EPAC Headed To Championships

Members of Expressions Performing Arts Center's EPAC Revolution Dance Company have qualified for the World Dance Championships in New Jersey.

RANDOLPH — Members of Expressions Performing Arts Center’s EPAC Revolution Dance Company have had a busy year of travels competing and performing throughout New York and Pennsylvania.

After winning their regional competition early this year in Syracuse, with the Nexstar National talent competition, they were awarded the Golden Ticket and qualified for a berth in the World Dance Championships. Eleven dancers and two instructors will be headed to Worlds at the end of July to compete at The Meadowlands in Secaucus, N.J.

Emily Beightol, Katie Beightol, Torrey Smith, Nichole Smith, Tailyn Shields, Andrea Conner, Madelyn Conner, Bianca Villella, Samantha English, Emily Johnson and Piper Chase will be making the trip along with instructors Melissa Anderson and Danielle Chase.

“We are very excited to be headed to the World Dance Championships to represent New York and the United States. It’s a great opportunity for our dancers to compete at such a fierce level,” said EPAC owner and director Melissa Anderson. “I think that the level of talent in our area is something we all should be very proud of. Our students work hard to perfect their performances and technique in class, and this competition is all of that paying off. We are so remarkably proud of the hard work and dedication they display to achieve their goals.”

“Our students are balancing school, extracurricular activities, sports, jobs, and community involvement with their dance classes,” said Danielle Chase, assistant director. “It’s not always an easy task , but we are so proud of all they have accomplished both inside and outside of the studio.”

Anderson and Chase went on to explain that the community support in helping the girls achieve their goal of competing at worlds has been overwhelming.