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DancePak closes competition season 2018

By Andrea Elliott

TORONTO - The Ryerson DancePak completed their competition season this past weekend at Dare2Dance in Barrie. The team competed in three back-to-back-to-back weekend competitions against 18 to 25 other Canadian collegiate dance teams. All three competitions proved to be intense and highly competitive.

Highlights of the team’s competition results include their large jazz group, choreographed by team alumna Cristina Sinopoli, taking 5th overall in the large group division of 75 and the team going on to finish as the 7th overall team out of 22 at Strive’s University Dance Challenge. This year’s numbers were choreographed by rookies and team alumni respectively.

2017/2018 Season Results

Large Jazz Group “Stormy Weather” - Choreographed by Cristina Sinopoli
Strive - 2nd Place Large Jazz 18-19, 5th Overall Large Group out of 75
Terpsichore - 2nd Place Large Jazz 20
Dare2Dance - 3rd Place Sophomore Large Jazz

Large Contemporary Group “Made of Stone” - Choreographed by Melissa Chayer
Strive - 3rd Place Large Contemporary 18-19
Terpsichore - 1st Place Large Contemporary 20
Dare2Dance - 4th Place Sophomore Contemporary

Large Open Group “Haunted” - Choreographed by Emily Paulic
Strive - 1st Place Large Open 20
Terpsichore - 1st Place Large Open 18, Special Award for Fierceness!
Dare2Dance - 2nd Place Sophomore Large Open, 5th Overall out of 20

Small Open Group “Dear Departed” - Choreographed by Jenn Taylor
Strive - 4th Place Small Open 18-19
Terpsichore - 3rd Place Small Open 20
Dare2Dance - 4th Place Sophomore Small Open

Small Contemporary Group “Black Tables” - Choreographed by Jenna Stoikos
Strive - 1st Place Small Contemporary 18
Terpsichore - 2nd Place Small Contemporary 19
Dare2Dance - 1st Place Freshman Small Contemporary

Kathleen Barbieri, Acro Solo “Ending”
Terpsichore - 1st Place Acro Solo 22
Dare2Dance - 1st Place Sophomore Acro Solo 22

Sarah Elisio, Jazz Solo “Human”
Terpsichore - 3rd Place Jazz Solo 19
Dare2Dance - 3rd Place Freshman Jazz Solo 19

Renee Smith, Open Solo “Turn To Self”
Terpsichore - 1st Place Open Solo 18 - Special Award for Technique!
Dare2Dance - 2nd Place Freshman Open Solo 18

Melanie Chin, Open Solo “Until We Meet Again”
Terpsichore - 2nd Place Open Solo 18
Dare2Dance - 1st Place Freshman Open Solo 18, 5th Overall Freshman Soloist out of 40

Sofia Ontiveros, Contemporary Solo “Numbers”
Terpsichore-  1st Place Contemporary Solo 19


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