LHQ DanceForce attended That’s Entertainment National Talent Competition on August 5th through the 8th. The dancers had a very successful few days winning several special and overall awards.
There were eighteen different studios that participated in this competition compiling more than 400 total entrees across the four days.
The production number “Hawaiian Adventure” earned the Perfect Production Special Award. The Total Package Award was presented to the group “Trumpet Lights”. Soloist Mary Root was recognized for utilizing her strong ballet technique with the Bathlete Special Award. The Standout Soloist Award was awarded to Vinny Pannucio. Finally, Nina Bruno earned the Sizzlin Style Award for showing off her individual flair.
Upon receiving the Sportsmanship Award for displaying a personable quality throughout the competition, Lynn Hadden Quinn remarked, “There is nothing more important than being supportive and friendly to all other studios competing in the competition.” The studio was also recognized for their fine technique with the Great Control Award.
“Hawaiian Adventure” was definitely a favorite among the judges. It received 1st Runner Up for Entertainer of the Year and 2nd Overall for Junior Level Group/Line/Productions. The group number “Hawaiian Hibiscus” placed 5th Overall for Senior Level Group/Line/Productions.
Mary Root placed 3rd and Vinny Panuccio placed 5th in the Overalls for the Senior Level 2 Soloists. Sierra Moccio received 3rd Overall for the Junior Level 1 Soloists.
Finally, Giana Mullins was a Photogenic Winner for the Junior 12 & Under Division.