Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Bonnie Gray's dance troupe has done it again.
Students of "That's Dancing!," the choreographer's dance education program for adults, shined at the recent
Starpower National Talent Competition in Orlando.
Dancers from around the U.S., and from as far as Guam and Australia vied at the Disney Dolphin Convention Resort.
The Starfire Competitive Tap Company of Bruce Colby, Susan Wilcox, Evelyn Sturn, Suzy Berinsky, Jeanne Wacker, Vickie Inglese, Mary Pickup took top honors, earning near perfect scores in all of their entries.
The Wilcox, Colby and Sturn trio took the national champion title in the adult duo/trio division.
Colby also won national champion adult soloist honors.
In the adult small group division, the team received second- and third-place national champion honors, titles that go to the highest scoring routines, regardless of dance style.
The team has been together six years and holds four national champion titles in the small group division and two national champion titles for adult duo-trios. It also holds five national champion titles in the adult solo division.
All their routines were choreographed by Gray, a working professional stage performer and award-winning choreographer.
“That’s Dancing!" offers several levels of tap dancing for adults and classes are held in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and St. Petersburg. The next class session is in September.
Posted by Vin Mannix at 1:39 PM