Congratulations to the Broadway Bound Dance Competition Team!! What a great weekend at the Sophisticated Productions Regional Dance Competition. The Team dances won 6 out of 9 High Score Awards including 1 First Place and 2 Second Places. They also earned many special awards including the Musical Theatre Award, the "That's Entertainment" Award, the Awesome Attack Award and the Wow Factor Award. Every dancer on the team was also invited to become a member of the Sophisticated Productions National Performance Team.
The Broadway Bound Competition Team Family at the Mystic Aquarium while attending the Dancers, Inc. National Dance Competition at the Foxwood's Resort in Connecticutt!
Walt Disney World - 2014
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It was a real "goofy" time at Walt Disney World! - 2008
The Broadway Bound Competition team at the conclusion
of their intensive choreography session
under the direction of a Walt Disney World staff instructor at Epcot.
BATON TWIRLING AT BROADWAY BOUND
OUR MUSIC PROGRAM
Featuring Dave Shallah on drums!
We have begun a music program at Broadway Bound that includes piano and voice lessons and drum lessonsby the accomplished drummer Dave Shallah. Dave has been playing drums for 30 years and teaching privately for the last seven. He has studied drums from a very young age with various instructors in the New England area. His studies have included Rock, Jazz, Blues and Latin music. He has experience playing in the live environment as well as doing studio recordings. His curriculum includes learning to read drum music, learning rudiments, drum beats and drum fills. He also focuses on proper timing and tempo as well as understanding rhythm and musicality always with an emphasis on fun and a relaxed atmosphere. Dave is now accepting students of all ages and all levels. He resides in Merrimack with his family.
Broadway Bound students repeat national championship!
The Broadway Bound Performing Arts Center competitive dance team attended the Dancer’s Inc. National Dance Competition and Convention in Portland Maine where they won national recognition and a coveted championship.
Once again, three local boys aged 6 to 9 competed in the junior category with their Musical Theater piece “Soul Man” performing as the “Blues Brothers” and left as two time National Champions! They received a High Gold as well as first place overall for their Rising Star Category and first place overall for the entire Junior Division. They also received the special “Coolin’ and Chillin” award and cash prizes. The boys also received a High Gold Award for their hip hop routine and second place honors in their division. At the conclusion of the event they were asked to perform at the convention’s farewell reception. The members of the team are Gregory Nguyen of Nashua, and brothers Michael and Robert DeFelice of Merrimack.
Marissa Beard, Tess Martinez and Cameron Arnault, all of Merrimack, performed a lyrical dance to “Keep Holding On” and received a Gold Medal and a first place award in their division.
The Junior and Senior Teams also left the competition with a number of Gold Awards. They competed with several numbers including their production of “Beauty and the Beast” which placed third in the production number category. A hip-hop piece, “Shake”, took second place overall honors in the Junior Division and a large group number, “We’re All in This Together” won the “Spirit Award”.
Attending senior members included Cameron Arnault, Kelly Coelho, Laura Duggan, Torri Haddad and Jane Starke. The members of the junior team that attended the nationally recognized competition included Marissa Beard, Tess Beaulieu, Alyssa Bennett, Alexandra DeFelice, Michael DeFelice, Robert DeFelice, Jenna Haddad, Sarah Hamlin, Blake Lacerte, Renee LaFosse, Abigail Lore, Tess Martinez, Christina Miceli, Gregory Nguyen, Alison Poudrette, Hannah Shallah, Alaina Soucy, Sadie Tupper and Madelynne Weisberg.
At the convention, the dancers took classes from nationally acclaimed teachers from all across the United States and Australia. At the conclusion of the event the team was recognized by their instructors as a “hard working, talented and skilled group that really works well together.”
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