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Platinum Dance Competition 2023 - What A Ride!

Written By: Jami Archer


What a weekend! For those that joined the Performers either at the competition or on the live feed, you already know what an adventure that Platinum Dance Competition 2023 truly proved to be. For those of you that missed out on the whole thing, the good news is this ride does not have a height requirement. So take a seat, buckle up, and enjoy the amazing work these Performers brought to the stage.


Studio 6:14 had 19 performances over three days and five showcases. These Dancers set the bar high during the very first performance and kept the momentum going through to the last dance. Thanks to the never ending support of the Dance Studio in Ms Brittany (owner) and Mses Tara, Tyra, Jordyn, Alex (teachers) who gave them the skills and routines to compete on the same level as studios that are much larger and show these Dancers that all challenges can be overcome. Studio support was joined by Mr. Ricky, the Dance Moms, Dance Dads and all the siblings that joined to help with costumes, props, errands, and the most important part, to hear the confidence boosting cheers in the audience as they take their first step onto the stage before the music starts.


Studio 6:14 boasts five Competition teams and two hip-hop teams. Many of those teams also returned to the stage with solos, duets, or trios.


First up is our Purple Team of Mses Bricelynn, Emma, Evelyn, Norah, Piper, and Vedhika.

Name of piece is #184 Fabulous, choreographed by Ms Brittany.

Adjudication: High Gold Champion of Division 1 Jazz Small Group Placement: 3rd









Next up is our Gold Team of Mses Addyson, Georgia, Kaylee, Kylie, and Libbi

Name of piece is #215 So Much Better, choreographed by Ms Brittany

Adjudication: High Gold

This was the cleanest performance this team has ever danced!













Next up is our Turquoise Team of Mses Addison, Ella, Haizlee, Karli, Landry, Lennux, Reagan, and Sawyer

Name of piece is #201 Girls Just Want to Have Fun, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: High Gold Placement: 5th

Landry had solo #239 Sing, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: High Gold


Landry and Haizlee had duet #164a Faith, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: High Gold Champion of Division 1 Jazz Placement: 1st

Reagan had solo #136 Loyal, Brave, and True, choreographed by Ms Tara Adjudication: Platinum Champion of Division 1 Lyrical Placement: 1st


Reagan and (Bayleigh) had duet #158 Rainbow Connection, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: High Gold Champion of Division 1 Lyrical Placement: 2nd



Next up is our Silver Team of Mses Alayna, Avery, Bayleigh, Kelly, Kinzlie, and Olivia

Name of piece is #195 Sweet Nothing, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: High Gold This was their first competition with this piece

Avery had solo #242 Welcome to Wonderland, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: Platinum Champion of Division 1 Lyrical Placement: 3rd


Avery, Kinzlie, and Olivia had trio #Ay! Caramba, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: Platinum Placement: 3rd


Bayleigh and (Reagan) had duet #158 Rainbow Connection, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: High Gold

Champion of Division 1 Lyrical

Placement: 2nd

Kelly had solo #231 Trust in Me, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: Platinum Placement: 2nd

Bayleigh had solo #Go the Distance, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: Platinum

Placement: 5th


Olivia had solo #285 If My Friends Could See Me Now, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: Platinum

Placement 12th


Kinzlie had solo #265 Must Be Love, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: Platinum Plus

Placement: 3rd




As if the adventure wasn’t exciting enough, this competition was also the debut of our Hip Hop Teams for the season. It was the first time for many of the performers and one team went from a six woman performance to a five woman performance in one day before hitting the stage. The Dancers showed their talents lay in more than just traditional styles.


First up is our Dynamite Crew of Mses Avery, Georgia, Kelly, Lennux, and Olivia

Name of piece is #207 I’m a Monster, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: High Gold



Next is our Rhythm Squad of Mses Bayleigh, Charli, (Emmerson), Kennedy, Kinzlie, and Landry

Name of piece is #221 Salute, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: High Gold

Champion of Division 2 Hip Hop Small Group Placement: 5th



Finally we have our Pink team. We were down one dancer this competition, but we know she will return strong and ready to attack the floor!


Charli had solo #81 Bad Dream, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: Platinum Placement: 5th


Kennedy had solo #Soldier, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: Platinum Placement: 7th


















Charli and Kennedy had duet #353 Carried Me With You, choreographed by Ms Tara

Adjudication: Platinum Champion of Division 2 Contemporary Placement: 1st



All of the above is the results of the competition as a whole, but these Dancers were not just bringing home this hardware. Many that had been on the excitement of the performance, the results, and the celebrations got to have even more excitement as our Performers had some surprises even for themselves to bring home.


Each judge is free to give three titles for each of the showcases that impressed them above all others. These awards are outside of scores or ranks and are given at the start of each award ceremony. As there are a limited number given, it was extra exciting to see that the Dancers didn’t just catch the eye of a Judge once, but the Studio caught the eye of each of the three Judges. That is an amazing reflection on the Dancers and the Studio.

Judges award, “The Oscar Goes to….” (for the most dramatic attitude) Ms Charli for Bad Dream

Judges award, “Going Places” (for intense energy from start to finish) Mses Bayleigh, Charli,

Kennedy, Kinzlie, and Landry.

Judges award, “What a Beauty” (for grace in costume and movement combined) Ms Avery


And just when you thought that the Dancers already took you on a thrilling ride, it is far from over. Some of our dancers earned additional invitations. These are also not limited to score, category, division. The performance just impressed the Event so much they want to see them back….

Invitation to Artist of the Year Competition with Scholarship and Invitation to Ultimate Championship in Washington, D.C.- Kinzlie



Invitation to Ultimate Championship- Reagan




Invitation to Ultimate Championship- Kelly

Invitation to Ultimate Championship- Avery

Invitation to Ultimate Championship- Bayleigh




As our recap comes to an end, Platinum Dance Competition 2023 was a high note from start to finish. Our Dancers once again showed they are determined, skilled, and meet each challenge that comes in front of them as a team. Not all Performers were able to take the stage at this event, but she joined all the Dancers with smiles, support, help, and the loudest cheers in the room. She will return and help make her teams go even higher. And while the Dancers are the ones on the stage earning the hardware they bring back home, they have a very strong base with the Dance Moms that help with the dressing room preparations, doing hair, cheering in celebration; the Dance Dads that hold down the fort in the hallways between dances giving smiles, hugs, grabbing props; the siblings that show their love for their sisters as they perform an ever changing role as needed. And if that support system isn’t enough, the Dancers are then strengthened by the skills, choreography, support, and love of the entire staff of Studio 6:14. The staff not only impart the skills for each dance style, they are cheerleaders, guides, and councelors. None of this would be possible if not for the owner, Ms Brittany opening Studio 6:14 and Mr Ricky being the one behind the scene to do all the things that need to be done to make the Studio go as smoothly as possible.





It was an amazing ride.


Our Dancers already have plans for their next adventure at Starbound. We may need to make sure our seatbelts are strong enough for all the excitement…..


Interested in joining in on the fun? We are getting ready to announce information for 2023-2034! Fill out the google form by clicking below to let us know you want to receive info!






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