Smooth Steps brings home two national titles

The Smooth Steps dance competition teams.

The Smooth Steps dance competition teams.

SWARTZ CREEK — Smooth Steps Competition teams attended the Kids Artistic Review National Dance Competition and came home with two National Titles.

Their 12-14 year old tap trio Swing with me with dancers Alyssa Juratich, Jordan Taylor, Haille York and Smooth Steps Senior Hip Hop team. Get Loose with Dancers, Alena Benjamin, Kennadi Wascher, Jordan Taylor, Jana Kraysovich, Katherine Rabine, Selleka Fick, Breanne Defoe, Natalie Mills, Nicole Haskins and Michalah Nemitz, Alyssa Juratich and Hailey York.

It was a very tough competition with girls from all over the USA and Canada. The girls were very excited and had to qualify at a Regional competition held in Grand Rapids in April. They received also a top first and first in the Hip Hop Category. Getting the first place National win meant their score had to beat all the scores, in the tap, jazz hiphop and lyrical categories

Tap Line Anything Goes received a second place National title and teen tap Swing With me received a 3rd place National title.

The girls had a very exciting season this year receiving overalls in over 75 percent of the numbers they entered. They also received many special awards including full scholarships to dance Camps in New York and Chicago.

In the award category this season the dancers were given several Double Platinums the highest score possible.

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