Pointe of Grace Dance Company celebrates another successful season

Pointe of Grace Directors Carly Sherwin (left) and Amanda Leroux (right) present Tysen Lefebvre with a cheque for $13,000. Pointe of Grace Dance Company’s competitive team raised the funds for Tysen’s Mission to a Million for Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario at their third annual Spring Dance 4 Wishes Showcase, which was held at Sacred Heart High School in March. The donation is enough to grant at least one wish to a child with a life-threatening medical condition or illness. Dancers from the studio’s Junior competitive team were honoured to be asked to dance at the Make-A-Wish gala this year.

(Above: Pointe of Grace Directors Carly Sherwin (left) and Amanda Leroux (right) present Tysen Lefebvre with a cheque for $13,000. Pointe of Grace Dance Company’s competitive team raised the funds for Tysen’s Mission to a Million for Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario at their third annual Spring Dance 4 Wishes Showcase, which was held at Sacred Heart High School in March. The donation is enough to grant at least one wish to a child with a life-threatening medical condition or illness. Dancers from the studio’s Junior competitive team were honoured to be asked to dance at the Make-A-Wish gala this year.)

Pointe of Grace Dance Company recently celebrated its successful season with an end-of-year banquet for the studio’s competitive team. The banquet was held on Saturday, June 13 at Saunders Farm in Munster. The evening kicked off with a cheque presentation to Tysen Lefebvre’s Mission to a Million for Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario.  A number of special awards were presented to dancers.

(All text and photos via Pointe of Grace Dance Company.)

Pointe of Grace’s “Most Improved” Pre-Junior dancers were (from left to right): Ella Peckhoff, Rowan Hernandez, Ava Laurence, Olivia Dawe and Julia Duckering.
Pointe of Grace’s “Most Improved” Pre-Junior dancers were (from left to right): Ella Peckhoff, Rowan Hernandez, Ava Laurence, Olivia Dawe and Julia Duckering.
Morgan Perigo and Paige Publow won the “Miss Congeniality” award, which was voted on by their teammates for the dancer who always offered support and encouragement to their teammates.
Morgan Perigo and Paige Publow won the “Miss Congeniality” award, which was voted on by their teammates for the dancer who always offered support and encouragement to their teammates.
Pointe of Grace’s Most Improved Junior dancers were: (Back row left to right) Madison McAllister, Vanessa Wong, Jacques Corbel, Amy Aitkenhead, (bottom row left to right) Emma Parrell, Rylee Fortier-Turner and Grace Bromley.
Pointe of Grace’s Most Improved Junior dancers were: (Back row left to right) Madison McAllister, Vanessa Wong, Jacques Corbeil, Amy Aitkenhead, (bottom row left to right) Emma Parrell, Rylee Fortier-Turner and Grace Bromley.

 

Taking home “Most Improved” awards for Pointe of Grace’s Intermediate team were: (left to right) Liam How, JoJo Inman, Molly Saunders, Odessa Johnson and Emily Coady.
Taking home “Most Improved” awards for Pointe of Grace’s Intermediate team were: (left to right) Liam How, JoJo Inman, Molly Saunders, Odessa Johnson and Emily Coady.
Pointe of Grace dancers who won “Overall Excellence” awards in specific dance genres were (from left to right) Meghan Poulin for step dancing, Mikaela Graf for ballet, Greer Holland for musical theatre, Sarah Malek for acro, Melissa Johnston for lyrical, Kristen Kariappa for hip hop, Alysa Fee for jazz and Hailey Whitney for contemporary.
Pointe of Grace dancers who won “Overall Excellence” awards in specific dance genres were (from left to right) Meghan Poulin for step dancing, Mikaela Graf for ballet, Greer Holland for musical theatre, Sarah Malek for acro, Melissa Johnston for lyrical, Kristen Kariappa for hip hop, Alysa Fee for jazz and Hailey Whitney for contemporary.
Pointe of Grace’s “Most Improved” Senior dancers were Alex Melbourne and Taylor Laveau.
Pointe of Grace’s “Most Improved” Senior dancers were Alex Melbourne and Taylor Laveau.
Last year’s winner Hope Bekkers (left) presented this year’s “Most Outstanding Pre-Junior” trophy to Catherine Pilon.
Last year’s winner Hope Bekkers (left) presented this year’s “Most Outstanding Pre-Junior” trophy to Catherine Pilon.

 

Vanessa Medaglia (left) accepted the “Most Outstanding Junior” trophy from last year’s winner, Lili Lapointe.
Vanessa Medaglia (left) accepted the “Most Outstanding Junior” trophy from last year’s winner, Lili Lapointe.

 

Kate Pristanski (left) holds her “Most Outstanding Intermediate” award, which was presented to her by last year’s winner, Lily Fisher.
Kate Pristanski (left) holds her “Most Outstanding Intermediate” award, which was presented to her by last year’s winner, Lily Fisher.
Olivia Hewitt (left) and Morgan Perigo (right) share this year’s “Most Outstanding Senior” award. Both dancers are graduating this year and are headed off to exciting new challenges.
Olivia Hewitt (left) and Morgan Perigo (right) share this year’s “Most Outstanding Senior” award. Both dancers are graduating this year and are headed off to exciting new challenges.

 

Pointe fo Grace’s “Spirit” award winners (left to right) include: Meaghan Fleck, Julia Saunders, Kayla Mills and Evie Inman. The award was presented in loving memory of Pierre Barnett to dancers who show outstanding studio spirit.
Pointe fo Grace’s “Spirit” award winners (left to right) include: Meaghan Fleck, Julia Saunders, Kayla Mills and Evie Inman. The award was presented in loving memory of Pierre Barnett to dancers who show outstanding studio spirit.

 

Erinn Bekkers received Pointe of Grace’s “Drive” award, which is presented annually to a dancer who displays confidence and endless energy in their pursuit of the art of dance.
Erinn Bekkers received Pointe of Grace’s “Drive” award, which is presented annually to a dancer who displays confidence and endless energy in their pursuit of the art of dance.

 

Renee Theoret and Grace Nolan received Pointe of Grace’s “Agape” award, which is presented to dancers who show respect and love to their mothers during the dance season.
Renee Theoret and Grace Nolan received Pointe of Grace’s “Agape” award, which is presented to dancers who show respect and love to their mothers during the dance season.

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