2007 NATIONAL FINALS GALA
Our 2007 National Finals Gala was held on July 10, 2007, during our National Finals Convention at the Renaissance Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL.
At this "creative" formal dress event, the delicious dinner was followed by a wonderful show highlighted by the
Entertainer of the Year Award
being presented to the star of
Disney's "High School Musical"
In addition, we also awarded the
2007 Outstanding Contribution To Dance Award
to Disney's "High School Musical"
Emmy Award winning Choreographer
2007 Achievement In Dance Award
to former Tremaine DOTY, and Judge & Choreographer for
"So You Think You Can Dance"
Ms. Coleman, Mr. Klapow and Mr. Karaty watched Gala performances by each of the top nine National Finalists and decided who they thought best deserved to take home the
Tremaine Performance of the Year Award
Other featured moments included the presentation of the
2007-08 Tremaine Teacher of the Year Award to
Sheffield School of Dance
and the announcement of the
2007-08 Tremaine Dancer of the Year title winners
-Click on their name to see their bio in the DOTY Archives-
The National Finalists who performed in the Gala were:
NATIONAL HIGH SCORE WINNERS
Jr. NHS - "ATARI 2600" The Future Dance Center, Gino, Vaccaro, Hamburg, NY
Tn. NHS - "AND I AM TELLING YOU" Sheffield School of Dance, Celi Shinn, Mobile, AL
Sr. NHS - "AIN'T NO OTHER MAN" Sheffield School of Dance, Celi Shinn, Mobile, AL
BEST TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE WINNERS
Jr. BTP - "BYRDZ" In Motion Dance Project, Amanda Plesa, Orlando, FL
Tn. BTP - "FIELDS OF GOLD" Jayde Howard's Dance Legacy, Jayde Howard, Bradenton, FL
Sr. BTP - "LOVE" Machita & Co., Inc., Machita Eyre, West Baton Rouge, LA
Jr. BS - "CANDYMAN" Augusta West Dance Studio IV, Megan Luquere & Merry Beckham, Augusta, GA
Tn. BS - "NIGHTMARE" The Future Dance Center, Denise Vaccaro, Buffalo, NY
Sr. BS - "I LOVE THE 90's" The Future Dance Center, Denise Vaccaro, Buffalo, NY
TREMAINE 2007 PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
"I LOVE THE 90's"
The Future Dance Center
pictured with OCTD Charles "Chucky" Klapow, EOTY Monique Coleman & AID Dan Karaty