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Dancers Pointe Takes Home Many Awards at National Competition

Dancers Pointe Takes Home Many Awards at National Competition All photos courtesy of Dancers Pointe Credits: Dancers Pointe

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - This past weekend the company dancers from Dancers Pointe studio  traveled to Hershey, PA to compete in the Encore Nationals Dance Competition. Competing against hundreds of other dance companies and schools from all over the country, Dancers Pointe came home with over 21 different awards in various categories. 

“We are very proud of our students,” said Mary Dressendofer, Owner of Dancers Pointe. “There was a lot of tough competition out there and we are thrilled that our team did very well.”

The competition ran from Thursday, July 21, thru Sunday, July 24. Entered into the competition were students ages 7 through 18, from their studios located in Scotch Plains, Roselle Park and Kenilworth. The awards won are as follows.

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Petite Solos:

1st Overall - "Rockstar" Victoria Lorenzo

​Junior Solos:

1st Overall Super Soloist - Kaitlyn Phillips

8th Overall - “Defying Gravity” Madeleine Smith

9th Overall - “Boom Clap” Carsyn Parmelee

10th Overall - “Warrior” Danielle Wester

Petite & Junior Duo/Trios:

1st Overall Petite Trio - "Me & My Girls"

​2nd Overall Junior Duo - "Macavity"

Teen Solos:

1st Overall - "Classic Man" Alex Lucia

7th Overall - "Say My Name" Aiden Cascio

Senior Solos:

5th Overall - "Leave Your Lover" Hector Ulloa

Petite Groups:

1st Overall Small Group - "Hey Baby"

1st Overall Large Group - "Dear Future Husband"

Junior Groups:

5th Overall Small Group - "Keep Holding On”

6th Overall Small Group - “Looking Good”

8th Overall Small Group - “Dirty Work”

1st Overall Vocalist - "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" Ava Dressendofer

Teen & Senior Groups:

2nd Overall Teen Large Group - "To Build A Home”

4th Overall Teen Small Group - “Clap Snap”

7th Overall Senior Small Group - “Emergency”

Highest Scoring Elite Petite Routine:

Victoria Lorenzo with "Rockstar"

Encore's Top 5 Cover Model - Nisrine Boto

For more information or to register, contact Dancers Pointe at (908) 241-9595 or visit

Editors Note: Dancers Pointe is an advertiser on TAPinto Roselle, Roselle Park and Elizabeth. 

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