After preparing for over seven months, the Dance Academy USA Production Company participated in the NUVO Dance Competition. DAU took home awards in eleven categories including three first place finishes. DAU finished first in the High Scores Performance/Mini Junior Contemporary category for their Changes routine, in the Teen/Senior Hiphop category for RiRi Style and in Junior Extended Line category for their routine Can't Be Tamed; in addition to winning various 2nd and 3rd place awards.
When looking back at this successful competition, Jane Carter, Artistic Director at DAU, credits lessons she has learned while a cheerleader with the San Francisco 49ers and dancing for the Golden State Warriors. According to Carter, "Great teamwork was the key to our successful performance. This is one thing I have taught the Production Company when competing. It is always about the team, it's about supporting the person next to you". Carter is thrilled with the excellent results from the Nuvo Dance Competition and looks forward to building on this success.
For six years, NUVO Dance Convention has provided a new approach to dance conventions and competitions. At this year's NUVO Dance Competition in Santa Clara, California, dancers competed in numerous performance divisions, including Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Tap and more. Additionally, NUVO provided a free webcast of this year's competition so those unable to attend could watch their loved ones compete.