Advanced Dance Team Receives Gold Award at NUVO Dance Competition
Congratulations to the Seattle Academy Upper School Advanced Dance team who recently received a Second Place Award out of forty dance teams in the large group category at the NUVO Dance Convention and Competition held at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue from January 31 - February 2. The team also received a GOLD Award for overall performance.
In a room of 500+ students, two Seattle Academy dancers were recognized with individual performance awards by NUVO with a NUVO/Studio Award + Scholarship in the following categories:
- Stella Horns '20 received a NUVO Recognition for Hip Hop!
- Lily Wong '21 received a NUVO Recognition for Hip Hop!
Following the competition, Advance Dance Faculty member Alicia Mullikin shared, "I cannot express how proud I am of each and every one of them. Not only did they perform beautifully, but more importantly they showed up for each other, cared for one another, and danced whole-heartedly!"
Congratulations to the @SeattleAcademy Upper School Advanced Dance Team on receiving a 2nd Place Award in the large group category and a GOLD Award for overall performance at the recent @gonuvo Dance Convention and Competition in #Seattle! pic.twitter.com/nG0iGTHkWy— Seattle Academy (@SeattleAcademy) February 4, 2020
NUVO has allowed several larger organizations (SAAS is one) to grant one student a scholarship for the 2021 season. SAAS Dance Faculty Amy Lambert and Alicia Mullikin decided to give this award to a student who consistently displays appropriate etiquette, team camaraderie, and sportsmanship. They were excited to award this to Alden McGonagle '21, who exemplified these qualities throughout the convention.
Watch the Advanced Dance full performance video below: