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DancePak closes 2019 competition season

By Ryerson DancePak

TORONTO - The Ryerson DancePak completed their competition season this past weekend at Rhythm in Milton. 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 small open group, choreographed by team member Melanie Chin, taking 10th overall in the small group division and the team going on to finish as the 10th overall team out of 23 at Strive’s University Dance Challenge. This year’s numbers were choreographed by rookies, team alumni, and industry professionals. 

2018/2019 Season Results

Large Jazz Group “Believe” - Choreographed by Cristina Sinopoli
Strive - 2nd Place Large Jazz, Special Award for being “Truly Technical”
Terpsichore - 2nd Place Large Jazz 19
Rhythm - 2nd Place Large Jazz 19

Large Contemporary Group “Reprieve” - Choreographed by Aidan Tooth
Strive - 5th Place Large Contemporary 19
Terpsichore - 4th Place Large Contemporary 19
Rhythm- 4th Place Large Contemporary 19, Special Award for Creative Choreography

Large Lyrical Group “The Waiting Room” - Choreographed by Emma Searles
Strive - 3rd Place Large Lyrical 19
Terpsichore - 3rd Place Large Lyrical 19
Rhythm - 3rd Place Large Lyrical 19

Small Open Group “Radical Being” - Choreographed by Melanie Chin
Strive - 2nd Place Small Open 19, 10th Overall Small Group
Terpsichore - 2nd Place Small Open 19
Rhythm - 3rd Place Small Open 19

Small Contemporary Group “A Ribbon” - Choreographed by Sierra Richardson
Strive - 2nd Place Small Contemporary 18, Special Award for Committed Dancers
Terpsichore - 5th Place Small Contemporary 18
Rhythm - 2nd Place Small Contemporary 18, Special Award for Technique & Passion

Small Jazz Group “Somethin’ About You” - Choreographed by Jenna Stoikos, Sarah Elisio, and Savannah DiMuccio
Strive - 1st Place Small Jazz 18
Terpsichore - 1st Place Small Jazz  18, Special Award for “Owning it”
Rhythm - 1st Place Small Jazz 18, Special Award for Entertainment

Alaina Lindsay, Acro Solo “Play With Fire”
Terpsichore - 1st Place Acro Solo 19
Rhythm - 2nd Place Acro Solo 19

Daniela Bandiera, Lyrical Solo “Ti Amo”
Rhythm - 3rd Place Lyrical Solo 18

Samantha Olivier, Tap Solo “Bellyache”
Rhythm - 1st Place Tap Solo 18

Melanie Chin, Open Solo “Burn”
Rhythm - 1st Place Open Solo 19, Special Award for Artistic Expression

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