Angie’s Aces win first place at national competition

Jul 28, 2014
Photo by: Donated MINI ACES — First row, from left, are Ella Cody, Kennedy Barker and Kellie Ferguson; second row, Maggie Webb, Mia Norton and Ava Flower; third row, Emma Wright, Louci Thomason and Emeri Wright.

Angie’s Dance Academy traveled to Savannah, Georgia, to attend Encore Dance Competition Grand Finals. The academy was recognized as one of the highest rated dance studios in the region. Students of the academy, under the direction of Angie Henley and Hayley Leis, took first place among hundreds of competing routines.

The Mini Aces Team and senior Michaela Hannah won the title of Grand National Champion and Top Super Soloist. The Aces Performing Troupes were honored with overall placement trophies, judge’s choice awards and platinum ratings.

Mini Aces — Kennedy Barker, Ella Cody, Kellie Ferguson, Ava Flowers, Mia Norton,

Louci Thomason, Maggie Webb, Emeri Wright and Emma Wright

— “We Like It” — 1st Place Platinum, 1st Place Overall Recreational Small Group, Grand National Finals Champion

— “Zippity Boppity Boo!” —1st Place Platinum, 9th Overall Recreational Small Group

Young Junior Aces — Ella Grace Cathey, Kayla Justus, Mercer Meadows, Skye Parris and Addison Wyatt

— “Don’t Mean a Thing” — 3rd Place Platinum

— “Bom Kiki Bom” — 2nd Place Platinum
— “Tears of an Angel” — 4th Place High Gold

Junior Aces — Joshua Borges, Nicole Borges, Casty Eller, Haley Manka, Alivia Mehaffey and Allie Roberts

— “Go Gone” — 5th Place Platinum

— “Bellhop Boogie” — 2nd Place Platinum

— “Grace” — 1st Place High Gold

Soloists from Angie’s Dance Academy

— Michaela Hannah — “Water from the Same Source,” 1st Place Platinum; “Applause,” 1st Place Platinum, Judges Choice; “Fabulous Face” award and Grand National Finals Super Soloist Champion.

— Halie Gillett — “Just a Girl,” 1st Place High Gold

— Addison Wyatt — “Super Girl,” 5th Place Platinum
— Skye Parris — “Everybody Loves My Baby,” 3rd Place Platinum

Duo/Trios from Angie’s Dance Academy

— Ella Grace Cathey and Addison Wyatt — “Rock Stars,” 2nd Place Platinum
— Nicole and Josh Borgess — “Wanna Be Like You,” 1st Place Platinum, 10th Place Overall Junior Competitive Duet/Trio