Poquoson Dance Academy

The Kinetic Energy Dance Company is an audition and invitation-only competitive group that allows dancers to improve their technique, performance skills, and teamwork abilities at a more accelerated and rigorous level. Our company members are a close-knit group of dancers who bond with each other through their love of dance. Please contact poqdance@gmail.com if you are interested in auditioning for the company. Auditions are typically held in May or June and we accept new members through August of each year.

We have four age groups: Petite Company (ages 5-8), Junior Company (ages 9-11), Teen Company (ages 12-15), and Senior Company (ages 15-18). At competitions, our Petite Company performs a jazz dance, our Junior Company performs a jazz and lyrical dance, and our Teen and Senior Companies performs a jazz, lyrical, and contemporary dance. 

There are three optional tap companies that compete as well: Pearls (ages 5-8), Jades (ages 9-12), and Sapphires (ages 13-18).

The entire company also meets weekly to rehearse for their whole company number. 

We offer solos, duets, and trios in jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and musical theater.

We typically attend one convention in the winter, one optional solo/duet/trio competition, three group competitions in the spring, and nationals in the summer. 

The Kinetic Energy Dance Company has plenty of fun bonding activities that we enjoy throughout the year. Our two most popular events are the Christmas party and the annual lock-in at the studio. We hope you’ll join our KEDC family!

Recent Accomplishments

The company has competed at several competitions over the past 14 years.  We have received numerous high adjudications, overall placements, sportsmanship awards, special judge’s awards, and the Director’s Award at Marvonna Productions.

2020
We had many overall placements at Showstopper Dance Competition! Just to name a few, our petite soloist, Adella Rowe, placed 2nd overall, our petite duet, “Count on Me,” placed 1st overall, and our senior duet, “Colorblind” placed 2nd overall.

At DreamMaker Dance Competition, our petite jazz dance, “Please Mr. Postman,” whole company dance, “Latin Fever,” and senior jazz dance, “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That,” all received Golden Tickets. Our petite duet, “Count on Me,” placed 1st overall and received a judge’s award. Our senior duet, “Colorblind,” placed 2nd overall. We had a clean sweep with all of our senior dances and placed 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st! Our senior lyrical dance, “How Will I Know?” also received a judge’s award. Junior soloist, Haley Tepper, received the Heart of Gold award for displaying a love of dance. Lastly, our junior lyrical dance, “Fireflies” placed 1st overall.

2019
Our petite duet, "Jailhouse Rock" was the highest scoring recreational duet at Starland National Dance Competition. 

Our petite soloist, Sienna Leonardi, placed 1st overall and received a judge’s award at World Class Talent Experience. Additionally, all three of our senior dances, as well as our teen and senior tap dance, placed in the top 10 of their division.

Our whole company dance, "WhoDunIt?" received a judge’s award for "Creative Concept" at Fusion Dance Competition. Additionally, all three of our teen dances placed in the top 10 of their division. Our junior trio, “Pretty Hurts,” and petite trio, “Mama I’m a Big Girl Now,” received judge’s awards. Our junior soloist, Karyss Lockett, and teen soloist, Ashley Kimbal, were selected as Fusion Stars.

At The Power of Dance Competition, our teen lyrical dance, "She Used To Be Mine," received a choreography award. Our junior jazz dance, “Think,” and petite soloist, Ryann Ratcliff, received a judges award. Our petite soloist, Sienna Leonardi, received 1st overall. Our petite duet, “Jailhouse Rock” placed 2nd overall and petite trio, “Mama I’m a Big Girl Now” placed 3rd overall. “We Got the Beat,” our petite jazz dance, placed 2nd overall. All three of our senior dances and our teen and senior tap dance placed in the top 10 of their division. 

2018
Our whole company dance, "Let's Get Fit," received a judge’s award and was voted Fan Favorite at Fusion Dance Competition.

Our petite duet, “Sea Cruise,” received 1st overall at both Dream Dance Competition and Star Talent Productions.

Our junior duet, “Flashlight,” received 1st overall at Fusion National Dance Competition. Additionally, our teen soloist, Abby Smith, received 4th overall and a Dancerpalooza scholarship. Abby, along with teen soloists Alyssa White and Zoe Gauthier and senior soloists Kendall McCraken and Taylor Lawhorne, received invitations to be part of the Fusion Team.

2017
All four of our company teachers received choreography awards for both jazz and contemporary at Platinum National Dance Competition.

Our senior soloist, Taylor Lawhorne, received 4th overall, and our senior trio, “Glitter in the Air,” received 2nd overall out of a very tough division at Encore Dance Competition. Additionally, our whole company dance, “Burnin Up’’ received a Platinum rating and 1st in their division.

Another one of our senior soloists, Lauren Holbrook received 1st overall and a judge’s award at Star Talent Productions. 

2014 - 2016
Our senior lyrical dance, “How Will I Know?” received a choreography award and our junior lyrical dance, “Come Little Children,” received 1st overall and a Double Platinum at Showstopper Dance Competition in 2014

Our senior duet, “Au Revior,” received 1st overall and a judge’s award at Platinum National Dance Competition and 1st overall and Platinum at Showstopper Dance Competition in 2015.

Our junior duet, “Lost Boy,” received a Double Platinum and 1st overall at Showstopper Dance Competition in 2016. We also traveled to Myrtle Beach to compete in Star Talent's National Competition for receiving a choreography award for Hallelujah, under the direction of Abby Topping.