Carpe Diem wins big at Nationals

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Members of Madisonville’s Carpe Diem Dance Studio traveled to Kissimmee, Fla. for Nationals over the weekend to compete against dozens of dance studios from around the country for prestigious top honors at ‘Showstopper’, the largest dance competition in the U.S.

All told, Carpe Diem Studio received one Double Platinum Award, 16 Platinum Awards and eight Gold awards.

“We are super proud of our small town studio,” said Sheree Wiseman, owner of Carpe Diem Dance and Fitness. “It is packed full of talent. Our students’ work ethic is amazing and the love they share between our families is unreal.”

Carpe Diem team entries and results are listed as follows:

‘My Boyfriend’s Back’ (Second Overall in Mini Performance Duet/Trio); ‘Letting Go’ (Second Overall in Teen Performance Duet/Trio); ‘What is this Feeling’ (Fourth Overall in Teen Performance Duet/Trio); ‘Hey Big Spender’ (First Overall in Teen Performance Duet/Trio); ‘Perm’ (First Overall in Teen Performance Large); ‘Hold Back the River’ (Third Overall in Teen Performance Small); ‘Addiction’ (First Overall in Teen Performance Small); ‘Funhouse’ (Third Overall in Junior Performance Small); ’Salute’ (Eighth Overall in Teen Performance Small); ‘Hey Mickey’ (Third Overall in Mini Performance Small)

Individual accolades:

Kynlee Hickman (First Overall in Mini Performance Solo); Bianca Pease (Third Overall in Senior Performance Solo); Zoee Newton (Fifth Overall in Team Performance Solo); Teilani Lain (Ninth Overall in Junior Performance Solo); Hailey Jeffries (10th Overall in Senior Performance Solo); Kayla Basinger (Eighth Overall in Senior Performance Solo); Anna Basinger (10th Overall in Junior Performance Solo); Gabby Bracewell (Fourth Overall in Teen Performance Solo); Caitlyn Curry (Sixth Overall in Junior Performance Solo); Raylee Malloy (Seventh Overall in Mini Performance Solo); Emily Schroeder (Ninth Overall in Senior Performance Solo)

The complete list of dancers from Carpe Diem who competed in Florida over the weekend reads as follows:

Anna Basinger, Kayla Basinger, Gabby Bracewell, Caitlyn Curry, Zanie Ferguson, Kynlee Hickman, Hailey Jeffries, Teilani Lain, Sydney Nevill, Zoee Newton, Ellanor Pacheco, Bianca Pease, Emily Schroeder, Zoe Thomas, Carlie-Rae Warren, Kelsey Wells, Aailyah West and Analiyah Zaragoza.

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