Dance Xplosion competes for awards

Photo by Joyce Ervin Photographed at the Kids Artistic Review Dance Competition Competition are (back) Sarah Trone, Peyton Hum, Caelan Hunter, Madison Foor, Paige Laborde, Elia Bronson, Madelyn Miller, (front row) Emma Budd, Livie Henry members of the dance team Freeze Frame from Dance Xplosion.
Photo by Joyce Ervin
Photographed at the Kids Artistic Review Dance Competition Competition are (back) Sarah Trone, Peyton Hum, Caelan Hunter, Madison Foor, Paige Laborde, Elia Bronson, Madelyn Miller, (front row) Emma Budd, Livie Henry members of the dance team Freeze Frame from Dance Xplosion.

By Joyce Ervin

Fourteen dance teams, and a total of about 50 dancers, from Milan’s Dance Xplosion competed at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn recently in the Dupree Dance Convention and Competition scoring big.  Students of elementary school age through high school competed with solos, duets and groups.
These same dancers competed again in Farmington Hills at the Kids Artistc Review Dance Competition.  Upcoming in April is Applause and at the end of the year our Milan dancers will attend a major dance event in August in Chicago. 
The dancers compete in many genres, including tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, musical theater and hip hop/jazz.
A group of junior tap dancing girls, Freeze Frame, did extremely well capturing the Most Entertaining Group Award, Top Elite Trophy and came in first overall. 
These young girls are well trained and the dancers take classes led by professional dancers before and after competing.
Owner Heidi Wuerthele said many other dancers also earned high-scoring overall awards. Further she said, “It’s not about the award though, but rather performing their best, growing from year-to-year, and having fun.”
Wuerthele said the community is invited to watch the amazing dancers at their recital to be held the weekend of May 20,21 and 22 at the Milan High School in the Dennis McComb Performing Arts Center.  Check their website for times at www.dancexlosion.net

Joyce Ervin is a freelance writer reporting on Milan.  She can be contacted at:  jlervin42 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

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