They performed several duos, group routines and solos at the competition. Students performing were Elizabeth Landry, Alyssa Avratin, Julia Kazy, Gracie Clark, Cameron Woody and Caitlyn Mantooth, who attended camps throughout the summer and did routines learned during weekly camps.
Artistic Director Carrie Kramar was one of the top winners, placing first in her age division.
Kramer is a young, energetic dancer, choreographer, and teacher who has been teaching since age 14, is a national award-winning soloist and has been part of winning groups and duos through out her dancing career.
She has won scholarships as well as choreography awards and she hopes to pass her passion for dance and teaching to her students in years to come.
The competition was held in Athens on July 28, and was sponsored by the Pilot Club under the direction of Pam Breedwell.
Mistress of ceremonies was Nashville singer and Dove award Winner Carla Jo Carr.
Special performances included Ms. Tennessee Ashley Ingram and “American Idol” finalist Vanessa Wolfe.
Singers, dancers, and musicians from all over Southeast Tennessee performed at the competition, with a top three in each age division.
The competition was open to ages 7 through 28 with three age groups.
Kramer won in the 13-18 age division. She has taught and choreographed at five studios and has a real passion for dance. Kramer dances with her students to show them new moves.
As a grand-opening special, MAD will have free company classes for students who want to compete this year, but you must be registered in regular classes. MAD has classes in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, boys hip hop, acro tumbling, leaps and turns, mommy and me, creative dance, and adult classes for ages 18 months through 99 years.
Registration began Saturday. Come by 130 Inman St., or call 423 339-2008 for more information.