MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

November 24, 2013

Dance group honored


— Lisa Logan, owner/director of Show Biz Dance Studio in Muskogee, recently announced the achievements of one of her groups taught and choreographed by dance instructor Laura Hazen.

The seven-member group known as “Stray Cat Strut” competed at Talent On Parade Dance Competition Regional Finals held at Rose State College in Oklahoma City in March. At that competition, thegroup competed in the Senior Teen Small Group Jazz division and were honored with the following awards:

• Elite Top first place trophy in the Teen Senior Jazz Division

• Third place overall in the High Points Teen Senior division.

The group qualified for National Finals, which were held in June at the Tulsa Convention Center.

At the national level with more than 1,000 acts competing, the group won:

• Elite Top first place trophy in the Teen Senior Jazz Small Group division.

• Fifth place overall in the High Points Teen Senior division.

In previous years, the group attended Regional and National Finals with Stage One Dance Competition, Odyssey Dance and Rainbow Connection Competitions, where they took many high first place and overall trophies and awards in tap, jazz, lyrical ballet, clog and musical theater.

For information on regular dance classes or competition class, call (918) 682-6569.