Earlier this month, area studio Houston Dance Works competed against dozens of dance studios from around the area and state for prestigious top honors at Showstopper, the largest dance competition in the country.
In individual awards, Carter Neil-Dobbs received fourth place in Teen Performance Solo, Morgan Cassimere received 10th place in Junior Performance Solo, Adeline Garcia received sixth place in Junior Performance Solo and Aubrey Carter received sixth place in Teen Performance Solo.
Houston Dance Works’ “Glamorous Life” number received seventh place overall in Mini Performance Small, “Stand By Me” received second place in Junior Performance Large, “Tainted Love” received third place in Teen Performance Small, and “Hold Your Hand” received second place in Junior Performance Small. Meanwhile, “Respect” received first place in Mini Performance Small, “Trolls” topped the Junior Performance Super group, “I Love Me” received seventh place in Junior Performance Duet/Trio, and “Rivals” received third place in Teen Performance Duet/Trio.
Overall, Houston Dance Works received seven platinum awards and eight gold awards. The accomplishment qualifies the group to go to the Showstopper National Finals this summer at one of six locations around the country, including Galveston.