Dancers from Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions, Westborough, competed in the Step Up 2 Dance Competition in Fitchburg, MA on May 2nd and 3rd, 2014.
Brittany Terra, 13, daughter of Joe and Laurene Terra of Northborough, performed 2 solos, each earning her the highest award, Platinum. Her Contemporary solo received the First Place, highest overall score in the 11 - 14 year old solo division, earning her the coveted tiara and sash.
Adrianna Loulourgas, 13, daughter of Dimitri Loulourgas and Delia Terra of Shrewsbury, performed a Lyrical routine, scoring a High Gold award and was the Title winner in the Lyrical category as well as placing 9th overall in the 11 - 14 year old solo division.
Mike Reh of Westborough and Brittany Terra of Northborough, performed a Tap duo, receiving a Platinum award and scoring 5th place overall in 11 - 14 year old division.
The Lyrical number "Angel" performed by: Angelina Leandres, Karly Terra, and Brittany Terra, scored Platinum and won 2nd place overall in the Duo/Trio Division. This trio received a special invitation to the National Competition held in New Hampshire in July.
Dance Expressions won several studio awards: Stage Presence, High Energy, Music Selection, Contemporary/Modern Movements, Lines, Formations, Turn Sequences, and the award for Outstanding Ballet Technique portrayed in all of the Dance Expressions Pieces.
Additional Dance Expressions routines in the solo, duo/trio, and small group category scored Gold, High Gold and Platinum. Dancers who performed Acro, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern and Lyrical were:
Alice and Mike Reh, Bailey Lynch, Alina Puma, Adrianna and Katerina Loulourgas, Julianne O’Toole, Laura Shi, Meredith Coffey, Lauren Earley, Jaime Durkin, Brittany and Karly Terra, Angelina Leandres, Kendall Page, and Maddy Walters.