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Front row L-R: Marissa Salter, Sarah Cates, Heather Turner.
Back row L-R: Morgan Wood, Lauren Beasley, Mallory Griffin, Sydney Walker.
Melinda Leigh Dancers just got back from Nationals at Sea with "Celebrity Dance Competition". They won 1st place for their Lyrical Dance "Leave the Light On" and 1st place for their Jazz Dance "Move". They also received the highest honor for Overall High Scoring Group Dance. Melinda Leigh's also took home the Best Studio Award. Lauren Beasley and Mallory Griffin won dance scholarships for their dancing talent.


TALENT ON PARADE NATIONALS 2006
Hot Springs, Arkansas


Best Choreography "Fly"


Overall Production Award "Under the Sea"


Dance Off Finalist "Whoa!"




Ethan Mayo is MGM's current mascot.
GO VIKINGS!






NEW YORK CITY BROADWAY TRIP
Dancers went to NYC this summer, where they attended classes at
the Broadway Dance Center and took in Broadway Shows - Hairspray,
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, All Shook Up & Sweet Charity.
Dancers: Hannah, Sarah, Sydney, Tony, Mallory, Heather,
Megan, Angela, Kelly, Anna, Destin, Lacey & Hannah.





Mobile County's Junior Miss 2006
Jenna Bedsole




Diamond Company 2005
The Diamond Company had a very successful dance year.
Winning Top Tap award at all Competitions they attended this year.
They also took home Overall Tap Champions with their number
"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" Choreographed by Melinda Leigh!




The Lyrical Dance "Trapped" won "Best Choreography Award"
& Overall Lyrical Champions this year. Anna White choreographer.




Joel Ruminers Dance Camp Awards - July 2004
Heather - Hip Hop Award
Sarah - Lyrical Award
Sydney - Lyrical Award & Model Camper Award




DTU Competition - Hattiesburg Mississippi - February 14, 2004
Awards - 1st Place and Outstanding Awards
Best Costume Award out of 116 dances!
Grand Champion "Everlasting Love"
Grand Champion "Bad"
2nd place Grand Champion "Take Me To The River"
Best Studio Award




Melinda Leigh Dancers competed in the Dance Makers Inc. Competition on November 22nd. The dancers took 5 dances to competition and came home with 5 first place trophies and also 4 invitations to compete this summer at Nationals in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Front row: Sydeny, Kayla, Meagan, Sarah, Mallory, Heather.
2nd row: Leigh Anne, Lauren, Megan, Marissia.
Back row: Casey, Audra, Andrea, Jenna, Jordan, Christina, Ashton, Jenny, Alicia.