The Emerald Belles competed at MA Nationals March 20-21 at the Fort Worth Convention Center and were awarded 6th place overall. The Belles entered in three dance categories and won 1st place in High Kick, 1st place in Lyrical, and 2nd place in Jazz.
Several Belles competed in solos, duets, and ensembles. In the 11/12 Solo Division Addie Perkins won 6th place, Laurel Kavanagh 13th place, and Jessica Bowman 14th place. In the 9/10 Solo Division Erica Darrah placed 9th.
Claire Berutti and Peyton Faltys entered a duet and were awarded 5th place. Shivani Chandra, Lauren Dooley, Lauren Teeuws, Ryleigh Malloy, Catherine Brannon, Madisyn Daniel, Claire McCoy, Bethany Sauls, Kelly Alspaw, and Ashley Greene entered a high kick routine in the large ensemble division and won 1st place.
Congratulations to all the Emerald Belles and to Director Melissa Page and Assistant Director Kathryn Dobrow.
To view several of the award-winning performances, click on a link below:
The Crowd Pleasers Contest hosted at Timber Creek High School was a great success for Carroll’s Emerald Belle Drill Team. The competition was held Feb. 20-21. The Bells won first place overall out of the entire competition. The team was also named Overall Grand Champion and received trophies, banner, and a winner’s check. The Belles won their division as well as first place in High Kick, Jazz, and Lyrical. They were awarded the Highest Scoring Dance of the Day for their high kick routine, Outstanding Technique, Precision, and Choreography. The jazz and high kick both placed first overall out of every division.
Videos of the award winning performances are posted online.
The Belle Officers competed in the Officer Division and received first Runner-Up Overall, 1st in lyrical, 1st in Jazz, 2nd in Contemporary, and Outstanding Technique, Precision, and Choreography. In the Junior/Senior Solo Division Addie Perkins and Jessica Bowman received second place, Laurel Kavanagh third place, and Sophia Parrish fourth place. In the Freshman/Sophomore Solo Division Claire McCoy won second place and Ashley Estridge received third place. In the Duet Division Claire Berutti and Peyton Faltys came in second place. Shivani Chandra, Lauren Dooley, Lauren Teeuws, Catherine Brannon, Ryleigh Malloy, Morgan Kay, Madisyn Daniel, Claire McCoy, Bethany Sauls, Kelly Alspaw, Audrey Vestal, and Ashley Greene entered in the medium ensemble division and earned third place.
The Belles are under the direction of Melissa Page and assisted by Kathryn Dobrow.
For more information about the Emerald Belles, visit their website.
The Emerald Belles were named National Champions at the MA National Drill Team Competition. The event was held March 21-22 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The team won first place overall in their division which earned them their title along with National Championship jackets (see first video posted below). The Belles also took first place in High Kick and Lyrical, and second place in Jazz. A video from the High Kick performance during the competition is the second featured video posted below.
“This is the first time for the Belles to go to a national competition and I’m so proud of their accomplishments,” said Melissa Page, Emerald Belle Director.
The Belle officers won the highest awards at the competition. Receiving first place in all three of their dances and first place overall. The officers were also awarded National Champions and will receive rings.
In the Solo category, out of over 480 entries, four of the Belles placed in the finals. In the 11/12 division Lacey Munoz won second place and Anna Grace Pruitt took fifth place. In the 9/10 division Jessica Bowman was awarded eighth place and Claire Berutti ninth place. In the Duet category Peyton Faltys and Claire Berutti took third place.
Jessica Stephenson, Brooke Davis, Samantha Koszarek, Cayla Contardi, Abby Keyes, Berkley McFarlin, Tatum Wallace, Morgan Wilson, Aspen Reid, Emily Collins, Christina Wettig, Sophia Parrish, Tiffany Springer, and Ryleigh Malloy entered as a Large Ensemble and won first place overall and named National Champions in the category.
For more information about the MA National Dance Championship, click here.
The Emerald Belles dance/drill team includes Carroll ISD students in grades 9-12. More information about the team can be read on the Emerald Belles website.
The Emerald Belles recently took the top spot at the Crowd Pleasers Drill Team Dance Competition held Feb. 14-15 at Timber Creek High School in Keller ISD.
Judges awarded the Belles 1st Place Overall and Contest Grand Champion, receiving $500.
The Belles also received the highest scoring team dance of the day for their high kick routine. The Emerald Belles swept multiple categories taking first place for Jazz, Kick, and Lyrical dances, Division top honors for Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Technique, Winner’s Circle, and all divisions in the jazz and high kick category.
Several of the Belles competed in the Solo Division out of over 100 girls. Addie Perkins, Lacey Munoz, Anna Grace Pruitt, Jenna Seaton, Brooke Gordon, and Cheylee Weigel were named in the Top 20 Senior Division.
The Belles continued to bring home awards following competitions among the top five dancers. Addie Perkins won first place in the 11th/12th grade solo division, Lacey Munoz received third place, and Anna Grace Pruitt came in fifth place. In the 9th/10th grade solo division, Jessica Bowman won second place, Claire McCoy too third place, Laurel Kavanagh came in fourth place, and Claire Berutti was named fifth place. Jenna Seaton and Addie Perkins performed a Duet and took second place.
14 Belles competed in the ensemble division with a high kick dance, taking first place. This team included Jessica Stephenson, Brooke Davis, Samantha Koszarek, Cayla Contardi, Abby Keyes, Berkley McFarlin, Emily Collins, Aspen Reid, Christina Wettig, Tatum Wallace, Morgan Wilson, Tiffany Stringer, Sophia Parrish, and Ryleigh Malloy.
The Emerald Belles competed in the ShowMaker State Championship Drill Team Competition the weekend of February 23 at Texas State University in San Marcos. The team won First Place Overall in their division.
“I am so proud of my Belles!” said Melissa Page, Emerald Belle Director. “I am so blessed to work with such an amazing group of girls and parents.”
The Belles won first in Lyrical and Jazz, and tied for first in High Kick. They also received Overall Entertainment, Line of Champions, Judge’s Choice, Most Creative Costuming, and Outstanding Choreography, Technique, Showmanship, and Precision.
The Belle Officers also won first place in their division. The officers took home top prizes in Jazz, Contemporary, and Lyrical events. Belle Officers also received Overall Entertainment, Line of Champions, Judge’s Award, Most Creative Costuming and Outstanding Choreography, Technique, Showmanship, and Precision.
Cheylee Weigel and Sophia Parrish were named Semi-finalists in the solo division. Addie Perkins and Laurel Kavanaugh were Finalists in the 9/10 division. Addie also won first place and Laurel won fourth place. In the 11/12 division Anna Grace Pruitt won first place, Jenna Seaton second place and Lacey Munoz fourth place.
All girls interested in joining the Varsity or Junior Varsity Emerald Belle drill team must attend an upcoming meeting. This mandatory event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. inside the Carroll Senior High School cafeteria. The parent or candidate must attend. Organizers will discuss exact information on tryout requirements, rules and practice schedules.
This year’s Emerald Belle Tryout Clinic will be held April 2-4 from 4:15- 6:15 p.m. each day. Emerald Belle tryouts will be Friday, April 5 at 4:15 p.m.
Both clinics are scheduled for Saturday, October 6th, 1-5:00p.m. at Carroll Senior High School located at 1501 W. Southlake Blvd. Check-in and registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Guests must enter thru side doors off Peytonville. Click here to view the official flyer.
Clinic participants will learn a dance to be performed during pre-game activities at the Freshman football game on Thursday, Oct. 18 at Dragon Stadium. Workshop participants will receive instruction from Emerald Belle Director Melissa Page and Co-Captains Aimee Low and Lacey Munoz in the areas of technique, choreography and drill team fundamentals. Their original dance will be performed with the Emerald Belle Officers before the Varsity football game on Friday, Oct. 19 at Dragon Stadium.
Register online at www.EmeraldBelles.com. Advance fees are $45 for the Clinic and $75 for the Workshop. Registrations after Oct. 3 will be $50 and $80 respectively at the door. These fees include a Chick-fil-A snack, commemorative t-shirt and Junior Belle souvenir photo button. For questions contact Kristin Vivian at firstname.lastname@example.org.