Local dancers win silver medal at the World Dance Championship

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:56

Two local dancers, Patricia Seitz and Chloe Denning won second place and a silver medal in World Junior Jazz Duo competition (ages 12-15) in Orlando Florida this summer after winning a gold medal in their category at the North American qualifying event. Both Patricia and Chloe were formerly on the West Milford Junior Dance team while students at Macopin Middle School in the 2004-2005 school year. Patricia has since moved out of New Jersey. Chloe is now a freshman and a member of the West Milford High School Varsity Dance Team and dances locally at the King Centre for Performing Arts in Wanaque, New Jersey. Both dancers are from the American Youth Dance Company in residence at the King Centre for the Performing Arts and part of the New Jersey Foundation for Dance and Theatre Arts, a non-profit organization. Chloe and Patricia won their silver medal by dancing to “Call Me,” choreographed by Nancy King. An international panel of judges awarded their duo second place behind another American team duo but ahead of the Canadian team whose duos placed third and fifth, the Japanese duo who came in fourth and the Russian duo team who placed sixth. The International Dance Organization (IDO) which sponsored the World Championship for the first time in many years in the United States, is a non-profit organization founded in Florence, Italy in 1981. The main purpose of this organization is providing Continental and World Championship competitions to both amateur and professional dancers. Jazz, Modern and Ballet dancers of all ages participated at this prestigious event in the Royal Caribe Hotel in Orlando, Florida on July 22 and 23, 2005. All US American dancers qualified first at the North American Dance Festival in the week immediately preceding the world competition. The IDO boasts membership of more than 60 countries worldwide.