Hi, my name is Morgan Thomson, I am Sharon’s daughter and here is my view of living in Newport Beach!
I’ve gone to this competition 12 times since I’ve started dancing. It is a very fun, yet hard competition. I just got back from Palm Springs for Move Nationals! We have won this competition the past two years, and we won it again. This competition travels all around the world and even my dance teacher’s sister takes her studio in Kansas to it! We prepare all year for this competition. But I think Endeavor School of the Arts is ready.
This competition you can be entered in two categories. Novice and competitive. Novice is more for younger and/or not as experienced dancers. Competitive is for older and/or more experienced, trained dancers. All of our dances are entered in the competitive category.
Each dances difficulty is judged based on what category you are in. you can win silver, gold, high gold, and platinum. Then after, you have the overalls (the highest scoring dances) and for nationals, you have the dance off. Where the highest scoring dances from each studio are performed again, and judged very hard and then the winner or the highest scoring, is the winner.. This is the award that we have won.
This competition is amazing, and very hard. I recommend going to it, competing in it, or even just watching the amount of talent that is brought. The name of the dance that we did from Endeavor School of the Arts in Costa Mesa presented was called “Looking Glass”. Our studio made it to the final dance off, and the judges awarded our studio the top Senior Large Group National Champions.
*The opinions and views expressed in the “Teen Life in Newport Beach” column by Morgan Thomson do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Newport Beach Real Estate Cafe or Sharon Paxson, who are not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied.