Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Flamingo Dance Studio dancers win awards
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 15 Sep 2006, p. 9

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Flamingo dancers cheer their success: Front (from left) Jordan Gaynor, Alley Herder, Chanel White, Danielle Nash, Courtney Didone and back, Danielle Borden, Brianna Didone and Rachel Pollard.

The Flamingo Dance Studio Competitive Team 2006 finished off its season with outstanding results. Members are Jennifer Belcher, Paisley Snow, Lauren Peter, Brie Lirette, Danielle Nash, Alley Herder, Danielle Borden, Brianna Didone, Courtney Didone, Jordan Gaynor, Rachel Pollard, Chanel White, Angelynn Bland, Chelsea Frank, and Selena Borden. Ruby Team competed in Jazz, Lyrical, and Musical Theatre, and were awarded 1 Emerald, 2 Dynamic Gold, 1 High Gold, 2 High Silver, three 1st, and two 3rd place awards. The girls also won a Special Award for "Excellent Emotions". Sapphire Team competed in Jazz and Musical Theatre. They were awarded 2 High Gold, 1 Gold, 1 Silver, three 1st and two 2nd places. The quartet also won a "Terrific Teamwork" Special Award. Diamond Duet competed in Jazz and Lyrical. They received 2 Emerald, and two 1st place standings. Performance Team (Catherine Mesly, Cassandra Winkler, Nicole Pollard, Cheryl Buck, Chelsey Fedchenko, Hannah Jacobs, Chloe Civiero) competed in Jazz, Lyrical, and Musical Theatre. The girls danced their way to 3 High Gold, two 1st place, a 2nd place, and an Overall Senior Group Trophy! Chelsey Fedchenko competed in Musical Theatre solo category. She received 1 High Gold, 1 High Silver and two 1st place finishes. Lauren Peter competed in the Tap solo 9-10 category. She received 1 Emerald, 1 High Silver, and a 1st and 2nd place finish. Brie Lirette competed with an Acro solo in the 9-10 category. She was awarded 1 High Gold, 1 Silver, 1st, and 3rd place standing. Alley Herder competed with a Jazz solo. She received 1 Emerald, 1 Gold, 2nd, and 3rd place. Jordan Gaynor competed with a Musical Theatre solo in the 9-10 year category. She received 1 High Gold, 1 High Silver, and 1st place. Brianna Didone received 1 High Gold, and 2 Silver in the Lyrical 11-12 category. In the 9-10 year Jazz solo category, Danielle Nash received 1 High Gold and 1 High Silver. Our youngest competitor at the age of 5, Selena Borden, competed in Jazz and Tap. She received 3 High Gold, 1 High Silver, 1st, and three 2nd place finishes. Selena also performed her way to a "Super Smile" and an "MC Award". Angelynn Bland competed in Jazz and Open categories. She received 2 Emerald, 2 Gold, 1st and a 2nd place and her partner Chelsea Frank competed in Jazz and Lyrical. She received three High Silver awards! Competing with a Jazz duo in the 9-10 year category was Danielle Nash and Jordan Gaynor. The girls received 1 High Gold, 1 Gold, and a 2nd place finish. Brianna Didone, Alley Herder, and Rachel Pollard competed with a Jazz trio in the 11-12 year category. They received 1 High Gold, 1 High Silver, and a 2nd place finish. Competing with a Musical Theatre Trio, Chanel White, Danielle Borden, and Courtney Didone received 1 High Gold, 1 Gold, 1st, and a 2nd place. "Congratulations and thank you girls for your hard work and dedication, making this an award-winning year," said Flamingo Dance Studio owner Dorri Bland.

Jennifer Belcher, Paisley Snow, Lauren Peter and Brie Lirette pose before their competition while below, Chelsea Frank (left) and Angelynn Bland perform.

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15 Sep 2006
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Gaynor, Jordan ; Herder, Alley ; White, Chanel ; Nash, Danielle ; Didone, Courtney ; Borden, Danielle ; Didone, Brianna ; Pollard, Rachel ; Belcher, Jennifer ; Snow, Paisley ; Peter, Lauren ; Lirette, Brie ; Herder, Alley ; Pollard, Rachel ; White, Chanel ; Bland, Angelynn ; Frank, Chelsea ; Borden ; Selena ; Mesly, Catherine ; Winkler, Cassandra ; Pollard, Nicole ; Buck, Cheryl ; Fedchenko, Chelsey ; Jacobs, Hannah ; Civiero, Chloe ; Bland, Dorri
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Flamingo Dance Studio dancers win awards