Coronado Recreation’s Heart 2 Art Dancers Win Competitions 5-14-21
Coronado Recreation’s Heart 2 Art Dance (H2A) Teams brought home top honors from the two competitions they competed in this May. All the dancers were really excited to perform since these are the first dance competitions that have been held in San Diego since the start of the Pandemic! First competing in The Energy Dance Competition on May 2nd, dancers came from throughout San Diego County to the California Performing Arts Center in Escondido to show what their team could do. Next, the dance teams assembled at the Manchester Grand Hyatt on May 7th to show their talent at the The Spotlight Dance Cup.
Under the direction of Lesley To, nine of Coronado’s Mini H2A Dancers, ages 5-8 competed in the novice hip hop competition with their routine to “Werk Out” taking home the High Gold Award along with receiving “The Stand Out Award” in Escondido and the Ruby Award downtown the next weekend. Dancers included; Sebastian Brugler, Shae Fox, Elle LaMagna, Aria Sateesh, Allison Stein, Karoline Cason, Demi Burgos, Pippa Breitenbach and Cecilia Holman.
Also winning the High Gold Award in the Novice Hip Hop Competition (ages 9-11) on May 2 and the Ruby Award on May 7 with their dance to “Pump Up” were the eight Junior H2A Dancers representing Coronado including Eva Rodgers, Lola Warren, Eden Breitenbach, Maysen Barry, Raquel Peralta, Kennedy Parma, Niza Martin and Mia Brambile under the direction of Moana Rakance.
One of the three Teen H2A Teams received a High Gold Award in the Novice Hip Hop Competition by 12 to 15 year olds on May 2 and the Ruby Award on May 7 with their dance to “Sweet and Salty” choreographed by Cielo Chavez. Dancers include Casey Huey, Elise Trullinger, Hanna Gonzalez, Morgan Maske, Malia Perry and Cristina Orvananos.
The second Teen H2A Team under the direction of Kris Wagner performed their dance to “Outta Control” receiving a High Gold Award in the Power Hip Hop Competition by 12 to 15 year olds in Escondido and the Diamond Award at the Hyatt including Faith Kalasho, Kaia Lobato, Piper Stravers, Marley Van Tuyl, Belah Moore, Bella Moffat, Roxy Langevin, Olivia Frost, Piper Stravers, Bella Smith and Keanna Fowler.
Also under the direction of Moana Rakance, the High School Luxe H2A Team received a High Gold Award along with a “Performance Award” in the Power Hip Hop Competition in Escondido and the Diamond Award along with a “Squad Goals Award,” and “The Entertainment Award” for all the teen and senior categories at the Hyatt including Rylaigh Lord, Ysa Rodriguez, Liliana Valenzuela, Keanna Fowler, Faith Kalasho and Jowy Wong for their performance of Luxe.
After practicing for a year, the H2A Teams are looking forward to the upcoming competitions later in May and June. Congratulations to H2A director, Viviana Alcazar and all the amazing dancers who train at the Coronado Community Center.
If your child loves to dance, then check out the variety of dance camps offered this summer including Hip Hop, Dance Fusion, Break Shake and Groove, Tik Tok Express, Cheer and Twirl, Spin and Jump all held at the Coronado Community Center at www.coronado.ca.us/register. New dance camps are held each week starting on June 21. For advanced dancers, mark your calendar for August 17 when the annual H2A dance team auditions are held. For additional information on Coronado Recreation’s Dance program call (619) 522-7342.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook