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Bronx Dance School Dominates Connecticut

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Edge Dance Academy performers.

Performers Edge Dance Academy located in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx swept New Haven, CT throughout their three-day weekend March 26-28, 2010 at Bravo Dance Competition.

With over 25 schools and over 500 entries this local dance school took it all! The dancers range from the ages of 6 to 18 years old. These dancers really knew how to kick off their season making their teachers proud.

After months of learning choreography and late night rehearsals it all paid off this past weekend. All groups received platinum awards with over all winnings 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places leaving very little placement for others. These young dancers dominated each category coming home with a title from each age such as: Petite Miss Bravo Paloma Chrissotimos, Junior Miss Bravo Shari Alston, 1st Runner up of Junior Miss Bravo Amber McCrink, Teen Miss Bravo Gabrielle Cruz, a Free wardrobe from “Body Wrappers Clothing Line” was presented to Angelique Cruz for her outstanding performance, a full scholarship to Manhattan Dance Project was presented to Shari Alston.

The Mini team consisting of 7-8 year old dancers received the Pinnacle Standing ovation award for their tap piece “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” choreographed by Miss Stefanie Salaman for the 11 and under age category. The Teen & Senior group knew how to bring it home as well winning their own Pinnacle Standing ovation award for their open piece “Bitter Sweet Symphony” for all the 12 and over age groups.

Miss Stefanie Salaman also was a winner at the Bravo Dance and Talent Competition winning 4 choreographer awards! Miss Stefanie was also offered choreography jobs from other studios for her outstanding job with her own students. It was plain to see that her work well deserved best choreography of the weekend awards. The audience could not get enough of these dancers enjoying each minute of their performances.

Performers Edge was founded in 2003 under the direction of Stefanie Salaman.

The school is located at 4037 Tremont venue, Bronx, NY 10465. For more information, please call 718-822-2025, write to info@performersedgedanceacademy.com or visit the school's website here.


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was born June 8, 1953. Mr. Lockhart is a former Bronx resident from the Marble Hill section, and attended The Bronx High School of Science and Manhattan College. A former All-American basketball player at both institutions, he left for Europe in 1976 to pursue a professional career after a brief encounter with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Continuing his education he actively plunged into corporate marketing communications with international companies like Philips, Alstom, Qiagen Instruments, KPMG, European Space Administration, ABN-Amro Bank and the Port of Rotterdam, while continuing to play ball and coach. Teaching English and advertising in Holland led to the setup of Ideas Unlimited, his own International Business Communications firm. Mr. Lockhart has lived and worked in various countries for the past 33 years, speaks German, French, Dutch and is currently learning Italian. Now residing near Zurich Switzerland, he has three children, Jarrett, 31 Chief of Staff with the Bronx City Council, 14th District, Maraya, 21 and Malik, 11. Tom is currently serving as Communications Manager and Asst. Operations Coordinator of the Marble Hill Reunion and Development Project.