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QDance performers shine at regional competition

QUNICY -- QDance recently attended the Talent On Parade regional competition in St. Louis. There were 36 studios in attendance and over 200 dancers competed. QDance Elite took 35 awards and had 26 place in the top 10.

Soloist Payden Frese received first place with her number "You Are The Reason." She also received an invitation to join the TOP Starz, which is an opportunity to join others from across the country in a special performance at nationals. Other soloists that received TOP Starz invitations are Erica Alexander, Peyton Kelly, Taylor Routh, Kearstyn Scott and Aleigha Child.

Megan Sohn and Peyton Kelly also received first place for their duet piece "People Help the People." This dance received the Category Cup for the highest score out of all the lyrical duo/trios in all levels combined.

Other award winners were:

Soloists: Erica Alexander, third place; Peyton Kelly, third place; Kearstyn Scott, third place; Taylor Routh, third place; Megan Sohn, sixth place; Grace Stotts, seventh place; Olivia Wiegand, ninth place;

Duos: Harper Frese & Brynlee Sohn, first place.

Trios: Paige Kelly, Karli Nieders and Ryleigh Bush, second place; Victoria Mayfield, Taylor Routh and Ella Meyer, fourth place; Ava Fischer, Paige Lannerd and Cami Bross, fourth place; Emma Pales, Alyssa Deeter and Karli Hagerbaumer, sixth place; Emma Stotts, Alyvia Wagner and Clara Davis, ninth place.