State Street Dance Studio, 9 N. Fourth St. in Geneva, recently announced the achievements of two local dancers and State Street students.
Chanti Max and Emma Sidari will be representing State Street at the Youth America Grand Prix finals in New York in April. Both dancers have moved on from two of the YAGP's semifinal competitions.
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The annual international competition, the Youth America Grand Prix, is the world's largest international student dance competition, awarding $250,000 in scholarships each year to prestigious dance schools within the United States and around the world.
Semifinal competitions are held across the country and nation, with the finals taking place in New York.
State Street dancers Chanti Max of Batavia and Emma Sidari of St. Charles have both placed in their pre-competitive divisions at the regional semifinals.
Max, 11, competed in the Indianapolis semifinals in February and won the Hope Award, the overall title in the division for competing in both classical and contemporary pieces of choreography.
Sidari, 12, competed in early March in the Chicago semifinals and not only placed in the top 12 but won second place in the pre-competitive classical division. Both dancers will be moving on to compete in the New York finals.
For more information on the YAGP, visit www.yagp.org.
For more information about other happenings at State Street Dance, call the studio at (630) 232-0444 or visit www.statestreetdancestudio.com.