Results: KDCO 2016 State Middle School Dance Competition

Results: KDCO 2016 State Middle School Dance Competition

(Cover photo: Noe Middle School performing its pom routine at the 2016 KDCO Middle School Competition)

By Hope Eaton

Back for day 2 at the Frankfort Convention Center was the Kentucky Dance Coach’s Organization (KDCO) Competition. The high school competition was held on Feb. 20, and the middle school event took place on Feb. 21.

Starting off the day was Noe Middle School’s pom routine. East Oldham came out with their jazz that captivated.  Ramsey performed a team performance style dance.  Team performance is when the squad does 20 seconds each of jazz, hip hop, pom and kick styles.  The team also has to submit a routine outline to signify what types of dance and where in the music it occurs.

Johnson Traditional also performed in the team performance division. Crosby’s jazz routine was even more enjoyable to watch today than it was at regionals.  Very creative.  Noe came out with their jazz filled with a lot of levels and synchronized turns.  Farnsley’s jazz and interesting mix of basic dance moves.  During East Oldham’s team performance, they strutted on the floor with poise in a showy piece.

Ramsey came to the floor with a pom routine followed by a JCTMS pom routine pack with lots of energy. Western Middle School’s Performing Arts program has been active for about six years now, and their pom routine was evidence of its progressive success. They rocked the floor and carried into the stands.

Newburg Middle’s hip hop routine had a few issues with the tricks, but was otherwise a nice routine. Crosby’s pom routine showcased a skill level, timing and unison movements that were superb.  Western Middle walked on the floor like they owned it.  The crowd was alive with excitement until the very end.  JCTMS’s hip hop was very entertaining.  There were several intricate hip hop moves within.  You can tell Conway is a young team, but they definitely made their presence known today.  Olmstead Middle finished out the event today with a hip hop routine.

But the Cinderella story today was Conway. Relatively new to the dance circuit, this small hip hop team won the state championship in the small division. Here are the results from the Competition…

SMALL POM: 
4th Ramsey
3rd Johnson County
2nd Shelby County
1st Gray

LG POM
13th Wayne County
12th Colur
11th Western
10th Meece
9th Noe
8th Highlands
7th South
6th Harold Whitaker
5th EJ Hayes
4th South Hopkins
3rd JCTMS
2nd Adams
1st Crosby

SMALL JAZZ
3rd Gray
2nd Johnson County
1st East Oldham

LG JAZZ
10th North
9th Farnsley
8th Southern
7th South Laurel
6th Corbin
5th Russell County
4th Farristown
3rd Adams
2nd Noe
1st Crosby

SMALL TEAM PERFORMANCE
4th Madison County
3rd Johnson Traditional
2nd East Oldham
1st Ramsey

LG TEAM PERFORMANCE
2nd North
1st Holy Name

SMALL HIP HOP
3rd Olmstead
2nd Gray
1st Conway

LG HIP HOP
18th Newport
17th Corbin
16th Russell County
15th Northern
14th South Laurel
13th Holy Name
12th Whitesburg
11th Todd County
10th Wayne County
9th Highlands
8th Daviess
7th College View
6th Caudill
5th EJ Hayes
4th Western
3rd JCTMS
2nd South
1st South Hopkins

LG PROP
2nd Daviess
1st Adams

BEST OF THE BEST: Crosby