The Music General Performing Line dancers competed at the 37th annual Minnesota Dance Contest on March 27 and 28 in Wayzata.
More than 100 dancers from Music General competed with 23 other dance studios from the metro area in tap and jazz dance. Overall the group earned 14 first-place awards and seven second-place awards.
Sparklers (age 7 large group): "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," tap, first; "My Baby," jazz, first. Madi Adams, Kaitlyn Christiansen, Angela Cole, Mackenzie Dondelinger, Megan Duhn, Ellie Erholtz, Hanna Erickson, Abby Holloway, Emalie Johnson, Madi Landsburg, Nikki Leland, Trevina Smith, Morgan A. Steffen, Morgan R. Steffen, Melissa Svoboda, Claire Uhlman, Gabe Durant.
Dazzlers (age 10-11 large group): "Tell Him," tap, first; "Whoa Now," jazz, second. Becky Anderson, Alice Bertram, Courtney DeChaine, Claire Erholtz, Jazmine Hite, Devon Hutchinson, Sarah Johnson, Kami Kaderlik, Alexie Larson, Anna Quincer, Kelsey Rice, Lizzie Saatoff, Corrina Schmidt, Haley Van Steenwyk, Hanna Stoll, Leah Thorkelson.
Crystals (age 10-11, line): "Footloose Doll," tap, first; "Mama Mia," jazz, second. Autumn Aeling, Jillian Anderson, Kalliann Crawford, Courtney DeChaine, Lisa Fleisher, Stephani Groen, Staci Gunnarson, Karlee Haglin, Mackayla Headlee, Stephanie Jensen, Marlee Landsburg, Lauren Makey, Megan Marlatt, Jordan Peterson, Karyn Pfeifer, Bianca Spalj, Becky Stanwood, Giselle Tamasy, Kelsey Terhaar.
Sapphires (age 12-13 large group): "If Love is a Crime," tap, first; "Come Together," jazz, second. Molly Baker, Sarah Brill, Kristin Goddard, Alyssa Haglin, Taylor Headlee, Madisyn Hilborn, Emily Holland, Kourtney Holloway, Abby Hradsky, Erin LePage, Alyssa Marlatt, Melissa Morey, Molly Peltoma, Laura Pfeifer, Brynn Samp, Nikki Weber.
Rubies (age 14-15 large group): "Scatmusic," tap, first; "Feel Like Cryin'," jazz, first. Heather Beyer, Hannah Brueland, Tiffani Cox, Ashley Grunewald, Jenny Johnson, Marah Johnson, Stephanie Kinney, Amber Laffin, Emma Palm, Jenelle Pfeifer, Jillian Polansky, Rachelle Reed, Becky Scheeler, Nicole Spalj, Hanna Steinke, Ella Strother, Randie Swanson, Kari Fread.
Emeralds (age 16+ large group): "KOTO," tap, first; "Ocean Club," jazz, second. Madison Aeling, Matt Capelle, Kari Fread, Marissa Goble, Tara Hegstad, Kati Hilborn, Ashley Hillstrom, Sara Huber, Ali Kavanaugh, Alex Kuhn, Emily MacDonald, Kelsey Moen, Chloe Opp, Jenny Peltoma, Nikki Philips, Allison Potvin, Natalie Potvin, Danielle Reed, Michelle Reed, Ali Samp, Whitney Shepherd, Brittney Stumvoll.
Junior Diamonds (age 12-13 small group): "W-O-M-A-N," jazz, second. Sarah Brill, Alyssa Haglin, Taylor Hedlee, Madisyn Hilborn, Emily Holland, Laura Pfeifer, Brynn Samp.
Teen Diamonds (age 14-15 small group): "It's Raining Men," jazz, first. Tiffani Cox, Jenny Johnson , Emma Palm, Jillian Polansky, Rachelle Reed, Randie Swanson.
Diamonds (age 16+ small group): "Tainted Love," jazz, second. Kati Hilborn, Ashley Hillstrom, Sara Huber, Emily MacDonald, Chloe Opp, Danielle Reed, Michelle Reed, Ali Samp, Whitney Shepherd.
Adults: "Viva Las Vegas," tap, first; "Joe Mama's Clean-up Crew," jazz-hip hop, first. Stephanie Binsfeld, Amy Borash, Melissa Brodmarkle, Becky Brueland, Melissa Clarine, Colette Durant, Amy Floerchinger, Cathy Gilson, Silvia Jimenez, Beth Karnitz, Becca Moengen, Roseanne Reed, Kathee Stanwood, Kristi Stanwood, Mabel Tamasy.
Solos and duets: Kristin Goddard, tap solo, first; Randie Swanson and Emma Palm, tap duet, first; Allison and Natalie Potvin, tap duet, second; Matt Capelle and Alex Kuhn, tap duet, first; Nichole Phillips, musical theatre solo, third.
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