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On June 26-29, 2012 18 students from Westbrook Dance
Academy performed at Walt Disney World.

In the Parade at Magic Kingdom, the students performed "Ease On
Down The Road" down Main Street USA through Liberty Square
and into Frontierland. The following day at Disney's Hollywood
Studios, the students took to the stage for a 10 minute performance
at the Premiere Theatre. The trip culminated in a Gala at EPCOT
complete with a dance party and confetti drop with Disney
Characters.

The participating students,
under the direction of Julie Reed-Russo, were as follows:

Brandi A., Zoie M., Haley W., Stephanie S., Maddie A., Holly S.,
Merilee S., Kali R., Morgan C., Juliana M., and Victoria H. of
Westbrook. Mara K.of Old Saybrook. Kaylene K., Claire P., Alex
K., Miles W. and SarahGrace D. of Clinton. Samantha D. of East
Lyme.

The studio and students were invited to perform and participate
again in 2013.
The Westbrook Dance Academy Competition Teams recently competed in The Elite Dance
Challenge (EDC) National Competition in Sturbridge, Massachusetts July 11-14, 2013. In a
competition with over 600 entries, the team won or placed in several categories including title
and modeling, and the Teen Competition Team dance "Mirror Mirror" was one of only 24
dances selected for the dance off. The students are under the direction of Julie Reed-Russo.

Kelsey C. and Morgan C's duo "Hanuman" scored Elite Platinum and was named EDC National
Champion duo/trios. The dance also received a special award. Kelsey and Morgan are from
Westbrook.

The trio "We Both Reached For The Gun" scored Platinum and was third overall duo/trios. The
trio featured Juliana M., Merilee S., and Morgan C - all of Westbrook.

The Senior Competition Team placed three dances in the top 10 Senior Small Groups.
"Transylvania Mania" scored Elite Platinum and was third, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" scored
Platinum and was fifth, while "Sunday" was ninth. Senior Competition Team members Morgan
C., Juliana M., Holly S., and Kali R. are from Westbrook, Alissa M. is from East Lyme. The
Senior Competition Team dance "Tainted Love" scored Elite Gold.

The Teen Competition Team dance "Mirror Mirror" scored Platinum and was sixth overall
Young Small Groups. "Mirror Mirror" was also one of only 24 dances chosen for the dance off.
In the dance off "Mirror Mirror" was fourth runner up. Teen Competition Team members
Stephanie S., Brandi A., and Victoria H. are from Westbrook, Miles W. and Sarahgrace D. are
from Clinton, Rachel W. and Mara K. are from Old Saybrook. The Teen Competition Team's
other two dances - "Smooth Criminal" scored Platinum while "Cold Hearted Snake" scored Elite
Gold.

The Petite Competition Team scored Elite Gold and was fourth overall Mini Recreational Small
Groups with their dance "Chocolate." Petite Competition Team Members Sophia R., Madison
G., and Gabriella N. are from Clinton, Olivia G. is from Westbrook. Kylie C. is from Old
Saybrook. The dance also received a special award.

The Junior Intermediate Competition Team dance "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" scored
Elite Gold and placed fifth overall Young Recreational Duo/Trios. Junior Intermediate
Competition Team Members Charlotte B., Michelle P., and Corrina H. are from Westbrook.

The Junior Competition Team scored Elite Gold in their performances "Double Dutch Bus," and
"Holly Rock." Junior Competition Team members Claire P. and Kaylene K. are from Clinton,
Megan G. is from Westbrook and Alexandra L. is from Madison.

In the solo division, Merilee S., Kelsey C. and Claire P. scored Platinum in their solos while
Mara K., Juliana M., Kaylene K., and Danielle A. scored Elite Gold. Danielle A. won the
Pro-Am Division.

Juliana M. and Morgan C's duo "Bring On The Men" scored Elite Gold as did Kali R. and
Stephanie S's duo "Waiting On The World To Change."

Morgan C. scored Platinum and was second runner up SR Miss Elite Title Division with her
solo "Rhythm." Her Lyric solo scored Elite Gold.

Miles W. was fourth runner up in the JR Mr. Elite Title Division with his solo "Roll Over
Beethoven." Miles was also Runner-Up JR Male Photogenic and was awarded a scholarship for
his EDC Elite Team performance.

Brandi A. scored Platinum and was third runner up in the Teen Miss Elite Title Division with
her solo "Feet Don't Fail Me Now." Brandi also won Teen Photogenic, and was third runner up
in the Teen Fashion Model Division.

Rachel W. was sixth runner up in the JR Miss Elite Title Division with her solo "Miss
Invisible." Rachel was Runner-Up JR Formal, second runner up JR Fashion, fourth Overall
Modeling, and sixth runner up in JR Photogenic. Rachel was awarded a scholarship for her EDC
Elite Team performance.

Victoria H. was seventh runner up in the Teen Miss Elite Title Division with her solo "Mein
Heir." Her Jazz solo scored Elite Gold. Victoria was fourth runner up in Teen Fashion Model
and fifth runner up in Teen Formal Model.

Megan G. was Runner-Up JR Photogenic, fourth runner up JR Fashion Model and eighth
runner up JR Formal. Her solo "So Fierce" scored Elite Gold.

Alissa M. won the SR Formal Model Division. Alissa was third runner up in SR Fashion and
fourth runner up in SR Photogenic. Her solo "Every Heart" scored Elite Gold.

Kali R. was Runner-Up in the SR Formal and SR Fashion divisions. Kali was second runner up
in SR Photogenic. Her solo "My Love" scored Elite Gold.

Holly S. was second runner up in the SR Formal and SR Fashion Divisions. Holly was third
runner up in SR Photogenic. Her solo "Brandenburg" scored Elite Gold.

Stephanie S. was fourth runner up in Teen Photogenic. Her solo "Drop In The Ocean" scored
Elite Gold.

Gabriella N. was second runner up Young Photogenic. Gabriella was awarded a scholarship for
her EDC Elite Team performance.

Sophia R. was fifth runner up in the Young Formal Division and seventh runner up in the Young
Fashion Division.

Olivia G. was sixth runner up in the Youth Fashion Division.

Layla D. won the Baby Formal and Fashion Divisions and was Runner-Up Baby Photogenic.

Tricia G. won Baby Photogenic and was Runner-Up Baby Formal and Fashion.

It was the final competition of another very successful season for the Westbrook Dance
Academy Competition Teams.