Magazine article Dance Spirit

Spotlight Dance Cup

Magazine article Dance Spirit

Spotlight Dance Cup

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NATIONALS DATES:

6/13-6/19: Branson, MO

6/27-7/1: Seaside, OR

7/6-7/10: Las Vegas, NY

2010 marks Spotlight Dance Cup's 1 5-year anniversary. To commemorate, the company added its new Pacific Northwest National Championship in Seaside, OR. No matter which event studios and dancers attend, they can be sure they will have a fulfilling experience. "Highly competitive studios will find Spotlight Dance Cup a great place to go up against the best of the best and put their hard work and dedication to the test," says director Michelle Kresge. "Alternately, rookie competitors will find our competitions relaxed and stressfree, making their experience enjoyable. Our amazing judging staff, which includes some of the industry's leading professionals, understands the varying levels of talent and provides the appropriate feedback that is both positive and informative."

The Spotlight organization prides itself on producing high quality, professional competitions that run ontime. "From the moment teachers and students arrive," Kresge says, "they can expect a friendly and knowledgeable staff, clearly marked dressing rooms and performance information, a family-friendly atmosphere and most importantly, a positive environment where the well-being of the performers is the focus."

While dancers can take advantage of convention classes and workshops at several Spotlight events, all participants will have the opportunity to receive part of more than $300,000 worth of cash, prizes and dance scholarships. Also, every routine receives a video critique of its performance for helpful feedback. "All Spotlight participants will walk away with a sense of achievement and accomplishment from our competitions, " Kresge says. "Our awards system guarantees that each dancer is recognized for the outstanding and talented individual they are and will reward them for a job well done, whether they are a first-year competitor or a 10-year veteran. Spotlight Dance Cup promotes the arts and encourages participation in dance. …

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