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NEWS RELEASE STUDIO DANCE ARTS **************************** Studio Dance Arts congratulates company dancers for a great 10th anniversary competitive season so far SAULT STE.



Studio Dance Arts congratulates company dancers for a great 10th anniversary competitive season so far

SAULT STE. MARIE - The entire Studio Dance Arts competitive company of 125 dancers participated in two major competitions over the past month and took away many top awards and accolades.

Terpsichore took place in Sault Ste. Marie in mid-April and In10sity was held in Detroit earlier this month.

SDA’s competitive company dancers hail from both the Sault Ste. Marie and Elliot Lake Studio’s.

They had entries in solo, duo/trio and group categories in various dance styles that include ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, tap and hiphop.

In10sity Detroit had more than 700 entries in the competition with 16 participating studios from across the region.

SDA took home several top awards including Top Senior Score and the second overall Top Studio from all those entered into competition.

SDA offers a half-time competitive program as well as a highly comprehensive full-time program.

Currently they are the only school in the Algoma district that enters all of its full-time levels (mini, junior, inter and senior) at the elite level of competition.

Together, they have one more regional competition this season, which is the Showstopper in Chicago May 24-26 and the full-time company will head to the Showstopper National Finals event in Myrtle Beach July 1-6.

Studio Dance Arts is proudly celebrating 10 years of dance this season.

To mark this milestone anniversary they will be hosting a gala event June 15-16 at the Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre.

This spectacular event will feature all of SDA’s recreational and competitive dancers, with performances by Elliot Lake’s Company and special appearances by SDA alumni.

Tickets are available now at the Station Mall Box Office.

To register for SDA’s upcoming dance season kicking off in September 2013, visit

Top Award Recipients - Terpsichore Sault Ste. Marie held April 13, 2013

Recreational Division of Competition

12 years and under

  • Top Soloist - Brooke Patry
  • Top Group - Spell On You

13 years and over

  • Top Soloist - Brooke Patry
  • Top Duo/Trio - Riley McDermott and Sarah Wilding
  • Top Team - Our Song

Competitive Division of Competition

  • Top Mini Soloist - Ava Zachary
  • Top Junior Soloist - Olivia Vecchio
  • Top Intermediate Soloist - Cristina Marrelli
  • Top Senior Soloist - Mikayla Marrelli
  • Top Competitive Group (All Ages/Categories) - Cell Block Tango

In10sity Detroit held May 3-5, 2013

Premiere Division of Competition

  • Top Junior Soloist - Mya Smith
  • Top Teen Soloist - Brooke Patry
  • Top Mini Small Group - Business Of Love
  • Top Mini Large Group - Nicest Kids
  • Top Junior Group - Spell On You
  • Top Teen Group - Mambo #5

Elite Division Of Competition

  • Top Mini Soloist - Olivia Pucci
  • Top Senior Soloist - Mikayla Marrelli
  • Top Mini Group - I Got Eyes
  • Top Teen Group - Let's Have A Kiki
  • Top Senior Small Group - Cell Block Tango
  • Top Senior Large Group - Music Of Heaven
  • Highest Senior Score of Weekend (Out of all solos, duo/trios and groups combined) - Music of Heaven
  • Weekend Top Studio Average 2nd place - (based on the studio's five highest duo/trio or group scores of the entire event)