LHQ DanceForce recently competed in the Sophisticated Productions Dance Competition receiving several special and overall awards.
The regional competition held in Woonsocket, Rhode Island drew 13 studios throughout eastern and western Massachusetts, Connectic¬ut, and Rhode Island. 48 dancers from the LHQ DanceForce Competition Team performed group and solo jazz, lyrical, tap, and hip hop routines.
Six group numbers received special awards. Epic received the "Drama Precision" award and Hawaiian Adventure received the "Sensory Overload" award. Soloist Nina Bruno received the "Awesome Animation" special award, soloist Mary Root received the "Total Package" award, soloist Vinny Panuccio received the “Strength and Artistry” award, and soloist Caitlin Goodale received the “Light As A Feather” award.
The Overall 11-12 year old Line/Production award was presented to the group Hawaiian Adventure, Mariah Smith took home the 1st overall soloist in the 15-16 Jazz category, Jen Root won overall soloist in the 15-16 Jazz category, Sierra Moccio won 1st Runner Up Overall in the 7-8 year old soloists, and Kayla Stevens brought home the 2nd overall soloist award in the 17-18 Jazz category.
Nominated to the Performance Team at Nationals are soloists Haley Laudato, Mary Root, Nina Bruno, Vinny Panuccio, Caitlin Goodale and groups The Boyz, Angels, Epic, Tourists, Girls Unity, Love, Bombs Away, Hawaiian Adventure.