Gurnee Park District News

Above the Barre Goes Beyond at I Love Dance

Gurnee Park District competitive dance company, Above the Barre demonstrated precision, poise and success at the 41st annual I Love Dance competition. ​ With fifth year veterans, the success of the company was no surprise to Kris Norwood, Dance Coordinator for Gurnee Park District.

"Team dynamic goes beyond goes beyond hard work and dedication.  It's a joint effort and it shows through the friendships made and parent support. We are truly a dance family."

Kris Norwood, Dance Coordinator

In addition to company's performance awards, Sam Murphey was honored with the Teachers Excellence Award for the second consecutive year. "Sam's time, dedication, outstanding choreography, and hard work do not go unnoticed," expressed Norwood. "We're so proud."

"We will finish our season with one of our favorite performances at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Gurnee, and the Gurnee Park District's annual dance recital A Night at the Movies on June 1st."

Above the Barre Dancers  

Petite Division: Lilani DeVries, Penelope Gregana, Eyrn Quinain, Anna Smith, Alexis Tandio

Jr. Division: Olivia Brunson, Lily Burch, Angela Elliott, Sofia Gebusion, Taylor Kuhn, Camila Pena, Sophia Rodriguez, Mary Smith, Anna Veronie

Sr. 1 Division: Josephine Byers, Cara Deney, Olivia Kunz, Abby Mietus, Janae Vaughn

Sr. 2 Division: Mollie Gibbons, Alice Jiang, Emma Kunz


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