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U.S. Virgin Islands Dance Team Takes Spotlight at ADE Master Classes

  • Staff Consortium
  • March 30, 2024

A team of young dancers from the U.S. Virgin Islands wowed the organizers of the Artistic Dance Exchange’s (ADE) master classes during their trip to Virginia in March of this year, and as a result, the team was invited to participate in ADE’s national competition, taking place in Orlando, Florida, from July 6 to July 12. During the classes at ADE, dancers from FAPA USVI Dance Academy garnered various awards including top overall solo for mini beginners to intermediate, and best in show for contemporary choreography for mini beginners to intermediate, among others. Several dancers also received national scholarships due to the high level of skill demonstrated during the classes. Azalea Pearsall led the charge by securing the fist place top overall solo award in the mini beginners to intermediate category, a testament to her exceptional skill and hard work. The team's creative prowess was further highlighted by Lea Scott's contemporary choreography piece "#110 Lose Control," which ear...