TORONTO - The Ryerson DancePak completed their competition season this past weekend at the Rhythm University Dance Challenge in Milton. The team competed in three back-to-back-to-back weekend competitions against 18 to 21 other Canadian collegiate dance teams. All three competitions proved to be intense and highly competitive.

Highlights of the team’s competition results include their large contemporary group, choreographed by captains Sacha Lank and Zoe George, taking 4th overall in the large group division of 50 and the team going on to finish as the 6th overall team out of 18 at Strive’s University Dance Challenge. The team also made their competitive hip hop debut this season with a crowd pleasing number choreographed by second year Jade Espejo. The hip hop group finished top-two in its category at every competition, finally capturing the 1st place finish during the final weekend as well as a coveted Judge’s Choice Award.

2016/2017 Season Results

Large Jazz Group “It’s Not Right” – Choreographed by Cristina Sinopoli

Strive – 2nd Place Large Open, Judge’s Choice Award
Terpsichore – 1st Place Large Jazz 19, 9th Overall Large Group, Judge’s Choice Award
Rhythm – 3rd Place Jazz Line 18-19

Large Contemporary Group “Abeyance” – Choreographed by Sacha Lank & Zoe George

Strive – 1st Place Large Contemporary 19, 4th Overall Large Group
Terpsichore – 2nd Place Large Contemporary 19, 10th Overall Large Group

Large Open Group “Glacier” – Choreographed by Melissa Chayer

Strive – 2nd Place Large Lyrical
Terpsichore – 1st Place Large Open 19
Rhythm – 1st Place Large Open 18-19, 10th Overall Large Group

Small Hip Hop Group “Down the Road” – Choreographed by Jade Espejo

Strive – 2nd Place Small Hip Hop 19
Terpsichore – 2nd Place Small Hip Hop 19
Rhythm – 1st Place Small Hip Hop 18-19, Judge’s Choice Award

Small Contemporary Group “These Ties That Bind” – Choreographed by Jenn Taylor

Strive – 3rd Place Small Contemporary 19
Rhythm – 6th Place Small Contemporary 18-19

Julia Greenough, Open Solo “Spine”

Strive – 1st Place Open Solo 18, 8th Overall Soloist
Terpsichore – 2nd Place Open Solo 18, Judge’s Choice Award
Rhythm – 2nd Place Open Solo 18-19, 4th Overall Soloist

Jenn Taylor, Open Solo “Watts”

Strive – 1st Place Open Solo 19, 9th Overall Soloist
Terpsichore – 2nd Place Open Solo 19

Laura Gowling, Lyrical Solo “Old Days”

Strive – 3rd Place Lyrical Solo 20
Terpsichore – 1st Place Lyrical Solo 20
Rhythm – 6th Place Lyrical Solo 20+

Vanessa Hutchinson, Tap Solo “Lockdown”

Terpsichore – 1st Place Tap Solo 19
Rhythm – 4th Place Tap Solo 18-19

Alex Berry, Lyrical Solo “The End”

Terpsichore – 2nd Place Lyrical Solo 18