HUMBOLDT — Humboldt dancers through the Impact Dance Company had one last chance to perform their moves for the season, competing with dancers from four different countries and 19 American states.
“I think the competition went well, our kids certainly did well, but I think it was such a different situation than we would normally be in. That virtual versus reality is quite different,” said Kylie Redl-Gosselin, Impact’s co-owner.
“Our kids usually are in the studio between 15 to 20 hours a week, and they had a month off and then we offered up this competition to them, so it gave them very little time to prep.”
The videos were streamed together over April 25 by All-In Dance Championships out of Iowa. The performances themselves were previously filmed in studio.
The Impact dancers had set different times to go into their studio to reduce the risk of COVID-19. At the studio, the parents filmed their child’s routine to play for the competition.
In total, 20 Impact dancers competed in 39 dances.
Only soloists were able to compete due to social distancing.
Redl-Gosselin said the championship gave some of her students a chance to dance one last time before the season ends.
“It gave them something to look forward to for a while, and everyone got to watch dancing this weekend, which was a treat.”
While Redl-Gosselin said it was a positive experience, it’s not the same as getting to perform in front of a live crowd.
“Having to dance at a studio with your costume on compared to dancing on a stage with your costume on is very, very different feelings for them. Having just their mom or their dad recording their video without an audience is just night and day.”
Some of the students who performed have qualified to return for the next level of competition.
“That’s on them if they choose to do it. As far as our club, our studio, we’re done for the season.”
Redl-Gosselin said the online competition was a great opportunity, but they hope they never have to do it again.
“They’ve been working so hard for competition and recital, and it was all kind of taken from them a little too soon,” she said. “They didn’t have the opportunity to get on stage at all this year, so this was a bit of a letdown – but if we look forward into 2021, we hope the kids can get onstage and have a proper year.”
Junior Tap 1st place overall – Rowan Clement
Teen Ballet 1st place overall – Hope Beggs
Senior Hip Hop 1st place overall – Gage Gosselin
Senior Musical Theatre 1st place overall – Gage Gosselin
Teen Tap Duet 1st place overall – Jaya and Rowan Clement
Jr. Overall High Score winners
10th place – Rowan Clement (Tap Solo)
9th place – Kabrie Odelein (Hip Hop Solo)
Teen Overall High Score winners
12th place – Hope Beggs (Tap Solo)
9th place – Jaya Clement (Hip Hop Solo)
3rd place – Jaya and Rowan Clement (Tap Duet)
Senior Overall High Score Winners
13th place – Hannah Friesen (Contemporary Solo)
9th place - Maria Polimac (Tap Solo)
8th Place – Paige Barlage (Contemporary Solo)
7th place – Gage Gosselin (Hip Hop Solo)
Suri Armstrong (Jazz) Silver
Suri Armstrong (Musical Theatre) Gold
Kabrie Odelein (Hip Hop) High Gold
Boey Tamme (Hip Hop) Gold
Sophia Paslowski (Tap) Gold
Rowan Clement (Tap) High Gold
Hope Beggs (Ballet) Gold
Jaya Clement (Hip Hop) High Gold
Tessa Cannon (Hip Hop) Gold
Ella Schlachter (Jazz) Gold
Hope Beggs (Jazz) - High Gold
Hope Beggs (Lyrical) Gold
Ainsley Burton (Musical Theatre) Silver
Hope Beggs (Song&Dance) Gold
Tessa Cannon (Musical Theatre) Silver
Hope Beggs (Tap) High Gold
Jaya Clement (Tap) Silver
Kierstyn Holaday (Musical Theatre) Gold
Gwendylan Burton (Musical Theatre) Silver
Maria Polimac (Modern) High Gold
Paige Barlage (Modern) Gold
Paige Barlage (Contemporary) High Gold
Maria Polimac (Hip Hop) Gold
Paige Barlage (Hip Hop) Gold
Maria Polimac (Jazz) Gold
Paige Barlage (Jazz) Gold
Maria Polimac (Lyrical) Gold
Paige Barlage (Lyrical) High Gold
Emily Applegate (Ballet) Gold
Maria Polimac (Tap) High Gold
Paige Barlage (Tap) High Gold
Gage Gosselin (Hip Hop) High Gold
Gage Gosselin (Song and Dance) Gold
Breanna Barlage (Modern) High Gold
Hannah Friesen (Contemporary) High Gold
Breanna Barlage (Contemporary) High Gold
Breanna Barlage (Tap) High Gold
Jaya and Rowan (Tap Duet) High Gold