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Main Street Dance Company Succeeds at Local Competitions

The MainStreet Dance Company from Andrea’s School of Dance in Bellwood jumped into their spring competition season at the All Out Dance Competition in Altoona on February 9-11, and the Encore DCS Competition in Johnstown on March 15-17.

Many local and regional studios were in attendance and competition at the advanced and elite division at both events was intense.

At the Encore competition in Johnstown, six Tyrone Area Middle and High School dancers received top awards.

Tyrone junior Nora Hoy, sophomore Paige Hoy, and freshman Elayna Hess were among the top award-winners in the senior division.

Tyrone junior Nora Hoy, sophomore Paige Hoy, and freshman Elayna Hess were among the top award-winners in the senior division.

Tyrone Middle School dancers Madeleine Pasquale, Alexa Wolfe, and Karissa Myers received top awards in the junior division.

“The Guardian” received the Highest Scoring Group for ages 12+. First Place Mic Drop, the Top Choreography Award, and First Place Overall awards were also earned by Jocelyn Hrzic.

“Uccelli” received Highest Scoring Group ages 11 and under, and 1st place Platinum. The choreography for “Uccelli” was by Andrea McGraw.

Encores adjudications from highest to lowest are Mic Drop, Diamond, Platinum, High Gold, or Gold.

Mainstreet received 3 Mic Drops, 8 Diamonds, 10 Platinums, and 2 High Golds.

A complete list of award winners from the Johnstown competition is as follows:

Mic Drop Winners:

  • “The Guardian ” (Senior Contemporary)- Talia Craig, Adaya Craig, Triumph Kilmartin, Riley Pellegrino, Elayna Hess, Shawna Lovrich, Ava Beiswenger, Sarah Papi, Nora Hoy, Paige Hoy, Lakaia Long. Choreographed by Jocelyn Hrzic
  • “Primavera” (Teen Solo)- Elayna Hess, choreographed by Anna Lovrich. Received 2nd place, judges award for “Breath of Fresh Air”, and 2nd place overall
  • “Near Light” (Senior Solo)- Shawna Lovrich. Received 1st place, Encore Extreme scholarship, Discovery spotlight Scholarship, and 3rd place overall

Diamond Winners:

  • “Maelstrom” (Senior Solo)- Nora Hoy- 4th place Diamond
  • “Wayfaring Stranger” (Senior Lyrical)- 1st place Diamond, and 4th place overall
  • “Moments Captured” (Senior Contemporary)- 1st place Diamond, and 1st place overall
  • “Spring” (Senior Modern)- 1st place Diamond
  • “Feelin’ Fosse” (Senior Jazz)- 1st place Diamond
  • “Seamless”(Senior Solo)-Riley Pellegrino- 2nd place Diamond, 4th place overall, and a special judges award for “Art in Motion”
  • “Epilogue”(Senior Duo)- Shawna/Sophie Lovrich- 3rd place Diamond
  • “Inside a Meditation” (Teen Contemporary)- 2nd place Diamond

Platinum Winners:

  • “Never Alone” (Junior Lyrical)- 1st place Platinum
  • “Skyfall” (Senior Tap)- 1st place Platinum
  • “Just Let Me Cry” (Senior Solo)-Adaya Craig- 3rd place Platinum
  • “Feel So Good”(Junior Jazz)- 1st place Platinum
  • “Mannequin” (Teen Duo)- Paige Hoy/Lakaia Long- 2nd place Platinum
  • “Lullaby of the Siren” (Senior Solo)-Ava Beiswenger- 3rd place Platinum
  • “Fortitude”(Senior Solo)-Triumph Kilmartin- 5th place Platinum
  • “Escape the Mundane”(Teen Duo)-Sarah Papi/Talia Craig- 1st place Platinum
  • “Never Alone”(Junior Lyrical)- 1st place Platinum
  • “Feel So Good”(Junior Jazz)- 1st place Platinum
  • “One Friend”(Junior Duo)- 1st place Platinum and 1st place overall

High Gold Winners:

  • “Dreamers” (Junior Trio)- Madeleine Pasquale/Harper Sieller/Lily Pawelski- 3rd place High Gold
  • “Green”(Junior Tap)- 1st place High Gold

All-Out Dance Competition

Several MainStreet dancers also did very well at the All-Out Dance Competition in Altoona in mid-February.

At the All Out Competition adjudications, from the highest score to lowest, were All Out Excellence, Platinum, All Out Gold, Gold, and All Out Silver.

The MainStreet dancers won three All Out Excellence, 14 Platinums, four All Out Gold, and one Gold.

The team also received two Judges’ Choice Awards, and “Spring” received Outstanding Choreography.

Full results from this competition were as follows:

Results:

  • “The Guardian” (Senior Contemporary)- All Out Excellence, and 1st place overall
  • “Primavera” (Layna Hess)- All Out Excellence, All Out All Star Selection, 3rd place, 4th overall, and a Judges Award for “Beautiful movement quality”
  • “Near Light” (Shawna Lovrich)- 1st place All Out Excellence, 2nd place overall, and a scholarship for Pointe Park Summer Choreography Collective
  • “Mannequin” (Paige Hoy, Lakaia Long)- 6th place Platinum, and 7th overall
  • “Fortitude” (Triumph Kilmartin)- Platinum and 10th place overall
  • “Seamless” (Riley Pellegrino)- 5th place Platinum, and 5th place overall
  • “Inside Meditation” (Teen Contemporary)- Platinum award
  • “Just Let Me Cry” (Adaya Craig)- 3rd place platinum and a scholarship for Pointe Park Summer Choreography Collective
  • “Moments Captured” (Senior Contemporary)- Platinum, and special judges award for “Flowing and Fabulous” and 2nd place overall
  • “Maelstrom” (Nora Hoy)- Platinum award
  • “Wayfaring Stranger” (Senior Lyrical)- Platinum and 3rd place overall
  • “Spring”(Teen Modern)-Platinum award, 3rd place overall, All Out All Star Selection, and a special judges award for “Just Beautiful”
  • “Feelin’ Fosse”(Teen jazz)- Platinum award and 6th place overall
  • “One Friend”(Mila Delgrosso/Callie Miller)- Platinum and 1st place overall
  • “Uccelli”(Pre-teen Modern)- Platinum and 5th place overall
  • “Epilogue”(Shawna Lovrich/Sophie Lovrich)- 3rd place Platinum and 4th place overall
  • “Escape the Mundane”(Talia Craig/Sarah Papi)- 7th place Platinum and 9th place overall
  • “Feel So Good”(Pre-teen Jazz)- All Out Gold and 1st place overall
  • “Never Alone”(Pre-teen Lyrical)- All Out Gold and 6th place overall
  • “Dreamers” (Maddeline Pasquel/ Lily Pawelski/Harper Sieller)- All Out Gold, and 6th overall
  • “Skyfall” (Senior Tap)- All Out Gold and 6th place overall
  • “Green” (Pre-teen Tap)- Gold and 7th place overall
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Elayna Hess
Elayna Hess, Staff Writer
Layna Hess is a freshman at Tyrone Area School District. This is her first year in Eagle Eye. She is interested in taking photos, shopping, and dancing. Layna has been dancing since she was three. She is a part of the Main Street Dance Company, where she spends most of her free time. If she isn't at dance, you will see her hanging out with her closest friends. Her plans after high school are to go to college to become a professional dancer. During her time in Eagle Eye, she would like to cover dance, student spotlights, and news.

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