2017 Nationals Wrap-Up!

The NEXSTAR Nationals featured more than 1,300 entries—45 studios from all over the country—and The Arts Center came out on top in a big way!

 

We took 29 numbers to the competition, and 21 placed in the overall rankings, including seven 1st Place Overall National Champions, four Choreography Awards, two Judges Choice Awards, 26 Platinums, three High Golds, six Big Show Invitations, and three  Big Show Grand Champions!

 

Big Show Invitations

Broken, Come What May, River, Love To Party, L.O.V.E., and Wash That Man

 

Big Show Grand Champions

Broken, Come What May, and River

 

Seven National Champions

1. "And So It Is" - Savanna Welch Teen Intermediate Solo Champion

2. "If You Wait" - Senior Intermediate Duet/Trio National Champion

3. "Love To Party" - Junior Novice Large Group National Champion

4. "L.O.V.E. " - Junior Intermediate Line National Winner

5. "Broken" - Senior Intermediate Small Group National Champion

6. "Come What May" - Teen Intermediate Large Group National Champion

7. "River" - Senior Intermediate Large Group Champion

 

Four Choreography Awards

Broken, Come What May, Love To Party, and L.O.V.E.

 

Two Judges Choice

Amanda Schwartz - costume award

Emma Kyler - Broadway Bound

BIG SHOW GRAND CHAMPION
BIG SHOW GRAND CHAMPION
RIVER - (L to R): Shaylen Compton, Sydney Davis, Abigail Schwartz, Amanda Schwartz, Jillian Lucke, Hope Gast, Alex Bates, Emily Bryan, Savanna Welch, Kama Arn
JUNIOR NOVICE LARGE GROUP NATIONAL CHAMPION
JUNIOR NOVICE LARGE GROUP NATIONAL CHAMPION
"Love to Party" - Emma Kyler, Erika Bell, Morgan Kennedy, Gracie Gibson, Megan Baker, Sammie Ross, Mia Velasquez, Jayne Zeltner, Addison Kirchenbauer-Roney, Jordan Bodine, Andrea Reed, Brieonna Makley
1ST PLACE OVERALL NATIONAL CHAMPION
1ST PLACE OVERALL NATIONAL CHAMPION
"And So It Is" - Savanna Welch
BIG SHOW GRAND CHAMPION
BIG SHOW GRAND CHAMPION
COME WHAT MAY (L to R): Shaylen Compton, Abigail Schwartz, Amanda Schwartz, Jillian Lucke, Kunmi Ojo, Hope Gast, Alex Bates, Savanna Welch, Alison Giffin, TreSean Upshaw, Sydney Davis, Kama Arn
BIG SHOW GRAND CHAMPION
BIG SHOW GRAND CHAMPION
BROKEN (L to R): Caitlyn O'Conner, Mikaela Guillen, Amanda Schwartz, Sydney Davis, Hope Gast, Savanna Welch, Emily Bryan, Alex Bates
SENIOR INTERMEDIATE DUET/TRIO NATIONAL CHAMPION
SENIOR INTERMEDIATE DUET/TRIO NATIONAL CHAMPION
"If You Wait" - Emily Bryan (L) and Hope Gast
JUNIOR INTERMEDIATE LINE NATIONAL CHAMPION
JUNIOR INTERMEDIATE LINE NATIONAL CHAMPION
"L.O.V.E" - 1st row: Erika Bell, Gianna Upshaw, Kiley Kennedy, Alexa Noonan, Emma Evans, Lillian Seibert, Lydia Velasquez, Chevrolet Johnson • 2nd Row: Andrea Reed; Emma Kyler, Addison Kirchenbauer-Roney, Jayna Zeltner, Brieonna Makley, Morgan Kennedy, Sarah Young, Sammie Ross, Mia Velasquez • 3rd Row: Alex Bates, Hope Gast, Emily Bryan, Maggie Ross, Alison Giffin, TreSean Upshaw, Sydney Davis, Savanna Welch • 4th Row: Kunmi Ojo, Shaylen Compton, Amanda Schwartz, Jillian Lucke, Abigail Schwartz, Kama Arn
TEEN INTERMEDIATE LARGE GROUP NATIONAL CHAMPION
TEEN INTERMEDIATE LARGE GROUP NATIONAL CHAMPION
COME WHAT MAY (L to R): Shaylen Compton, Abigail Schwartz, Amanda Schwartz, Jillian Lucke, Kunmi Ojo, Hope Gast, Alex Bates, Savanna Welch, Alison Giffin, TreSean Upshaw, Sydney Davis, Kama Arn
SENIOR INTERMEDIATE SMALL GROUP NATIONAL CHAMPION
SENIOR INTERMEDIATE SMALL GROUP NATIONAL CHAMPION
BROKEN (L to R): Caitlyn O'Conner, Mikaela Guillen, Amanda Schwartz, Sydney Davis, Hope Gast, Savanna Welch, Emily Bryan, Alex Bates
SENIOR INTERMEDIATE LARGE GROUP NATIONAL CHAMPION
SENIOR INTERMEDIATE LARGE GROUP NATIONAL CHAMPION
RIVER - (L to R): Shaylen Compton, Sydney Davis, Abigail Schwartz, Amanda Schwartz, Jillian Lucke, Hope Gast, Alex Bates, Emily Bryan, Savanna Welch, Kama Arn

Here are some "behind the scenes" photographs from the NEXSTAR Nationals!  #tac4life

 

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