Congratulations go to choreographer Miss Lesley and the NEDC dancers of Wikkd Lil Grrrls!
Today they performed spectacularly at Hall of Fame’s Worcester regionals dance competition at the DCU Center. Wikkd Lil Grrrls features music edited by Squirrel Trench Audio. This morning the routine won:
1st Place Platinum in their category (Junior Tap Line)
1st Place Overall in Junior Line routines
1st Place Overall Junior tap routine
Wow! It doesn’t get much better than that! Congratulations dancers!
Congratulations go to Rhythm Dance Company’s senior team tonight; they performed three routines with Squirrel Trench edited or remixed music at Hall of Fame’s Worcester Regional competition held at the DCU Center. Their routine Neon, using a custom Squirrel Trench remix that includes numerous sound effects, was a big winner for the evening, garnering a special Precision Award, scoring a 1st Place Platinum in the category, and winning 4th overall in Senior Large Groups.
Tonight’s performances were:
Neon — RDC (Senior Jazz Large Group) — Precision Award, 1st Place Platinum, 4th Overall in Senior Large Groups
Werk It — RDC (Senior Hip Hop Large Group) — High Gold
Since both Rhythm Dance Company and New England Dance Centers are competing at Hall of Fame‘s Worcester regionals at the DCU Center this coming weekend (Feb 28-Mar 2, 2014), that means that 27 of the routines will be using Squirrel Trench edited and remixed music.
(All times listed as Eastern) Friday, February 28 4:41p Stage1 Beautiful, Dirty, Rich — Rhythm Dance Company (Senior Jazz Trio) — (Edit)
7:22p Stage1 Werk It — Rhythm Dance Company (Senior Hip Hop Large Group) — (Full Remix)
7:49p Stage1 Neon — Rhythm Dance Company (Senior Jazz Large Group) — (Edit)
Saturday, March 1
10:45a Stage1 Wicked Lil Girrls — New England Dance Centers (Junior Tap Line) — (Edit)
11:39a Stage2 Toy Soldier— Rhythm Dance Company (Junior Jazz Duo) — (Edit)
2:12p Stage2 Americano/Dance Again — New England Dance Centers (Teen Open Solo) — (Edit)
4:47p Stage1 Coronet Man — Rhythm Dance Company (Senior Jazz Solo) — (Mastering for consistency of volume and modernization)
6:42p Stage1 The Dynamo of Volition — New England Dance Centers (Senior Tap Solo) — (Edit)
6:48p Stage1 Human Nature — New England Dance Centers (Senior Tap Solo) — (Edit)
7:18p Stage2 Let The Good Times Roll — New England Dance Centers (Teen Jazz Solo) — (Edit)
7:39p Stage2 Yes Sir, That’s My Baby — New England Dance Centers (Teen Jazz Solo) — (Edit)
7:42p Stage2 Lock My Heart — New England Dance Centers (Teen Jazz Solo) — (Edit)
7:48p Stage2 Vogue — New England Dance Centers (Teen Jazz Solo) — (Remix)
7:51p Stage2 Feet Don’t Fail Shaun Now — New England Dance Centers (Teen Jazz Solo) — (Edit, Mastered, custom track courtesy of the original artists Rhythmic Circus minus taps)
10:28p Stage1 Starlets (Glamour Action) — New England Dance Centers (Teen Jazz Small Group) — (Remix)
Sunday, March 2
7:58a Stage1 Fancy Footwork — New England Dance Centers (Junior Tap Large Group) — (Remix)
9:00a Stage2 (She’s) Hot Stuff — New England Dance Centers (Junior Jazz Solo) — (Remix)
9:12a Stage1 Toy Story — Rhythm Dance Company (Junior Hip Hop Line) — (Remix)
9:38a Stage2 I’ve Got Love — New England Dance Centers (Junior Jazz Solo) — (no edit; as-is)
10:02a Stage2 Sparkling Diamonds — New England Dance Centers (Junior Tap Solo) — (Edit)
11:52a Stage1 Gimme Some Rhythm, Daddy — New England Dance Centers (Teen Jazz Duo) — (Remix)
12:07p Stage1 What Is Jazz? — New England Dance Centers (Teen Tap Trio) — (Remix)
4:31p Stage1 The Audition (Broadway Here I Come) — New England Dance Centers (Teen Musical Theater Line) — (Remix with voiceovers)
5:07p Stage1 Let’s Dance Hezekiah — New England Dance Centers (Teen Tap Line) — (Remix)
6:57p Stage1 Let The Groove Get In — New England Dance Centers (Teen Tap Large Group) — (Edit)
7:01p Stage1 We Came To Smash — New England Dance Centers (Teen Jazz Large Group) — (Edit)
8:58p Stage1 To Be Beautiful — New England Dance Centers (Teen Tap Small Group) — (Remix)
9:32p Stage1 Dirrty — Rhythm Dance Company (Teen Hip Hop Small Group) — (Edit and removal of inappropriate language)
Yesterday I had the treat of seeing four performances by Rhythm Dance Company in the DanceXplosion regional in Worcester, Massachusetts, that used Squirrel Trench Audio original remixes and edits. It was a great pleasure meeting studio owner and choreographer Nicole Newman Kelley in person after working with her via email for the past several months to get her routines’ music produced.
Today’s spectacular RDC group numbers included:
Valerie ’68 by Amy Winehouse (small group jazz)
Get On the Floor, an original hip hop remix featuring On The Dancefloor with will.i.am (large group hip hop)
Glamourous, a rockin medley which starts with a cover of Glamourous Life (large group jazz)
Rhythm Nation, an original remix of the Janet Jackson classic (Production Line)
Congratulations to RDC on spectacular performances for these songs and all of the others performed this weekend.
Congratulations to four New England Dance Center soloists, a duo, and a trio, using Squirrel Trench Audio remixed songs and choreo by Miss Lesley, for winning 1st overall in your category at Star Systems‘ Worcester Regional yesterday morning… and the duo and trio scored the PLATINUM prize as well.
After months of rehearsal, Pixie Hollow, a dance routine choreographed by Lesley Lambert featuring a music creation of mine has finally premiered at competition. Pixie Hollow started with a concept by Lesley for a character dance centered around the theme of Tinkerbell from Peter Pan. She then searched out several songs on the theme, including Fly To Your Heart and Magic by Selena Gomez and Never Never Land by Jane Monheit, which I mixed along with other music and audio elements to form the soundtrack for the piece.
Here’s the music for Pixie Hollow, along with a couple of glimpses of the costumes backstage:
Pixie Hollow has been performed at three regional competitions to date: Headliners in Lowell MA, Star Systems in Worcester MA, and Onstage New York in Springfield MA. Each performance was great, and the dancers continue to improve and refine their techniques. At its premier at Headliners, it won a High Silver and was invited to go on to the US Dance Team Finals at their Nationals; at Star Systems it won a High Gold; and at Onstage New York it won a Gold and 6th place overall in its age group. Not bad for a group of 8-11 year olds!
If you’d like to hear another Squirrel Trench Remix, check out my remix of Incubus’ Drive. If you’re interested in a having a custom remix created for your studio or your dancers, feel free to contact me; I’d love to create something just as unique for you!