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Studio Elite Competition team places 4th and 9th overall at Starpower

Starpower Dance Competition was held March 24-26, in Fresno Calif. where performers Ava Daniels and Olivia Ringle from the Studio Elite Dance Competition Team competed in both solo and duet divisions. The second competition of the season for Miss Sara Morris and her Studio Elite Competition Dance Team once again achieved top awards, this time in solo and duet performances against dozens of competing dance studios. Starpower is entering its 30th year with three levels of competition, offering new awards, scholarships, and performance opportunities for every dancer.

Performers from the Studio Elite Team performing at this event included Ava Daniels and Olivia Ringle in both solo and duet divisions. Ava Daniels and Olivia Ringle competed in the Musical Theater Novice Duet/Trio Division with "I Can't Do It Alone" from the smash Broadway hit and Oscar winning movie "Chicago," which they premiered at last month's Showstopper winning a First Place Gold Trophy. At this event they not only took home the First Place Gold Trophy but also placed fourth overall with 4-3/4 out of 5 possible stars. "My team is fantastic," says Morris, "They worked so hard on their duet and it really paid off for them."

Ava Daniels placed ninth overall also receiving 4-3/4 out of 5 stars performing "Under Pressure" and took home a First Place Gold Trophy for her tap solo. "I'm very proud of Ava," says Morris who continues "This number is rather avant-garde and was the first time Ava performed it in competition. She is really pushing herself and did very well in the Tap Novice Solo Division."

In preparation for the dance finals in Las Vegas during July, the Studio Elite Competition Team will be competing at Spotlight in April, Thunderstruck in May and Starbound in June. For additional information contact Sara Morris, Studio Elite Dance (661) 330-2809 or [email protected]