Prima Elite Dancers Win Big at Regional Competition

Prima Elite Titles

Maeve Ludka, Lucia Dudziec ,and Bobbi-Rose Smith were awarded Regional Champion Titles at Dancers Inc. Scranton Regional Competition. The girls will be competing at Dancers Inc. National Finals & MSA/OnTour Intensive in the Poconos in July.

Prima Elite Academy of Dance, founded by Jennifer Griglock, a professional dancer and educated dance teacher from Dunmore,  has announced their studio awards for their first competition this year at Dancers Inc. Scranton Regional Competition.

In their second year, the studio participated at the competition with 13 students and was awarded three regional champion title awards, a number of top overall awards, and many student medals of the competition. Dancers Inc. is a leader in the dance competition/convention industry and the completion was part of their national circuit. The studio will be attending Dancers Inc. National Finals & MSA/OnTour Intensive in Poconos, PA in July.

Student medals are as follows: Lucia Dudziec, Regional Champion Title, 3rd and 8th overall, elite and high gold; Maeve Ludka, Regional Champion Title, 2nd and 4th overall: 2 elites and high gold; Bobbi-Rose Smith, Regional Champion Title, 3rd overall and elite; Nodiya Defreitas, Prestigious Elite; Bella Nardone, elite: 2nd overall; Aaliyah Defreitas, 3rd overall, 2 elites; Ashlin Brody-Walega, elite, high gold, 5th overall; Reagan Martin high gold, Maya Terbovich high gold; Riley Pica, gold; Bella Diana, high gold; Jaiden Brody-Walega, high gold; Mariel Curra, gold.

Trios: Bobbi-Rose Smith, Jazmin DeFreitas, Bella Diana: elite, 2nd overall; Reagan Martin, Maya Terbovich and  Riley Pica, high gold.

Duos: Mariel Curra, Bella Nardone, high gold, 1st overall; Ashlin and Jaiden Brody-Walega, high gold; Maeve Ludka and Aaliyah DeFreitas, high gold, Bella Diana and Jazmin DeFreitas, high gold.

Studio group dances: Breathe of Life: elite, 1st overall; Power of the dream, high gold, 1st overall; Star Wars cantina, high gold: 5th overall.



Area youth ballroom dancers take home top titles



Pink Flamingo dancers include, from left: Elizabeth Newton, Dickson City; Anna Gabello, Dunmore; Nora Flannery, Scranton; Colleen Blockberger, Dunmore; and Cecelia and Caroline Kennedy, Scranton.

The Pink Flamingos competition team of Ballroom ONE Dance Company is taking kids ballroom dancing to a new level in NEPA.

The Pink Flamingos team consists of six dancers ages 10-12 that train in Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance at Ballroom ONE Dance Company in Scranton  under the direction of Mrs. Shauna Turlip.

The Pink Flamingos recently competed at the Talent Olympics dance competition on Dec. 3, 2016.

They were awarded first place for their Mambo dance in the Ethnic category; first place Swing dancing in the Novelty also received a special judges award for “great partnering skills” and the Professionalism award.

The Pink Flamingos are fairly new to the competitive world of dance, having only began competing in 2015.

Last season the team competed in the 2015 Talent Olympics winning first place with their Charleston dance, first place with a Swing Dance and receiving the Best Costume award.

They also competed at the 2015 Dancers Inc Regional Dance Competition where the Pink Flamingos received first place with their Charleston dance; first place with a Swing dance; third overall and fFirst overall in their division

Shortly after their venture in the competitive dancing field began The Pink Flamingos and Mrs. Turlip were approached by a casting agency to audition for a new Reality TV show “Ballroom Coaches and Kids”

The pilot, featuring the Pink Flamingos and Mrs. Turlip along with a few other child ballroom dancers and their instructor,  is currently in the editing process and being pitched to television networks.