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Inspiring Dancers since 1995


Back Row standing: Angela Pfirman, Mina Okleshen, Sara Salamone, Mallory Hanes, Alexis Lukasik, Audrey Hagger, Alexia Lipman, Lauren Chen, Camille Ianno, Emma Wright, Sara Jordan. 2nd Row Kneeling: Sarah Polidori, Sophia Duran, Ainsley Boyd, Dru Sluszka, Sophia, McCann, Sophia Labell, Katie Kelly, Madelyn Todd. Front Row Seated: Riley Reeder, Leah Flynn, Sharlise McClymont, Taylor Butler, Jacqueline Albanese, Skyler Hoben, Maria Garland, Gayatri Sathyanarayan, Kiera Martin .Not shown: Ava Kelly, Avery Plewke, Lillian Robberts

Jupiter Dance Academy attended the Tremaine 2016-2017 Winter Tour Convention and Competition in Orlando November 18-20. The dancers competed with 15 numbers and were awarded for each piece. 1st place trophies were awarded to the teen ballet trio for “When You Wish Upon a Star”, senior ballet trio “Spring Spirits”, and senior ballet production “Autumn Leaves” choreographed by Debra Conrad. The teen open group “Freak” and hip hop group “Pure Imagination” choreographed by Sarah Boratko received 1st place honors. 2nd place was awarded to the junior ballet line piece “Spring” choreographed by Alexandra Safran, teen hip hop group “Dance Off” choreographed by Larry Albright, teen ballet line “Frost” choreographed by Debra Conrad and Kelly Zeltmann, teen tap line “One Fine Day” choreographed by Kelly Zeltmann

Jupiter Dance Academy Wins - Again! Dancers, teachers and parents of Jupiter Dance Academy attended the Tremaine Dance Winter 2012-13 Convention and Semi-Finals Competition held in Orlando on November 17-18, 2012. Dancers aged 7 - 17 competed in the ballet, jazz tap, and lyrical categories and received 12 awards - 6-first place trophies, 4-second place trophies, and 2-third place trophies. The Dancers competed against studios from all over Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and as far away as Argentina. Awards were received for Director Debra Conrad's junior division tap number "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" (3rd), and senior division ballet number "Eleanor Rigby" (1st). Instructor Kelly Zeltmann's ballet pieces "Here Comes the Sun" (Teen 1st) and "Snow" (Teen 1st), "Masquerade" (Teen 1st) received trophies, as well as her lyrical "Let It Be" (Senior 3rd), musical theatre numbers "I'm a Woman" (Senior 2nd), and "Diamonds" (Senior 1st), and tap numbers "Fake ID" (Senior 2nd), "In the Mood" (Teen 2nd), and "It Don't Mean a Thing" (Teen 1st).

First time Junior division competition dancers received 2nd place honors for "Pepperland Suite" choreographed by Jupiter Dance Academy teacher Jessica Elfus. The award winning Senior dancers are Carleigh Alfrey, Sierra McDonald, Amy Kirk, Megan Togher, Hannah Baldwin, and Kayla Nocella; Teen dancers are Mallory Hanes, Alexia Lipman, Lauren Chen, Alexis Lukasik, Juliana Desena, Audrey Hagger, and Michaela Manieri; Junior dancers are Olivia Colbert, Addison Joslin, Mina Okleshen, Madeline Todd, Wesley Rae Braznell, Tyler Francisco, Alyssa Harrell, Ella Thomas, Lily Keuning, Natalie Ryder, Monica Solla and Megan Scott.

Dancers also attended workshops and received instruction from world renowned professional choreographers and dancers. While maintaining the integrity of a quality dance education the Academy is a well respected member of the dance competition world producing award winning choreographers and performers.

The Jupiter Dance Academy Performance Company attended the Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition held in Orlando, November 19th – 21st. Four teachers and 30 young performers showcased their talent during the dance competition and were awarded 9 trophies. The senior ballet Believe received 1st place and the teen ballet Wild Orchids received 2nd place. Both numbers were choreographed by Artistic Director, Debra Conrad. Instructor Kelly Zeltmann’s teen tap number Do Your Thing received a 3rd place award, while Zeltmann’s teen tap numbers Simply Irresistible, What I Like About You, and Rhythm Nation were awarded 2nd place trophies. A 2nd place was awarded to teacher Marissa Pappas-Kotouch’s junior ballet Masquerade. Jazz instructor Kim Lorenzatto’s numbers Wake Me Up Before You Go Go and She Blinded Me with Science both received 3rd place honors. Teen company dancer Francesca Horvath auditioned for and was awarded a convention scholarship. The dancers and teachers attended ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, fusion jazz, musical theater, tap and hip hop classes on Saturday and Sunday with top professionals Joe Tremaine, Nick Drago, Marty Dew, Laurie Johnson, Derrick Shrader, Colby Shinn, and Keri LaGrand.

Students pictured L – R: Front Row Seated: Grace Gordish, Faith Hunt, Camille Ianno, Alexandra Cherenson, Payton Brewster, Monica Barlow, Ashley Sepulverse
2nd Row Kneeling: Lauren Chen, Audrey Hagger, Emily Young, Daisy Healey, Carleigh Alfrey, Carly Clancy, Murphy Hone, Jaime Atterbury, Alexia Lipman, Sierra McDonald, Alexis Lukasik
3rd Row Standing: Alexis Barker, Molly Botnick, Kaitlyn Howarth, Gabrielle Dame, Elisabeth Pico, Mycaela Everly, Francesca Horvath
Not pictured: Chloe Chen, Mallory Hanes, Emma Healey, Melody Stratigos, Megan Togher

Competitions and Awards

We Won!! ~ Hall of Fame Dance Competition
February 19 & 20, 2010

First Place - High Gold ~ I Wanna Dance With Somebody
First Place - High Gold ~ Son of a Preacher Man
First Place - High Gold ~ Heather
First Place - Gold ~ Beauty and the Beast
First Place - Gold ~ Shake Your Tail Feathers
First Place - Gold ~ Ease on Down the Road
First Place - Gold ~ Waterloo
First Place - Gold ~ She’s a Pirate
First Place - Gold ~ Does Your Mother Know
First Place - Gold ~ When You Say Nothing At All
First Place - Gold ~ Fire Faeries
First Place – Gold ~ Smooth Criminal

More Competitions and Awards

2009 Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition

The Tremaine 25th Anniversary Tour 2006

2005 Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition

2003 Tremaine Regional Dance Competition

2002 Tremaine Regional Dance Competition

Jupiter Dance Academy
860 Jupiter Park Drive, Suite 4
Jupiter, 33458
Phone: 561-747-7133 ~ Fax: 561-747-7322

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