Caulfield School of Dance students competed in both the Competitive and Pre-Competitive sections of the Burnaby Synergy Dance competition from Tuesday, April 23 to Sunday, April 28.
In the Competitive Section:
Congratulations to “Can’t Take My Mind Off of You”, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle, for being the Highest Scoring Lyrical Group in the entire Synergy Burnaby competition (all ages), and for receiving one judge’s Synergy “Showdown” Champion selection; Kaia Goddard and Carter Hayes who are the Contemporary Duo of the Year and Top Teen Duo of the Year, for their Contemporary Duo Age 15, choreographed by Cori Caulfield; and Lincoln Russo for being awarded the Top Mini Dancer of the Year for his Tap Solo, Age 7, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle.
Congratulations as well to Ms. Hailley Caulfield Postle for her Choreography Award for Kirsten Volberg’s Solo Tap.
At the competition’s finals event, “Synergy Showdown”, the following four numbers, selected as the Highest Scoring Group numbers of their genres, will also be advancing to the Synergy Provincial Finals, May 25 and 26:
“Can’t Take My Mind Off of You”, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle, Top Scoring Lyrical Group, received the trophy for Lyrical Group of the Year; also selected as one of the Final Overall Top Group of the competition;
“Dark World”, Acro Group Age 13, choreographed by Lauren Taylor, 2nd Highest Scoring Acro Group.
“I Might Be Wrong”, Contemporary Group Age 15, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle, the Top Scoring Contemporary Group.
“Zoot Suit Riot”, Tap Group Age 15, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle, the Top Scoring Tap Group, received the trophy for Tap Group of the Year.
Congratulations and good luck at Finals!
The following Soloists all made the Top 10 list for earning the Highest Score for their age category (Mini, Junior, Teen or Senior) across All genres:
Mini Dancers (Up to Age 9)
Lincoln Russo, for Tap Solo Age 7, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle – Top Mini Dancer of the Year
Victoria Russo, for Jazz Solo Age 9, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle – 2nd Place Mini Dancer
Thea Harmse, for Jazz Solo Age 9, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle – 3rd Place Mini Dancer
Julia Jacobson, for Lyrical Solo Age 9, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle – 4th Place Mini Dancer
Harwood Burnett, for Lyrical Solo Age 5, choreography by Hailley Caulfield Postle – 7th Place Mini Dancer
Junior Dancers (Ages 10 t0 12)
Mia Reitenbach, for Lyrical Solo Age 12, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle – 3rd Place Junior Dancer of the Year
Teen Dancer (Ages 13 to 15)
Kaia Goddard, for Modern Solo Age 15, choreographed by Cori Caulfield – 3rd Place Dancer of the Year
Carter Hayes, for Contemporary Solo Age 15, choreographed by Cori Caulfield – 4th Place Teen Dancer
Kaia Neal, for Lyrical Solo Age 13, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle – 5th Place Teen Dancer
Senior Dancer (Ages 16+)
Kirsten Volberg, for Tap Solo Age 17, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle – 3rd Place Senior Dancer.
Congratulations to the following soloists for earning the Highest Scores over all age categories in the following genres:
Carter Hayes – Contemporary Dancer of the Year (for Contemporary Solo Age 15 choreographed by Cori Caulfield)
Kirsten Volberg – Tap Dancer of the Year (for Tap Solo Age 17, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle).
“Dancer of the Year” in a specific genre means that the dancer has earned the highest score in that genre across all age groups.
Congratulations to the following dancers and solos who were repeat Top 10 dancers (and therefore not in the official Top 10 list):
Lincoln Russo (Jazz Solo Age 7), Victoria Russo (Lyrical Solo Age 9 and Ballet Solo Age 9), Kaia Goddard (Contemporary Solo Age 15), Carter Hayes (Lyrical Solo Age 15).
From the above, the following dancers will be advancing with solo pieces at the Synergy Provincials in May:
Kaia Goddard (Modern), Thea Harmse (Jazz), Carter Hayes (Contemporary), Mia Reitenbach (Lyrical), Lincoln Russo (Tap), Victoria Russo (Jazz), and Kirsten Volberg (Tap).
Congratulations and good luck at Finals!
(A full listing of solo placements can be found below, followed by photos.)
The following duos made the Top 10 list of highest scores across genres:
Kaia Goddard and Carter Hayes for their Contemporary Duo Age 15, choreographed by Cori Caulfield – Contemporary Duo of the Year and Top Teen Duo of the Year
Taia Fiorda and Victoria Russo, Tap Duo Age 10, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle – 4th Place Mini/Junior Duo
Conrad Cahoon and Shanna Lilley, Lyrical Duo Age 16, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle – 4th Place Senior Duo
Kiara Burasee and Dasha Marinets, Contemporary Duo Age 16, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle – 6th Place Senior Duo
Aaliyah Fiorda and Kaia Neal, Lyrical Duo Age 13, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle – 8th Place Teen Duo
Kaia Goddard and Carter Hayes Duo (Contemporary) will be competing at the Synergy Provincials in May.
Congratulations and good luck at Finals!
(A full listing of duo placements can be found below, followed by photos.)
The following CSD groups made the Top 10 list highest scores in their genre:
“Can’t Take My Mind Off of You” – Showdown Champion; Top Scoring Lyrical Group
“I Might Be Wrong” – Top Scoring Contemporary Group
“Dark World” – 2nd Highest Scoring Acro Group
“Zoot Suit Riot” – 3rd Highest Scoring Tap Group
“We Run This”, Hip Hop Group Age 16, choreographed by Lauren Taylor – 6th Highest Scoring Hip Hop Group
“Shake Your Groove Thing”, Jazz Group Age 14, choreographed by Lauren Taylor – 6th Highest Scoring Jazz Group Age 13+
“Compassion”, Lyrical Group Age 14, choreographed by Danielle Gardner – 7th Highest Scoring Lyrical Group Age 13+
“Portis”, Jazz Group Age 14, choreographed by Danielle Gardner – 7th Highest Scoring Jazz Group Age 13+
“Jump Jive an’ Wail”, Tap Group Age 12, choreographed by Hailley Caulfield Postle – 6th Highest Scoring Tap Group
“Welcome Home”, Lyrical Group Age 9, choreographed by Danielle Gardner – 10th Highest Scoring Tap Group
(A full listing of all group placements can be found below, followed by photos.)
Synergy dance competition also gives special awards to recognize dancers or groups.
The following dancers or pieces received “Double Diamond” awards:
“Can’t Take My Mind Off of You” – the “Double Diamond” award is to recognize a number who received the highest level of score of “Diamond”, and a “Judges Choice” award. There are only 3 of these given at this competition.
The following dancers or pieces received the award of “Most Entertaining”:
“I Might Be Wrong” Group Contemporary
“Shake Your Groove Thing” Group Jazz
Harwood Burnett Solo Lyrical
Alejandra Isea Solo Lyrical
Lincoln Russo Solo Jazz
Jaedyn McLaughlin Solo Tap
The following piece received the award of “Judges Choice”:
“Music Therapy” Group Hip Hop
The following piece received the award of “Spirit Award”:
Taia and Victoria Duo Tap
In the Pre-Competitive Section:
Our Pre-Competitive Group Lyrical Age 13, “Rise”, choreographed by Lauren Taylor, was the 3rd Highest Scoring Group of the entire Pre-Competitive Section and competed at the Synergy Showdowns.
The week at Burnaby was a huge success and we would like to congratulate all the performers on their amazing performances!
(See photos from below the Placements.)
Full Listing of Competitive followed by Pre-Competitive Section Placements, from 1st to 6th, scores from Bronze to Diamond:
|Blow Your Mind||Group Street 9||3rd||High Gold|
|Bring It On||Group Song and Dance 15||2nd||Platinum|
|Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You||Group Lyrical 15||1st||Diamond|
|Cinq Pour Quatorze||Group Ballet 9||3rd||High Gold|
|Compassion||Group Lyrical 14||1st||Platinum|
|Dance of the Navias||Group Ballet 13||2nd||High Gold|
|Dark World||Group Acro 13||1st||Diamond|
|Everybody’s Free||Group Contemporary 10||2nd||High Gold|
|I Might Be Wrong||Group Contemporary 15||1st||Diamond|
|Jailhouse Rock||Group Tap 10||3rd||High Gold|
|Jump Jive an ‘Wail||Group Tap 12||1st||Platinum|
|Music Therapy||Group Street 14||2nd||Platinum|
|Portis||Group Jazz 14||1st||Platinum|
|School of Rock||Group Song and Dance 10||1st||Platinum|
|Shake Your Groove Thing||Group Jazz 14||3rd||Platinum|
|We Run This||Group Street 16||2nd||Platinum|
|Welcome Home||Group Lyrical 10||1st||High Gold|
|Zoot Suit Riot||Group Tap 15||1st||Platinum|
|Nathalie Brown||Solo Contemporary 16||3rd||High Gold|
|Harwood Burnett||Solo Lyrical 5||1st||High Gold|
|Conrad Cahoon||Solo Contemporary 16||2nd||Platinum|
|Aerin Chow||Solo Ballet 8||1st||High Gold|
|Aaliyah Fiorda||Solo Lyrical 14||3rd||Platinum|
|Aaliyah Fiorda||Solo Contemporary 14||2nd||Platinum|
|Aaliyah Fiorda||Solo Tap 14||1st||Platinum|
|Taia Fiorda||Solo Tap 10||1st||Platinum|
|Alexis Fiorda||Solo Tap 12||2nd||Platinum|
|Kaia Goddard||Solo Modern 15||1st||Diamond|
|Kaia Goddard||Solo Jazz 15||1st||Platinum|
|Kaia Goddard||Solo Tap 15||2nd||Platinum|
|Kaia Goddard||Solo Lyrical 15||2nd||Platinum|
|Kaia Goddard||Solo Contemporary 15||1st||Platinum|
|Thea Harmse||Solo Jazz 9||2nd||Platinum|
|Carter Hayes||Solo Contemporary 15||1st||Diamond|
|Carter Hayes||Solo Lyrical 15||1st||Diamond|
|Julia Jacobson||Solo Lyrical 9||2nd||Platinum|
|Olivia Jayetileke||Solo Lyrical 8||2nd||High Gold|
|Olivia Jayetileke||Solo Ballet 8||2nd||High Gold|
|Emma Langtry||Solo Lyrical 14||1st||Platinum|
|Emma Langtry||Solo Contemporary 14||4th||High Gold|
|Tiffany Levers||Solo Stage 17||3rd||High Gold|
|Shanna Lilley||Solo Lyrical 16||3rd||Platinum|
|Dasha Marinets||Solo Acro 17||1st||Platinum|
|Lorena Morissette||Solo Pointe 15||2nd||Platinum|
|Lorena Morissette||Solo Pointe Contemporary 15||2nd||Platinum|
|Kaia Neal||Solo Lyrical 14||1st||Diamond|
|Kaia Neal||Solo Contemporary Ballet 14||1st||Platinum|
|Rachelle Payandeh||Solo Contemporary 16||1st||Platinum|
|Rachelle Payandeh||Solo Modern 16||2nd||Platinum|
|Mia Reitenbach||Solo Lyrical 12||1st||Diamond|
|Mia Reitenbach||Solo Jazz 12||5th||Platinum|
|Sadie Reyburn||Solo Contemporary 13||6th||High Gold|
|Sadie Reyburn||Solo Tap 13||2nd||High Gold|
|Victoria Russo||Solo Lyrical 9||1st||Platinum|
|Victoria Russo||Solo Ballet 9||2nd||High Gold|
|Victoria Russo||Solo Jazz 9||1st||Platinum|
|Lincoln Russo||Solo Jazz 7||1st||Platinum|
|Lincoln Russo||Solo Tap 7||1st||Diamond|
|Kirsten Volberg||Solo Song and Dance 17||2nd||Platinum|
|Kirsten Volberg||Solo Tap 17||1st||Diamond|
|Kiara Burasee + Dasha Marinets||Duo Contemporary 16||3rd||Platinum|
|Conrad Cahoon + Shanna Lilley||Duo Lyrical 16||1st||Platinum|
|Kaiya Carruthers + Camila Lozano-Ibarra||Duo Lyrical 10||1st||High Gold|
|Abriel Da Silva + Kaia Goddard||Duo Tap 16||1st||Platinum|
|Aaliyah Fiorda + Kaia Neal||Duo Lyrical 14||2nd||Platinum|
|Taia Fiorda + Victoria Russo||Duo Tap 10||1st||Platinum|
|Claire Go + Antonia Hinta||Duo Contemporary 14||2nd||High Gold|
|Kaia Goddard + Carter Hayes||Duo Contemporary 15||1st||Diamond|
|Electro Swing||Group Tap 9||2nd||High Gold|
|Greased Lightning||Group Song and Dance||3rd||High Gold|
|Retrograde||Group Lyrical 14||2nd||High Gold|
|Rise||Group Lyrical 13||1st||Platinum|
|Rise Up||Group Lyrical 9||1st||High Gold|
|Up and Away||Group Ballet 11||1st||High Gold|
|Natasha Glass||Solo Tap 17||1st||High Gold|
|Natasha Glass||Solo Song and Dance 17||1st||High Gold|
|Katie Xue||Solo Tap 10||3rd||High Gold|