Local dancers from Shreveport Dance Academy and Endeavor Dance, Inc. showed up in Baton Rouge dressed to impress, complete with jazz, tap and hip hop shoes.

With a weekend filled with workshop classes of ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap and more -- along with two days of dance competition -- the dancers from Endeavor Dance not only excelled individually gaining national scholarships, but also brought home top scores across the board.

  • The Junior Jazz Ensemble (ages 10-13) received First Place and Pre-Teen High Score for "On Top of the World"
  • The Teen Ensemble (ages 13-15) received First Place and the Teen Judge's Choice Award for "World I Need You"
  • The Senior Jazz Ensemble (ages 16-18) received First Place, the amazing opportunity to "Dance Again" during the Faculty Show and the OVERALL High Score Award for the entire Competition (including all ages and categories) for "Bottom of the River"

The Extra Large trophy was the icing on the cake, especially for the graduating Seniors. It was definitely a plus for them to really "go out with a bang!"

I am so proud to not only teach and direct these talented dancers, but it is truly an honor to know each and every one of them.

Elizabeth Morales
Elizabeth Morales