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QDance performers shine at StarQuest regional contest

QUINCY — QDance Elite attended the StarQuest Regional Competition with their Petite group, Junior group and eight soloists.
Peyton Kelly, dancing to “Angel,” received a first overall out of 26 soloists, making this her third first-place overall in three regional competitions this year. All 3 senior soloists — Kiersten Wiseman, Kaylee Dennis and Savannah Perrine — received a platinum award. Teen soloists Megan Sohn, Payden Frese and Shelby Rose each received platinum. Sydnei Cookson received a high gold. Rose also received a Commitment to Character Award.
Katie McCaughey, Kearstyn Scott and Ryleigh Nieders performed a trio to “Smile and a Ribbon” and received a platinum and second overall. Placing third overall and receiving a high gold was Kamryn Hagerbaumer, Karli Hagerbaumer and Ella Meyer with their trio, “Clap Snap.” Alyssa Deeter and Olivia Wiegand received a high gold for their duet, “When She Loved Me.” Paige Lannerd, Grace Stotts and Caitlyn Todd received a high gold for their dance titled “Corner.”
“Bills,” the Junior Elite group number, received a high gold and an award for great staging. The Petite Elite number, “QPizza” also received a high gold and a second place overall.