Dance Fusion Turns it Up


Courtesy of Dance Fusion

Dance Fusion competed in Lancaster over St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Tyrone’s Dance Fusion continued its successful competition season over St Patrick’s Day Weekend in Lancaster at the Turn It Up Dance Competition.

The competition was full of talent with over 600 entries that performed Friday night into late Saturday afternoon.

Over 600 pieces competed in the competition and the talent was fierce. We danced away with our best award-winning weekend in 20 years

— Lindsey Pullara

“Over 600 pieces competed in the competition and the talent was fierce. We danced away with our best award-winning weekend in 20 years,” said Dance Fusion owner and Artistic Director Lindsay Pullara.

Dance Fusion’s best finish of the competition was by the Small Modern Senior Group with their performance, Vessel. It received Platinum Pro, First Overall, College Bound Judges Choice Award, Best Choreography Winner, and the second-highest intermediate scoring routine of the weekend.

Dance Fusion also won 16 High Platinum awards, 16 Platinum, three High Gold, 23 Top Overall Finishes, two 1st Overall, seven Judges Choice Awards, three Turn It Up Team Invites, one Entertainment Award, one Costume Award, one Heart of Gold Award, and one Choreography Award.

Turn It Up Had different scoring and adjudications compared to most competitions.  Scoring was as follows:

Platinum-Pro: Total Score of 290-300
High Platinum: Total Score of 279-289.9
Platinum: Total Score of 268-278.9
High Gold: Total Score of 257-267.9
Gold:  Total Score of 246-256.9
High Silver: Total Score of 245.9 and under

Dance Fusion’s next competition is an optional solo/duet/trio in Altoona, PA on March 31st at Encore. Their next group competition is in April at That’s Entertainment, also in Altoona.

Senior/Teen Solos/Duet:

If You Were Still Around (Sage Rumberger and Alivia Anderson)- High Platinum, 2nd Overall

Entity Voice (Sage Rumberger)- High Platinum, 4th Overall, Terrific Textures Judges Choice Award

Eyes In Reverse (Alivia Anderson)- High Platinum, 9th Overall

I Can’t Carry This Anymore (Lizzy Fryer)- High Platinum, 14th Overall

The World Is Waiting (Marley Grazier)- Platinum

Spell (Marley Grazier)- Platinum

Throwback Thursday (Kenzie Lewis)- Platinum, Most Entertaining Award

Song to the Siren (Sway Cornelius)- High Platinum, 4th Overall, Smooth Siren Judges Choice Award, Turn It Up Dance Invite

Low (Aubrey Biter)- High Gold

Red Right Hand (Addison Davis)- Platinum

Came Here For Love (Sydney Zlupko)- High Platinum, 3rd Overall

Ghost (Kacie Norris)- High Platinum, 7th Overall

Open Hands (Anna Winey)- Platinum

Strand (Sophia Pullara)- High Platinum

Best Shot (Sophia Pullara)- High Platinum, 9th Overall

Butterfly (Carson Moore)- Platinum

Teen and Senior Groups

Vessel (Small Modern)- Platinum Pro, 1st Overall, College Bound Judges Choice Award, Best Choreography Winner, 2nd Highest Intermediate Scoring Routine of the Weekend

People Watching People Watching (Large Modern)- High Platinum, 2nd Overall

Daily Mail (Contemporary)- High Platinum, 7th Overall

7 Deadly Sins (Contacro)- High Platinum, 4th Overall

Next To You (Lyripop)- High Platinum, 4th Overall

Smoke on the Water (High Platinum)- 5th Overall

Criminal Intent (Teen Jazz)- Platinum, 10th Overall

Deep Water (Lyrical Supergroup)- High Platinum, 8th Overall

Bey Day (HipHop Supergroup)- High Platinum, 10th Overall, All In Judges Choice Award

Junior and Mini Solos/Duet

Flying Solo (Bella Smith)- Platinum, 14th Overall

School Daze (Ruby Zlupko)- High Gold, Heart of Gold Award

Suitcase (Ella Lytle)- Platinum, 8th Overall, Poised and Pretty Judges Choice Award

Fancy Nancy (Ella Lytle and Alaina Caldwell)- Platinum, 6th Overall, Turn It Up Dance Invite

Junior/Mini Groups

Woodstock (Production)- Platinum, 2nd Overall, Completely Committed Judges Choice Award, Best Costume Award

Dream Conductors (Junior Modern)- Platinum

Ponytail (Mini HipHop)- Platinum, 1st Overall

Grow (Mini Lyrical)- Platinum, 3rd Overall

Clue (Junior Jazz)- High Gold, 8th Overall

The Middle (Junior Lyrical)- Platinum, 10th Overall, Lovely Lyrical Judges Choice Award

Pirates (Jacro)- Platinum, Turn It Up Dance Invitation