BDSS Co. Dancers
The BDSS Co. Dancers is an award winning dance team that offers young dancers the opportunity to develop positive self esteem, confidence, accountability, and leadership through dance. Here at BDSS we strive to further our dancers potential, while maintaining age appropriate routines and costumes. We encourage our dancers to do their best and make improvements throughout the competition season, but most of all to have fun and grow through fellowship. The competition team is instructed by Becky Robinson, Danielle Leslein and Scott Benson.
BDSS CO. DANCERS
The BDSS Co. Dancers consists of dancers in mini, junior, teen and senior age divisions. The Co. Dancers compete in recreational to intermediate skill divions with dance numbers in tap, musical theatre, lyrical, ballet, contemporary and jazz categories.
BDSS Company Dancers 2017-2018 Nationals Wrap Up
2017-2018 BDSS Company Dancers team consist of 13 dancers ranging from 6 – 17 years of age. There were three National competitions attended through the summer by various team members.
Platinum National Dance Competition – National Finals in Panama City Beach, FL was held at the Marina Civic Center from June 12 – 17, 2017. The 11 BDSS team members that competed there were Baylee Mendheim, Kailyn Newsome, Mya Mason, Lauri Thigpen, Kaitlyn Hutchinson, Melana Webb, Allie Wilkerson, Jade Plummer, MaryKate Brooks, Caibre Johnson, Erin Jarvis. The team qualified for Platinum NDC in Daytona at the regional level on May 19 – 20. In addition, they also competed at the regional level this year at Fusion National Dance & Inspire National Dance.
BDSS competed at the Recreational Level with 16 entries in the categories of tap, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary and jazz. The entry types were nine Solos, five Duet/Trios, and two Small Groups taught by instructors Becky Robinson, Danielle Leslein and Scott Benson. There were 811 entries during the 6 day event.
Platinum awards were given to BDSS Soloists - Mya Mason, Allie Wilkerson, and Caibre Johnson; Group and Duet/Trios receiving Platinum awards were tap numbers performed by Junior Team members Allie Wilkerson, Jade Plummer, Kaitlyn Hutchinson, Melana Webb and by Teen Team members Caibre Johnson, Erin Jarvis and MaryKate Brooks. Junior Team's tap dance "Razzle Dazzle" placed 6th overall in the junior recreational small group division. Teen Team placed 2nd overall for tap performance "Trickle, Trickle" and 3rd overall for musical theatre performance "Anything Goes" in teen recreational duo/trios division. Soloist Allie Wilkerson was invited to perform at Platinum’s Invitational competition held in Charleston, SC following her performance in Daytona. Soloist Caibre Johnson also received a Judges Choice award for “Perfect Character” and placed 7th overall in her division which had 18 entries.
Gold awards were given to soloists Baylee Mendheim, Kaitlyn Hutchinson, Melana Webb, Jade Plummer, MaryKate Brooks and Erin Jarvis; Duet/Trios performed by Petite team members Lauri Thigpen, Kailyn Newsome, Mya Mason; Teen team members Caibre Johnson, Erin Jarvis and Mary Kate Brooks; Small group jazz number performed by Allie Wilkerson, Jade Plummer, Kaitlyn Hutchinson and Melana Webb also received a gold award.
Fusion National Dance competition was attended by team members Brittany Edwards and Savanna Edwards in Daytona Beach, FL from June 22 – 25, 2017. Brittany and Savanna competed at the Intermediate Level with 6 entries in the categories of lyrical, contemporary and jazz. The entry types were 2 Solos each and 2 Duet/Trios which were choreographed by Scott Benson. Soloist Brittany Edwards was awarded High Gold for both of her solos. Her sister and fellow soloist Savanna Edwards received Gold for each of her solos. They also performed 2 duets which were awarded a High Gold and Gold.
Inspire National Dance competition was attended by team members Brittany Edwards and Savanna Edwards in Savanna, GA from June 27 – July 1, 2017. Brittany and Savanna performed the same 6 dances. Soloist Brittany Edwards was awarded High Gold and Gold. Her sister and fellow soloist Savanna Edwards received Platinum for her two solos and High Score for her jazz number. They performed 2 duets which were awarded a Platinum and Gold award, as well as a Showmanship award for their jazz number. The girls, chosen as All Stars at regionals for Inspire, concluded their week by performing in the All Stars dance during the Crystal Showcase.