Nikky’s Dance Studio Competition Team competed at the NexStar Nationals. With more than 1,600 dances, the team’s 16 entries came home with all Platinum trophies and top 20 overall placing for their dances. “Johnny Vs. The Devil” and “Mermaids” received National Champions for group dances, and “No Excuses” is National Champion for a trio. Five dances were invitated to re-compete in the “Big Show,” where the best of the best compete. “Johnny Vs. The Devil” was named Big Show Champion. Nikky McCuen, owner/teacher, received a National Choreography award for “Captain Jack,” which placed second overall. The full team dance “Jumanji” received a second place overall as did other group dances. Madelyn Kinney brought home a third place overall for her solo. The “Mermaids” team included (front row, from left) Emily Rounsville, Cami O’Connell, Kylee Pattakos, Jacey Johnson; (second row) Remy McDivitt, Olivia Rounsville, Laynee Cosper and Kaylin Ruffner.