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Tutterow Dancers of Largo bring home gold and silver medals from national competition

From left, Jessalyn Miller, Amanda Vaughan, Drew Robinson, AnnMarie White and Landon McFee perform at the Dance Theatre USA National Competition, July 20-24, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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From left, Jessalyn Miller, Amanda Vaughan, Drew Robinson, AnnMarie White and Landon McFee perform at the Dance Theatre USA National Competition, July 20-24, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Tutterow Stars of Tomorrow Performance Company has a special glitter these days.

The Tutterow dancers won 39 gold medals and six silvers last month at the Dance Theatre USA National Competition in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Forty-one Tutterow dancers and their families made the trip to South Carolina.

After bronze, silver and gold medals were awarded, the routines were then placed overall in several performance categories. The highest scorers were then named first, second and third place Elite winners.

The Stars of Tomorrow juniors placed first in Solo, Duet and Group; second in Duet, Group and Production; and first overall in Groups. The Tutterow seniors placed first in Group, Line and Production; second in Solo, Duet and Group; and third overall in the Solo, Duet, Group and Line Category.

The Grand Prix Award, given to the highest-scoring routine of all competing juniors and including a $500 prize, was won by the Tutterow dancers for their I Believe lyrical routine.

Debbie Kennedy, Tutterow's studio director, received the honor of best choreography for the routine.

"For me personally, best choreography is such a great honor," she said. "I am so very proud of all of our dancers. They really danced their hearts out!"

Scholarships for Dance Theatre USA were awarded to these Tutterow junior dancers: Jessalyn Miller, ballet; Taylor Torres, Amanda Vaughan and Emily Ritz, tap; and Brooke Zelinsky, hip-hop.

Scholarships for Broadway Dance Center in New York were awarded to these Tutterow senior dancers: AnnMarie White, ballet; Jaclyn Street and Carson Aho, hip-hop; and Drew Robinson and Michael Brown, tap.

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To learn more

The Tutterow Dancers have been a part of the Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Department for 33 years. Students come from all over Pinellas County. For details about the program, call (727) 585-1232 or visit www.tutterowdancers.com.

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