Four dancers from A Time to Dance Studio received highest honors after a very successful weekend competing against local studios. NYLA Dance hosted a regional competition at Pensacola State College on March 9th. A Time to Dance took home all four titles and crowns for the 2nd consecutive year. Megan Gragg received 1st place overall Senior Solo and won Senior Miss NYLA. Karlee Dillard received 1st place overall Teen Solo and won Teen Miss NYLA. Isabella Paone received 1st place overall Junior Solo and won Junior Miss NYLA, and Sophia Villanova received 1st place overall Tiny Solo and won Tiny Miss NYLA. Megan Gragg, Alexa Poscic and Courtney Bruce each won the Steve Bielecki Award for Emotional Performance as well. These three dancers received scholarships to compete at the NYLA Dance Nationals in Biloxi, MS on June 21-23. The studio and dancers also received numerous other honors including:
A Time to Dance also took home all 3 Choreography Awards, 3 out of the 4 Emotional Awards, 2 of the 3 Costume Awards and Best Prop Award.
The A Time to Dance Team participated in back-to-back regional dance competitions. From March 1-3, the dancers competed against dozens of dance studios and nearly 600 dances in the Southeast Region in the Showstoppers Regional Competition in Mobile, AL. Again, prestigious honors were earned.Megan Gragg received 2nd place overall Senior Solo. Karlee Dillard received 1st place overall Teen Solo. Isabella Paone received 2nd place overall Junior Solo. Sophia Villanova received 2nd place overall Mini Solo. “Glam” received 1st place overall in Senior Duet/Trio Small Group. “Raining Men” received 2nd place overall in Senior Small Group
In addition, the following dances placed in the top 10 of their divisions: “All For Love”, “Swagger Jagger”, “Money”, “Mr. Personality”, “Say Something” and Alexa Poscic’s solo “My Sister”.
Due to their exceptional performance, all of the dancers are qualified to attend the Showstopper National Finals this summer.
The A Time to Dance Team will be performing at FunFest on Saturday, April 27th at 1:00pm on Navarre Beach.
Auditions for the Competition Dance Team will be held in May and June. Please contact the studio for details.
A Time To Dance was established in 2004 to provide the highest caliber of dance training to all students ages 2 and up at all levels, while developing confidence and self-esteem in a caring supportive environment. A Time To Dance provides the atmosphere and training that will nurture both the potential artist and the dance student who studies only for the inherent rewards of self-discipline, confidence, physical fitness and a greater appreciation of movement and music. The primary goal of A Time To Dance is to instill in the students proper dance technique while retaining their love of dance through positive and supportive teaching methods. Studio locations in Navarre and Gulf Breeze.