West Johnston proves their dancing mettle

April 8, 2014 

Back row, from left, Coach Richard Patten, Isabel Dean, team captains Dylan Parton and Tyler Crocker, and KerriAnn Jayne, Emily Urtz, Paige Simons, Autumn Wilson, Brianna Andrews and Gabbie D’Agostino; front row: Zophia Jackowski, Kylie Vanderbeek, Paige Durden, Abby Britt, Claire Dodd, Lauren Lushene and Riley Andrews.


The West Johnston dance team competed at Dance Machine Sunday, March 30, in Winston-Salem. The team entered three dances: “Memories,” a contemporary piece choreographed by Kelsie Jayne, which received a high platinum award and a second place overall in 13 and Up Small Groups; “Medicine,” a lyrical piece choreographed by Coach Richard Patten, which received a high platinum award and a first place overall in the same division and the musical theater piece, “Step in Time,” choreographed by Shannon Carter, which received a diamond award and the highest score of the competition.

West Johnston High was also awarded top studio for Winston-Salem for having the highest average score of all dances performed by any studio.

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