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STUDIO LIVE! Successfully Kicks-off their First Studio Dance Competition in Columbus, Ohio
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AmeriDance and Eastern were proud to introduce STUDIO LIVE!, a new studio dance competition series on Saturday, April 12th at the Aladdin Shrine in Columbus, Ohio. The series’ competition debuted with a day full of performances, from entertaining musical theatre to heartfelt story-telling lyrical pieces that captivated the audience. STUDIO LIVE! introduced a new industry concept by providing live judges feedback as soon as dancers stepped off stage. This new concept proved to be successful in drawing the audience in and giving dancers the opportunity to hear positive and constructive feedback from an industry expert.

“We are happy to have successfully taken this natural step for our company into the studio dance market, and bring a 'LIVE!' twist to our competition. With STUDIO LIVE!, we are all about the experience for not only our competitors, but for our studio owners, teachers, friends, and family. Our feedback has been positive and we look forward to expanding the STUDIO LIVE! program in the coming years across the U.S.,” states Jaimee Montgomery, STUDIO LIVE! Dance Manager.

 The inaugural event awarded performances with rankings, recognized the top five in each division, and gave specialty awards that included cash prizes. Top soloists and duet/trio of the competition included:

1st Place – Petite Soloist
Time to Say Goodbye, ML Dance Academy (Pickerington, OH)

1st Place – Junior Soloist
Silk, Infusion Dance (Worthington, OH)

1st Place – Teen Soloist
Gold, Powell Dance Academy (Powell, OH)

1st Place – Senior Soloist
The Impaler, Dance 614 (Powell, OH)

1st Place – Duet/Trio
Motion, ML Dance Academy (Pickerington, OH)


Top routines included:
1st Place – Mini Routines
If U R Happy, Kids in Motion Dance DX Gems (Lancaster, OH)

1st Place – Petite Routines
Never Grow Up, Transitions School of Dance (Chillicothe, OH)

1st Place – Junior Routines
Magical Orchestra, ML Dance Academy (Pickerington, OH)

1st Place – Teen Routines
When I Was Your Man, Transitions School of Dance (Chillicothe, OH)

1st Place – Senior Routines
Sword & Shield, Dance 614 (Powell, OH)


Specialty awards included the following:

Best ChoreographyWhen I Was Your Man, Transitions School of Dance (Chillicothe, OH)

Technique AwardSword & Shield, Dance 614 (Powell, OH)

Most Entertaining AwardCoffee Break, PowellDanceAcademy (Powell, OH)

Favorite Costume AwardNever Grow Up, TransitionsSchool of Dance (Chillicothe, OH)

Judges Choice AwardOne Moment More, Transitions School of Dance (Chillicothe, OH)
Setting the Barre Spotlight Award – Carissa Murdock, Northwest Productions (Cincinnati, OH)


STUDIO LIVE! partnered with Inside Dance to present the Setting the Barre Program Award, given to Transitions School of Dance who earned the most Platinum and High Gold rankings. Powell Dance Academy took runner up and both teams received a trophy, cash prize, and will be highlighted in the June 2014 issue of Inside Dance.

 “These dancers are true athletes and so much more; Inside Dance and STUDIO LIVE! are excited to celebrate their dedication, skill, and talent through ID's June magazine feature.  Our hopes are that other dancers will read the article and become inspired to put forth the same commitment to their craft like these two deserving teams have done.” says Elizabeth Rossetti, Founder and President of AmeriCheer Brands.

The next STUDIO LIVE! competition will take place in Portsmouth, VA on May 10, 2014.  Organizations can register and find out more information for STUDIO LIVE! competitions by visiting StudioLiveDance.com or by calling 1-800-966-5867.


In 2014, AmeriDance and Eastern Cheer & Dance introduced STUDIO LIVE!, a new studio dance competition series and expansion of the dance arm of the company. The new competition series is open to dance studios, high schools, recreational teams, and individuals who want to compete in over 14 performance categories divided by age, ability, and training, providing an all-inclusive showcase. The series allows a wide range of ages to compete (from as young as three through adults over 20), and for instructors who want to perform in categories including, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pointe, Tap, Musical Theatre, and more. 

AmeriDance was founded in 2001 as the dance brand of AmeriCheer, Inc. that administers unique and exciting dance competitions, educational summer camps, and studio intensives throughout the United States. AmeriDance also spotlights talent at the AmeriCheer & AmeriDance InterNational Championship at the Walt Disney World® Resort, attracting dance teams from countries around the world.

Eastern officially joined the AmeriCheer family of brands in 2010, aligning efforts to provide high quality instructional camps and elite competitions on the East Coast.  Eastern continues the same great customer-focused service it has always been known for.

AmeriCheer is the parent company of AmeriDance, Eastern, STUDIO LIVE!, and Victory Wear, an apparel company.

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