As Payson Little League president, Keeley Parker is obviously focused on the welfare of children.
That’s why her praises and plaudits of Dynamite Dance and Gymnastics don’t fall on deaf ears, rather they are taken to heart by Rim Country parents.
“Both of my daughters dance and competed with Dynamite this year,” Parker said. “It has shown them not only that dance is a fun sport but also they are able to compete, not necessary to win, but to get positive and negative input to work on what to do to make them better.”
Parker also lauds instructors Karen Smith and Kirsten Massa, saying, “I think it is great that we have wonderful instructors willing to take to it to the next level to show these girls and boys what is out there.”
Parker calls the recently concluded 2011-12 season a successful one in which the team members, ages 3 to 15 years, competed in four venues walking away with several first-place finishes, a top team cash award and an excellence award in the instructors/ choreographers category.
Dynamite competed in the Kids Artistic Review, Spotlight Dance Cup, Showstoppers and I Love Dance. All were held in the Valley.
Next up, the team would like to compete in a national finals show and attend a convention that will attract instructors from around the country.
On Friday evening, July 27, the Dynamite hosted an open house in which team members performed, showing off their award-winning talents.