March 9, 2013

Islanders Dance Set to Host Coastal Bend Dance Challenge March 9

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CORPUS CHRISTI – The Islanders Dance team will be hosting a Coastal Bend Dance Challenge on Saturday, March 9, at the Dugan Wellness Center. The competition is open to ages three through 20 years old. 300 participants are slated to compete with 67 routines to be performed.  

There will be four categories: team, officer, solo and duets & ensembles. As part of the solo competition, high school dancers are encouraged to compete for up to a $300 scholarship to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as part of the Islanders Dance Team by performing an individual routine. Critique sheets will be issued. Solos will be judged on showmanship, originality, difficulty, technique, appearance, style, memory and flexibility. 

Deadline for receiving entry, contest fees, and names of solos, ensembles, and officers is two weeks before the contest. Spectator tickets for the competition are available at the door of the competition site and tickets cover all day. Cost of entrance is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Two years and under will get in free. There will be a concession stand available for the teams and spectators.   

The awards ceremony is set for 3:30 p.m.

For more information contact Head Coach Melanie Lowry at (361) 825-3417 or melanie.lowry@tamucc.edu. 

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