Leap National Dance Competition 2017

May 15, 2017

This weekend was our final competition of the season. What a great year of growth our dancers have had. We are so proud of the accomplishments on and off the stage. 

 

This past weekend we attended Leap National Dance Competition in Minneapolis, MN; as well as a soloist compete at In10sity in Minneapolis. Leap had 19 studios attending and around 515 numbers competing.

 

Congratulations to all GSD dancers as well as those who also competed through the weekend. It is so great to watch each of the dances, see our dancers interact with others and how they support each other. 

LEAP DANCE COMPETITION - RESULTS 

 

Leap has two levels of competition (Leap - higher competitive level, Skip - lower recreational level).

 

They use a star rating system: 5 stars being the highest, 2 stars the lowest. 

 

Below are the results for the weekend.

 

Overall Awards

 

Small Group Teen, Leap Level 

  • 3rd Overall - Choreography (Musical Theatre)
    (Dancers: Dylan Johnson, Emma Kulla, Tegan Lancaster, Mateo Leslie, Camille Miller, Lauren Philbrick; Choreographed by Matt Gasper)

  • 10th Overall - Lost Boy (Lyrical)
    (Dancers: Dylan Johnson, Emma Kulla, Tegan Lancaster, Mateo Leslie, Camille Miller, Lauren Philbrick; Choreographed by Matt Gasper)

Large Group Teen, Leap Level

  • 3rd Overall - Cello Wars (Ballet)
    (Dancers: Kyla Andvik, Sofia Astolfi, Emma Hetland, Dylan Johnson, Ava Jung, Alex Kirch, Isabella Kirch, James Kirch, Emma Kulla, Tegan Lancaster, Mateo Leslie, Camille Miller, Drew Noah, Lauren Philbrick, Grace Tuton; Choreographed by Matt Gasper)

  • 7th Overall - Bicycle Race (Jazz)
    (Dancers: Kyla Andvik, Sofia Astolfi, Emma Hetland, Dylan Johnson, Ava Jung, Alex Kirch, Isabella Kirch, James Kirch, Emma Kulla, Tegan Lancaster, Mateo Leslie, Camille Miller, Drew Noah, Lauren Philbrick, Grace Tuton; Choreographed by Matt Gasper)

Small Group Junior, Leap Level

  • 8th Overall - Soldier (Lyrical)
    (Dancers: Kyla Andvik, Sofia Astolfi, Ava Jung, James Kirch, Drew Noah; Choreographed by Liz Brandenburg)

Duo/Trio Teen, Skip Level

  • 9th Overall - Waterfall (Ballet)
    (Dancers: Emma Hetland, Isabella Kirch, Grace Tuton; Choreographed by: Matt Gasper)

  • 10th Overall - Sail (Contemporary / Modern)
    (Dancers: Emma Hetland, Isabella Kirch, Grace Tuton; Choreographed by: Stacey Downs)

Duo/Trio Junior, Leap Level

  • 5th Overall - Gold Watch (Jazz)
    (Dancers: Kyla Andvik, Sofia Astolfi, Drew Noah; Choreographed by: Liz Brandenburg)

Solo Teen, Leap Level

  • 1st Overall - Perm (Tap)
    (Dancer: Mateo Leslie; Choreographed by Patrick Kasper)

  • 7th Overall - War Child (Lyrical)
    (Dancer: Dylan Johnson; Choreographed by Kayla Morgan)

  • 10th Overall - Hanging Tree (Contemporary/ Modern)
    (Dancer: Emma Kulla; Choreographed by Matt Gasper)

Solo Junior, Leap Level

  • 6th Overall - Together Again (Tap)
    (Dancer: James Kirch; Choreographed by Patrick Kasper)

Solo Petite, Skip Level

  • 2nd Overall - Wipe Out (Jazz)
    (Dancer: Alex Kirch; Choreographed by Matt Gasper)

Specialty Awards

  • Broadway Tour - Lost Boy (Dylan J, Emma K, Tegan L, Mateo L, Camille M, Lauren P)
    This award is given to 1 group number of the entire weekend. These dancers have been invited to attend a 4 day trip to NYC to take classes at Broadway Dance Center and Steps, as well as attend Broadway shows, tour Radio City Music Hall and more! 

  • Leap! Above (Awarded for highest showmanship score) Teen Solos
    Mateo Leslie; Perm (Tap)

  • Leap! Above (Awarded for highest showmanship score) Junior Solos
    James Kirch; Together Again (Tap)

  • Judges Award: "Picture Perfect"
    Tegan Lancaster; End of Story

  • Judges Award: "Style"
    Camille Miller; Dancin' Dan

  • Judges Award: "Character"
    Emma Kulla; He Loves Me

  • Senior Leap! For the Stars Contest
    Finalists (2 of 4): Dylan J, Mateo L

Adjudicated Awards

Note: High Point Medallion winner is given to someone who has the highest score in the same level, category, age group and only if there is more then one 5 star.

 

TEAMS

Prima Wing: Dylan, Emma K, Tegan, Mateo, Camille, Lauren

Premiere Wing: Kyla, Sofia, Ava, James, Drew

Demi Wing: Emma H, Isabella, Grace

Mini: Alex 

 

TEEN LARGE GROUP - LEAP LEVEL

  • Bicycle Race (Jazz) | All Teams | 4.5 Stars

  • Cell Wars (Ballet) | All Teams | 5 Stars

TEEN SMALL GROUP - LEAP LEVEL

  • Eight Easy Steps (Jazz) | Prima Wing | 5 Stars

  • Choreography (Musical Theatre) | Prima Wing | 5 Stars - High Score Medallion

  • Money (Hip Hop) | Prima Wing | 5 Stars

  • Lost Boy (Lyrical) | Prima Wing | 5 Stars

  • Autobots (Ballet) | Prima Wing | 4.5 Stars

JUNIOR SMALL GROUP - LEAP LEVEL

  • Schools Out (Jazz) | Premiere Wing | 4.5 Stars

  • Kramer Vs Kramer (Ballet) | Premiere Wing | 4.5 Stars

  • Soldier (Lyrical) | Premiere Wing | 4.5 Stars

  • Go All Night (Hip Hop) Premiere Wing | 4.5 Stars

TEEN DUO/TRIO - SKIP LEVEL

  • Waterfall (Ballet) | Demi Wing | 4 Stars

  • Sail (Lyrical) | Demi Wing | 4 Stars

JUNIOR DUO/TRIO - LEAP LEVEL

  • Gold Watch (Jazz) | Sofia, Kyla, Drew | 4.5 Stars

TEEN SOLOS - LEAP LEVEL

  • Perm (Tap) | Mateo L | 5 Stars

  • Dancin’ Dan (Jazz) | Camille M | 5 Stars

  • Voodoo Child (Jazz) | Dylan J | 5 Stars - High Point Medallion

  • He Loves Me (Character) | Emma K | 5 Stars

  • Diana & Action Variation (Ballet) | Mateo L | 5 Stars

  • Sleeping Beauty Variation (Pointe) | Sofia A | 4.5 Stars

  • La Fille Mal Gardée (Pointe) | Tegan L | 4 Stars

  • Shade Variation (Pointe) | Lauren P | 4.5 Stars

  • Swan Lake Variation (Pointe) | Emma K | 5 Stars

  • Girl with One Eye (Open) | Camille M | 5 Stars

  • End of Story (Open) | Tegan L | 5 Stars - High Point Medallion

  • War Child (Lyrical) | Dylan J | 5 Stars

  • Silvership (Lyrical) | Sofia A | 4.5 Stars

  • Without A Word (Lyrical) | Tegan L | 5 Stars

  • Rule the World (Lyrical) | Lauren P | 5 Stars - High Point Medallion

  • Lux (Modern / Contemporary) | Dylan J | 5 Stars

  • Phoenix Rising (Modern / Contemporary) | Mateo L | 5 Stars

  • Hanging Tree (Modern / Contemporary) | Emma K | 5 Stars

TEEN SOLOS - SKIP LEVEL

  • The Greatest (Jazz) | Kyla A | 4.5 Stars

  • Your Song (Lyrical) | Grace T | 4.5 Stars

JUNIOR SOLOS - LEAP LEVEL

  • Together Again (Tap) | James K | 5 Stars

PETITE SOLOS - SKIP LEVEL

  • Wipe out (Jazz) | Alex K | 5 Stars

  • Barber of Seville (Ballet) | Alex K | 4 Stars

 

     

    In10sity

     

    Our dancer, Elisabeth E, attended In10sity this weekend in Minneapolis, performing her solos. We are so proud of her this weekend and her representation of Gasper’s School of Dance. It takes a lot for a dancer to put themselves out there, and even harder when her supporters were unable to attend and cheer her on. We are also so excited that she put herself out there and entered the Improv Contest. Congratulations, Elisabeth on an awesome weekend!

     

    SPECIALTY AWARDS

    Elisabeth was the Runner-up in the Improv Contest

     

    ADJUDICATED AWARDS

    In10sity has 3 levels of dance: Elite (highest), Premiere (middle), Debut (lowest)

     

    SENIOR SOLOS - ELITE LEVEL

    • New Dorp, New York (Jazz) | Elisabeth | High Gold

    • I Was Here (Lyrical) | Elisabeth | Platinum

     

     

     

     

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