Starquest World Finals!!
Every choreography session, conditioning class, rehearsal and competition since the start of the season has been leading to one gigantic finale for the 2018-2019 SDA Competitive Company... Nationals! Ready for the big show, the team made its way to Galveston, Texas to compete at the Starquest World Finals.
In addition to competing against top talent from around the country, our dancers spent time taking master classes in all genres from accomplished teachers and choreographers.
The schedule was packed but you can bet the dancers found time for fun when they weren't competing, taking class, or cheering on their teammates.
The moms managed to have a little fun as well... but the week was rough on dads and brothers. 😂
Fun and naps aside, the team was focused and ready to make our presence felt on the national stage. Up against teams five times our size, competing multiples dances in a given age group and skill level, SDA shined BRIGHT.
Here are the overall placements from regular competition during the week:
1 - O Superman
3 - Step Sisters Lament
3 - Truth
6 - Nothingness
7 – Center Of The Galaxy
7 - California Love
9 - Party Time
9 - I Will Wait
10 - 5 Stars
10 - 1997
10 - Together Again
11 - Last Dance
11 - Inuit
14 - I'm There Too
15 - Boss
19 - Longest Time
19 - Lean Back
Top 5 Select Solo/Duo/Trios - Your Story, Ni Part, Best Days, Camp Memories, Husks & Shells
In addition, SDA won a staggering number of special awards and recognitions:
Emerging Artist Junior Mr. StarQuest - Cooper Maisano - Les Poissons
Petite Solo Costume - 2 - Center Of The Galaxy
Petite Duet/Trio Costume - 3 - Ni Part
Junior Duet/Trio Costume - 2 - Get That Cheddah
Teen Solo Costume - 2 - Right As Rain
Teen Duet/Trio Costume - 3 - Queens Of The Nile
Spreading Kindness - Sydnee Kelly
Petite Fusion Award - Step Sisters Lament
Junior Fusion Award - Camp Memories
Teen Fusion Award - Inuit
Junior Odyssey Award - Truth
Teen Odyssey Award - Together Again
Choreography Award - Terri-Sue Dorn
When regular competition was over, the studios that placed in the top five overall for each age group were invited to compete again at the Classic Dance Off. SDA earned a spot in the Petite, Junior, and Teen age divisions (we didn't have a senior group), and had an amazing showing:
1 - Truth
2 - O Superman
3 - Nothingness
Runner-up Junior Apogee Award - Truth
Last but not least, five of our Select level solos, duets, and trios had overall placements in the top five for their age division and were invited to compete in the Quest for the Best, the most prestigious and challenging event of the week. We're so proud of these placements!
4 - Ni Part
4 - Camp Memories
5 - Your Story
5 - Best Days
5 - Husks & Shells
It was an incredible season, capped off with a nationals week we'll never forget! The future is bright. See you soon for Season 5, SDA!