CEDAR RAPIDS – The Cooling Dancers of Vinton are moving on to the national level June 15-17 after a successful  competition weekend at the Midwest Starz Regionals April 7-8 at the Doubletree Hotel/Convention Center in Cedar Rapids.

The dancers brought home many awards in the three-day event that featured over 1000 routines from studios throughout Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, and South Dakota.  Routines were evaluated for their technical expertise, stage presentation, and costuming with high point winners named in each age grouping.

Regional competition is an event where dancers not only showcase their performing abilities, but also gain valuable life-long skills in teamwork, poise, confidence, and communication.  The Cooling Dance Center of Vinton accepts into competition all students eager to further their dance and performance skills.  Cooling had the largest representation of any studio in attendance over the weekend.  

Cooling dancers and results were as follows:

Mini Line “Fred Astaire Medley” High Gold and High Point Winner:  Madeline Blais, Olivia Boisen, Matthew Bookmeier, Paige Clemensen, Katelyn Fleming, Brianna Gahring, Lily Griffith, Ellie Groom, Addyson Ingham, Julia Morrow, Scarlett Petrzelka, Cadee Redlinger, Kara Rollinger, Brynlee Seeck, Sophia Seeck, Birgitta Sloop, Teagan Stadheim, Emersyn Svoboda, Mieke Ternus, Cari Travis, Mia Von Sprecken, Ryana Wacha, Brady Whelan, Gracie Whelan

Preteen Large Group “Rogers and Hammerstein Medley”  High Gold:  Addyson Chvala, Ryleigh Clemens, Alana Fleming, Emma Gillen, Summer Hotchkiss, Brooke Johnston, Haylee Karr, Abby Kearns, Zoey Kriner, *Emma Kyes, Sammie Lundvall, Julia Paine, Olivia Primrose, Rachel Rollinger, Ashtyn Shonka, Jenna Small, Elise Smith, Madalyn Staggs, Niamh Wylie

Teen Line “The Schuyler Sisters” High Gold and 1st Runner Up High Point:  Angela Ahrenstein, Kelcie Appleby,  Zena Aragon, Emma Arnold, Claire Booth, Peytin Clemensen, Newelle Dalton, Alyssa Griffith, Carmen Henkle, Emily Ingalls, Julia Johnson,  Hannah McGowan, Raeganne Neilson, Karsyn Nichol, Elsa Page, Kara Perry, Brynn Staab, Charleston Steinke, Mila Van Weelden, Sophia Vasquez, Baylee Wheeler

Senior Line “Come Alive” High Gold and High Point Winner:  Riley Davis, Ashlyn Hotchkiss, Hannah Houtakker, Alli Kemp,Rachel Kline, Isabell Kreel, Kailey Lazenby, Kailey Netolicky, Lauren Paine, Jenna Pattee, Taylor Shipley, Jayden Steffen, Nicki Thomas, Emma Upah

Baylee Bruce, Charley Cooling, Kelli Cox, Newelle Dalton, Katie Folkmann, Cassie Hazen, Leah Kaufman, Bree Lundvall, Shelby McDonald, Grace Petrzelka, Lauren Price, Brooklyn Staab, Rachel Tandy, Morgan White

Teen Production “Joseph Megamix”  High Gold and High Point Winner:  Gwen Clemenson, Alana Fleming, Grace Gilbaugh, Ellie Groom, Summer Hotchkiss, Brooke Johnston, Haylee Karr, Zoey Kriner, Emma Kyes, Samantha Lundvall, Julia Paine, Rachel Rollinger, Ashtyn Shonka, Madalyn Staggs, Cari Travis, Angela Ahrenstein, Kelcie Appleby, Zena Aragon, Emma Arnold, Claire Booth, Peytin Clemensen, Carmen Henkle, Emily Ingalls, Hannah McGowan, Raeganne Neilson, Karsyn Nichol, Elsa Page, Kara Perry, Charleston Steinke, Sophia Vasquez, Baylee Wheeler, Riley Davis, Ashlyn Hotchkiss, Hannah Houtakker, Alli Kemp,Rachel Kline, Isabell Kreel, Kailey Lazenby, Kailey Netolicky, Lauren Paine, Jenna Pattee, Taylor Shipley, Jayden Steffen, Nicki Thomas, Emma Upah, Baylee Bruce, Charley Cooling, Kelli Cox, Newelle Dalton, Katie Folkmann, Cassie Hazen, Leah Kaufman, Bree Lundvall, Shelby McDonald, Grace Petrzelka, Lauren Price, Brooklyn Staab, Morgan White