2017 NATIONAL FINALS WINNERS
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CONGRATULATIONS!

These young performers exemplify grace and excellence in the field of dance, and we are proud to have the opportunity to celebrate and share their talents with you.
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2017 Tremaine Performance of the Year

THE GIVING TREE

Karen Willes & Natalie Willes – Carousel Dance Studio – West Hills, CA

JUNIOR DIVISION

Junior National High Score Gold

INTO THE WILD

Debbie’s School Of Dance – Debbie Carney – Mobile, AL

Junior National High Score Silver

SOMEBODY TO LOVE

Machita Dance Company – Lynn Prejean – West Baton Rouge, LA

Junior National High Score Bronze

SALUTE

Dance FX – Joan Bartoletti & Julie Bartoletti Brown – Sunrise, FL

Junior National Duo/Trio High Score

SUMMERTIME

Elizabeth Williams School of Dance – Elizabeth Williams – Sevierville, TN

Junior National Solo High Score

SAVE ME

Liberation Dance Company – Crystal Robins – Olathe, KS

Junior Judges Choice Best Showmanship

BLONDES

University Performing Arts Centre – Judi Freed-Siegfried – Oviedo, FL

TEEN

Teen National High Score Gold

JUMPIN JACK

Dawn Crafton Dance Connection – Dawn Crafton – Rockville, MD

Teen National High Score Silver

AS ONE

Machita Dance Company – Lynn Prejean – West Baton Rouge, LA

Teen National High Score Bronze

THE GIVING TREE

Carousel Dance Studio – Karen & Natalie Willes – West Hills, CA

Teen National Duo/Trio High Score

MY TWIN

Miss Tanya’s School of Dance – Tanya Robichaud – Fitchburg, MA

Teen National Solo High Score

BITTER EARTH

Miss Tanya’s School of Dance – Tanya Robichaud – Fitchburg, MA

Teen Judges Choice Best Showmanship

FINESSE

The Future Dance Center – Gino & Denise Vaccaro – Buffalo, NY

SENIOR

Senior National High Score Gold

WINNING

The Future Dance Center – Denise & Gino Vaccaro – Buffalo, NY

Senior National High Score Silver –

A LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER

The Meredith Gravely Dance Company – Katie Pruitt & Brittany Francis – Danville, VA

Senior National High Score Bronze

RECESS

Dawn Crafton Dance Connection – Dawn Crafton – Rockville, MD

Senior National Duo/Trio High Score

THE FACE

Legacy Dance Center – Pamela Purcel – Frisco, TX

– Senior National Solo High Score

PIECE BY PIECE

Pulse Dance Studio – Jennifer Olsen – Lititz, PA

Senior Judges Choice Best Showmanship

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

Synergy Dance Academy – Kari Fisher – Madison, WI

Freestyler of the Year

JALYN WILLIS

Flint’s Dance Studio – South Bend, IN – Sheri Flint Gordon

*The Freestyle Face Off Competition preliminaries were held in the Teen & Senior Hip Hop Classes of each Winter 2016-17 tour city with the Dancers picking the Finalists and the Faculty Show Audience choosing the Winners. Those Freestyle Winners and the Finalists from each city were eligible to battle at the National Finals Convention. The participants first battled in front of their fellow dancers who narrowed the field down to five dancers. Those five dancers then battled LIVE on the Nationals Gala stage and the Gala Audience chose the FREESTYLER OF THE YEAR.

National Finals Information

The Tremaine National Finals Convention and Competition takes place annually in Orlando, Florida, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Invited to compete in the National Finals are the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Semi-Finals Winners from the Winter Tour Season. Along with the Competition, there is a four-day Dance Curriculum during Nationals because Dance Education is a necessity to the foundation of an excellent dancer.

*At the National Finals, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place Cash Prizes and Trophies are awarded to winning competition dance numbers within each age division (Junior, Teen, Senior) by category (solo, duo/trio, group, line, production) and dance style (ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, hip hop, lyrical, tap, open). *Within each age division (Junior, Teen, Senior) Cash Prizes and/or Trophies are awarded for Judges Choice of Best Showmanship, National Solo High Score and National Duo/Trio High Score. Also announced at the National Finals Competition are the Nine High Score Numbers – National High Score Gold, National High Score Silver and National High Score Bronze – which will perform at the National Finals Gala, where they will compete for Performance of the Year. However, they do not find out which award they each received until the gala.

*One very special recognition is presented for the Performance of The Year. This winning competition number is chosen from the top awards in each age division, National High Score Gold, National High Score Silver and National High Score Bronze (nine total) by our Honored Celebrity Award Recipient(s), who choose their favorite number based strictly on their Gala performances and present them with the Performance of the Year Trophy and the Grand Prize Check.