Dancers qualify for competition

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Three local dancers with Centre for Dance & the Performing Arts have qualified in the top 90 dancers in the United States and will be competing in the United States Inter-Regional Championships this July in Atlanta.

For Elizabeth Karpov, this is her third year as a Southeastern representative following her qualifying win as first runner-up at regionals last month. Karpov is a rising seventh-grader at Lakeview Middle School. 

Courtney McHale will be attending Dr. Phillips High School in the VPA Dance Magnet this fall. This is her second year as a Southeastern representative. 

Maggie Scott qualified as second runner-up at regionals and will be representing the Southeast in the 11-and-under category. She is a rising fourth-grader at Lake Whitney Elementary. Cami Amein (Dr. Phillips) and Anna Binkley (The Classical School of The First Academy) both qualified as alternates and will be preparing themselves to compete if needed at the national event. 

At least 12 dancers from CDPA will attend along with these qualifiers. The dancers will compete in PrePremier dance events; solo, duet and group choreography; PreChampionships; the Magnolia Classic Premiership; and the North American Championship. 

CDPA is finishing its 25th year in West Orange County. The studio is located on Tubb Street in Oakland. For more, contact [email protected]


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