The Dance Worlds has been called the “Olympics of Dance” for good reason. It is a competition run jointly by both the United States All Star Federation and the International All Star Federation every year in Orlando Florida where teams must earn bids throughout the year to attend.
There are over 40 countries in attendance each year at the Dance Worlds. This year, with COVID restrictions, the competition looked a little different but was no less fierce. There are 22 different “events” or categories at the Dance Worlds which teams can receive bids for.
The Power Of Dance made history this year by being the first team ever to earn five partial paid bids in five completely different genres of dance—Senior Large Pom, Senior Large Contemporary/Lyrical, Senior Large Hip Hop, Senior Large Jazz, and Open Kick.
The final standings had the Power Of Dance doing extremely well earning an 11th place in Jazz, 8th place in Hip Hop, 7th place in Contemporary/Lyrical, 6th place in pom, and were crowned World Champions with a score of 93.2 in Open Kick.
Congratulations to these incredible dancers and coaches. Team members include Kira Anderson (Pulaski), Madison Beres (Green Bay), Madylin Butler, Sophia DeCaster, Kenzington Gillis, Jenna Lyons, Grace Marek, Ava Mattson, Chloe McCourt, Navya Munagala, Kennedy Nolle, Athena Petty, Jaden Powers, Nicholas Powers, Brianna Ruby, Julia Sheahan, Olivia Stedl, Claire Vanden Heuvel, Lainey Wight, Olivia Wilson (Howard/Suamico), Theresa Perenick, Elizabeth Powers, Jackson Powers, Tanya Robinson, Tracy Mozingo (Coaches).
The Power Of Dance is currently forming teams for ages 4 and up for the 2021-2022 season.
If interested in auditions or for more information about the POD summer programs, please visit www.powerofdance.com or call (920) 661-9212.