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Limelight Dance Company was established in 2008 and is led by Hydi Diaz. This group of dancers is selected based on their hard work and passion for what they do. Limelight has tryouts once a year in the summer for ages 6 and up. We focus on many styles of dance including ballet, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre and tap. Dancers are required to attend technique classes as well as rehearsals. This team has been awarded many regional titles as well as national titles throughout its tenure.
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2016 Competition Results
53 – Highest Adjudicated Award (Double Platinum or like)
17 – 2nd Highest Adjudicated Award
6 – Judges Choice Awards
63 (out of 78) – Overall Lineup (High Score Lineup)
3 – Category Cups (Tap, Lyrical, Jazz)
1 – TOP Entertainer
6 – VIP List (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th)
2 – Best of the Best
2 – Costume Awards
3 – Shootout Routines at Nationals
1 – 1st Runner Up at Nationals Shootout
2 – Technical Excellence Awards at Nationals (Tap and Jazz)
2 – Entertainment Awards
2 – Choreography Awards
Studio Sportsmanship Award
Hydi Diaz - Dance Director, Limelight Head Coach
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Hydi grew up in Jackson, Missouri where she began dancing at the age of three. She has studied various forms of dance including: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, pointe, modern, lyrical, and musical theatre. Hydi started competing at the age of ten, both regionally and nationally. She received numerous national titles and accolades. Hydi attended many ballet intensives every summer and was selected to be a member of State Ballet in Missouri. She performed in many performances of “The Nutcracker” throughout her dancing years and got to perform with many prestigious ballet companies. Hydi has been teaching dance since 1999. After high school, she attended Lindenwood University and was a dance major. While at Lindenwood, her choreography was showcased in the universities dance concerts. Hydi was also on her high school cheer squad all 4 years and was named captain her senior year. She was selected for the All-American award through NCA all 4 years of high school. She has choreographed many routines for her school’s cheer team and dance team. Hydi was also the choreographer for many area high school musicals including: Annie, The Music Man, 42nd Street, and The Wizard of Oz. Hydi has been with the Northwest YMCA since 2007. In 2008, Hydi began the competitive dance team, Limelight Dance Company, and the competitive cheer team, Storm Cheer. She has coached these teams with great success. Both teams have won numerous National titles and judge’s awards. Hydi has two sons, Tristan (5) and Tobin (1).
Emily Johnson - Dance Coordinator, Limelight Assistant Coach
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Emily began dancing when she was three years old. She has studied acro, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, modern, musical theatre, pointe, and tap. Emily competed both regionally and nationally for 11 years. She attended Maize South High School where she was a member of her dance team her senior year and she also received the All American Award at UDA camp. Emily choreographed many routines for this team. After graduation, she went to Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kansas where she was also a member of the dance team for two years. While on the Barton dance team, Emily had the privilege to be a part of their nationals team; they competed at the NDA Collegiate Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida. Emily graduated from Barton in 2014 with an Associate’s Degree in Science. Once she moved back to Wichita, she became a dance instructor for the Northwest YMCA. Emily has been teaching dance since 2010. Emily has been an assistant coach for Limelight Dance Company and the Dance Coordinator for the Northwest YMCA since fall of 2014.
Chelsea Schennher - Limelight Assistant Coach
Chelsea began dancing at the age of three and began teaching dance in 2003. She has studied mainly in ballet, jazz, hip hop and Irish. In high school, Chelsea was selected as a NDA All American. She danced at Barton County Community College where she was the captain her freshman and sophomore years. While at Barton, Chelsea was selected to be on NDA Staff and taught camps for them for 3 years. She has also taught for the Argonne All Stars and took them on to win a national championship. Chelsea has been teaching and choreographing for Limelight Dance Company since 2012.
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