Alfonso Academy dancers earned High Gold Award

Alfonso Academy dancers earned the High Gold Award and were invited to perform the 11 o'clock number at the closing show of the 24 Seven Dance Competition held in New Orleans in February.

The academy's pre-professional dance company, New Light Dance Project, earned the award for its contemporary piece, "Believe," choreographed by academy Director Mary Elizabeth Alfonso.

Dancers included Elle Danjean, Addison Jenrich, Tatumn Dowdy, Henley Dowdy, Sydney Reaves and Jodi Miceli.

The teen contemporary group also earned an 11 o'clock number with "Suspension of Curiosity," choreographed by Melissa Jackson. Dancers included Addison Jenrich, Elle Danjean, Henley Dowdy and Jodie Miceli.

Addison Jernich also placed third overall in the teen contemporary solo category.

An 11 o'clock number is a stage term that describes big songs at the end of a performance.

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