With well over 300 entries competing at the Celebration Talent Competition at Bridgeport’s Klein Auditorium March 23-24, two dances performed by Wilton’s Conservatory of Dance tied for the highest scoring routine of the weekend. A jazz piece with 25 members of the Competition Team entitled “September” (choreographed by Brianne Clancy) and a self choreographed solo performance by graduating senior, Isabella Segall shared the top-score spot.

This year Over 80 dancers ranging from 7-17 years old participate on seven different teams. Needless to say they were “ecstatic” to hear the results, says Conservatory of Dance artistic director/owner, Christine Titus.

“They have been working very hard since last August learning all their routines and choreography to be ready for competition season. They kicked off the season with our Showcase at the Clune Center in February and it concludes with our annual June Spring Performances.”

Titus says she started the competition teams six years ago with just one team of 11 dancers, and has grown it to include as many dancers as possible.

“It’s just an amazing program–not just for the exceptional dance training, but for the comaraderie, team spirit, friendship and fun times we have together. It has become so much more than just dance. At another competition this year our studio won the ‘Class Act Award’ for the studio with the most spirit, respect, and sportsmanship. That is an award I am most proud of,” Titus says.

The Conservatory Competition Team program will have auditions for next year in mid-June. For more information call the studio 203.544.8455.

Conservatory of Dance “September”:

Conservatory of Dance, Isabella Seagall Solo: