The Dance Attic Brings Home First-Place Awards

April 2016

The Dance Attic of Wake Forest took 43 routines to Star Talent Productions on March 13-14 in Louisburg and received outstanding awards. The Dance Attic competitors took first place in their categories for 32 routines. Thirty-four of their routines placed in the overall highest scores for their divisions, including 17 first-place overall high scores.

The Dance Attic All I Do Is Win

“All I Do Is Win” was the highest-scoring group routine for the 12 and under category. Front Row: Yoni Ram, Rebecca Bohannon, Isabella deBlaquiere. Back Row: Emma Thigpen, Gracie Denton, Rachel Teem, Morgan Barnette, Macie Lowery, and Abigail Roscoe. Photos provided by Wanda Lynam Percise.

The tap routine titled “The Mysterious Ticking Noise” received one of only three High Platinum Awards, the highest score of 81 routines for groups ages 13 years and older, and the routine ultimately received the highest score for the entire competition. Also, out of 54 routines, “All I Do Is Win” received the highest score for groups ages 12 years and below. Rachel Teem choreographed both of the highest-scoring routines.

Five special awards were given to Dance Attic routines: Choreography Award, Fabulous Tap Award, Judges Choice Award, Total Package Award and Breathy and Beautiful Award.

The Dance Attic has a competition team. However, for this competition the company took its class routines plus solo, duet and trio competitors. By taking class routines to competition, the staff provides all levels of dancers an opportunity to compete.

The Dance Attic The Mysterious Ticking Noise

“The Mysterious Ticking Noise” (Harry Potter Inspired Tap Piece) was the 2016 Highest Scoring Routine receiving High Platinum Award. Front Row: Rachel Bohannon, Elizabeth Holmes, Kenard Williams, Abigail Telenko, Emma Patterson. Back Row: Heather Hoy, Grace Skipper, Rachel Teem, and Alexis Barton

For 28 years, The Dance Attic has offered dance for boys and girls in pre-ballet, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, acrobatics, contemporary and pointe in the Rolesville and Wake Forest area.

Registration for the 2016-2017 season will begin May 23-26,and auditions for The Dance Attic Company Team will be held in June. For more information, send questions via email to