Local dance school scores high at That's Entertainment

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  • "Witch Doctor" Pizazz! Jazz Group Photos provided

  • "Wind It Up " PIzazz! Jazz Group

— On May 19 and 20, Pizazz! Elite Team competed at That's Entertainment Performing Arts Competition in Mahwah, NJ.

Emyleen Oorthuys, Grace Lamattina, Haydee Orr and Kaylin Byra (ages 6 & under) Jazz Group "Witch Doctor" won Solid Gold Plus, 2nd Place in Category and 2nd Overall High Score.

Devan Meggiolaro, Katie Molini and Talia Greenwood (ages 10-12) Lyrical Trio "Warrior" was awarded Platinum, 1st Place in Category, 1st Place Overall High Score and Judges' "Into Your Music" Award.

Cassidy Baker, Devan Meggiolaro, Emily Baker, Katie Molini, Morgan Mulvaney, Samantha Barnable, Stephan Longo and Talia Greenwood (ages 10-12) Jazz Group "Wind It Up" received Solid Gold Plus, 2nd Place in Category and 5th Overall High Score.

Devan Meggiolaro's (ages 13-15) Open Solo "Whistle While You Work" won Solid Gold, 3rd Place in Category, Judges' "Brighter Than Sunshine" Award and That's Entertainment Elite Award for Nationals.

Katie Molini's (ages 10-12) Musical Theater Solo "My Big French Boyfriend" was awarded Platinum, 1st Place in Category, 3rd Overall High Score, Judges' "Great Characterization" Award and That's Entertainment Elite Invitation Award for Nationals*.

Morgan Mulvaney's (ages 13-15) Jazz Solo "Keep On" received Solid Gold Plus.

Stephanie Longo (ages 10-12) Jazz Solo "Cruella De Vil" won Solid Gold, 2nd Place in Category and 10th Overall High Score.

Talia Greenwood's (ages 10-12) Musical Theater Solo "Evil Like Me" was awarded Sold Gold Plus, 2nd Place in Category and 8th Overall High Score.

Pizazz! Dance Academy was awarded the That's Entertainment Studio "Passion Award."

The Elite Team will travel to Atlantic City in July to attend That's Entertainment Performing Arts Championship National Finals. Elite Invitation Award winners receive a private workshop, a special performance in showcase and participate in a music video.

For further information about Pizazz! or these competitions, please go to www.pizazzdanceacademynj.com or call 201-452-4202.

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