“This has been pretty common the last few years, we also did well in Las Vegas the last two years taking over some overall placements,” said FDC Owner and Director Dener Deliquina.
Guam – Fusion Dance Center took home the gold beating out major international competition.
Ballet, hip hop, jazz, pointe, tumbling, and now tap –the Fusion Dance Center won awards in nearly every category. According to Gener Deliquina, the owner and director of FDC, there were over 500 entries this year. FDC entered in 27 categories.
In total, Fusion took home four first place awards, two second place awards, and four placing in third.
“This has been pretty common the last few years, we also did well in Las Vegas the last two years taking over some overall placements,” Deliquina said.
For senior performers like Leeza Dahlig and James Nuguid, the accolades are a summation of several years of practice.
“It was a really good experience. I’ve been in fusion officially for 10 years now,” she said.
Nuguid agreed adding, “I always thought that coming from Guam its very limited, but I really don’t think that’s the only factor that plays in it. It’s the hard work that comes down to it.”
Still, for others, like junior performer Ava Suba, the entire competition was another chance to highlight their talent and dedication.
“Her routine is one of the more competitive ones,” Deliquina explained. He continued, “but she placed third, so we’re very proud of Ava.”