Dazzle dancers dazzle at Penticton competition

The dancers won three golds and three high golds (scores better than 90) in a meet in Penticton last weekend.

Winning gold at a meet in Penticton last weekend were (L-R) Sophia Stoochnoff

Dazzle Dance Studio has been coming up with some great results recently.The dancers won three golds and three high golds (scores better than 90) in a meet in Penticton last weekend.“The competition went great,” said dancer Oksana Stoochnoff. “We had our best results. We had a jazz number which we got high gold in. I also got an outstanding award. There was a musical theatre number which was also a gold winning number.”Perrie Austin and Danica Powell were also involved with solo numbers and struck gold there as well.There were three clubs competing in Penticton at the Cleland Theatre.The club has also recently competed at the Shine competition in Kelowna and Kootenay Dance Works in Cranbrook.“There were over 500 (dance) numbers at Kelowna,” said coach Ashleigh Jmayoff. “There were 12 clubs there. We picked up one gold and five silvers there.”In Cranbrook, the club picked up six silvers.The studio has finished their touring competitions and is focusing on preparing for their home recital, which is June 6 at GFSS auditorium at 6 p.m. Jmayoff said the recital will feature all the dancers at the studio and is open to the public.The studio features close to 50 students from ages 2 1/2 to 17 years old.Stoochnoff said she enjoys the social aspect of dance as well the teamwork involved. “It’s fun. You get to perform on stage and show your dance to everyone there.”She added that it will be fun to see the other dancers perform at the recital. “We’re all pretty excited about watching all the dance groups and classes in the studio perform their numbers.”

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