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Dancers do well in Vegas competitions

Provided to the Tribune
Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Suzie Elias and Casey Huber flank the trophy they received for winning the Petite Division at the Dance U.S.A. National Finals.

Suzie Elias and Casey Huber represented Dance Visions Performing Arts Center very well at Cashman Auditorium in Las Vegas. The duo chose to attend Dance USA Nationals and Thunderstruck Nationals over a 10-day span during July.

At Dance USA, they competed with their jazz dance, “Can’t Turn You Loose.” This dance won overall high score for the Petite Division earning them $250 and a six-foot tall trophy. Both girls competed with their solos in the title division. Casey was first runner-up Petite with her jazz dance, “Hound Dog,” and Suzie was first runner-up Junior.

For Thunderstruck, the girls also hit gold with their jazz duo winning overall junior duo/trio and $100. Suzie also won $100 and scored 295.8 out of a possible 300 to take first overall junior solo with her dramatic acro routine, “Red Football.” Her score was the high score of Nationals, garnering her the “Eye of the Storm” award with $500 scholarship money.

Joan Elias and Eileen Huber accompanied the girls to Las Vegas. Kelly Alvarez is the owner/director of Dance Visions.

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