East End dancers reap awards

Dancers from Vital Precision Dance Company, near Main Street and Danforth Avenue, show off their awards from a recent Embrace Dance Competition. PHOTO: Anna Killen

Local dance studio Vital Precision Dance Company cleaned up at the recent Embrace Dance Competition in North York. VPDC sent a team of 47, ages 5 to 18, to represent the studio at the competition. These dancers entered 57 dances of various genres in the competition and won an incredible 50 overall and special awards.

While there are too many overall awards to list, the following dancers came first: Simone Arnold for her acro solo, Isobel Lowry for her jazz solo, Anna Armstrong, Amanda Getchell and Freya Vint for their contemporary trio, Hailey Gill for her ballet solo, Hailey Gill, Isobel Lowry and Lauren Gleeson for their ballet trio, Cedar Campbell-Golden for her ballet solo, the senior group for their contemporary dance and the mini and intermediate groups for their ballet dances.

Hailey Gill was recognized with the Embrace Your Artistry Award, Isobel Lowry was selected as the Overall Junior Most Potential Soloist and Amanda Getchell won the Overall Competitive Technique Award.

Isobel Lowry, Jamie-Leigh Wilcox and Lauren Gleeson were invited to compete for the Jr. Miss Embrace title, and Anna Armstrong and Amanda Getchell were invited to compete for the Sr. Miss Embrace title in October.

The studio scored the highest marks of the entire competition in the acro and hip hop genres and won the award for the overall Top Choreography of the Competition.

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