Dance academy

Carolina Academy of Dance wins big

submitted to The Times

In Myrtle Beach this past weekend, the Carolina Dance Academy competed against dozens of dance studios from across the state and region for prestigious top honors at Showstopper, the nation’s largest dance competition. Their entries ranked as follows: “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” received 8th place overall in Teen Performance Large, Kinslee Duke received 7th place overall in Mini Performance Solo, Ashley Rae Hodge received 9th place overall in Teen Performance Solo, “Wizard of Oz” received 2nd place overall in Mini Performance Large, “Glory” received 10th place overall in Senior Performance Small, “Cupcake Social Club” earned 5th place overall in Mini Performance Large, “Le Jazz Hot” earned 7th place overall in Junior Performance Large, Abby Owens earned 7th place overall in Senior Performance Solo, Haley Cruse earned got 7th place overall in senior performance solo, Hailey Lynch got 7th place overall in senior performance solo, Audrey Bennett got 8th place overall in solo performa nce senior, Maddie Clark was awarded 7th place overall in Teen Performance Solo, “Feel it Still” was awarded 1st place overall in Senior Performance Duet/Trio, “Hero” was awarded 4th place overall in Teen Performa nce Super, “Bang Bang” received 7th place overall from Teen Performance Large, “Never Let Me Go” received 6th place overall from Senior Performance Large, and Carolina Dance Academy received 17 awards from platinum; 16 gold medals; This qualifies them to compete in the Showstopper National Finals in Sandusky, Mashantucket, Myrtle Beach, Kissimmee, Anaheim or Galveston this summer.