First Posted: 3/31/2014
Kaylin Zelinski, 9, Bailey Zelinski, 11, and Carly Kappler, 11, all of Dallas, recently competed at the Performing Arts Alliance Contest of Champions in King of Prussia,. They were entitled to compete as finalists at the competition by placing in their 2013 trio dance performances.
The three dancers were named Grand Champion Title winners in the overall duo/trio 8-9 age category. They were awarded the honor and a cash prize for their trio tap which was the highest scored dance duo/trio within their age category.
They were also awarded two “Tops In” awards for their trio tap and specialty categories. Bailey Zelinski and Kappler earned a “Tops In” award for their duo tap. Kaylin Zelinski also received a “Tops In” her solo specialty and pantomime and Kappler received a “Tops In” for her solo specialty.
The Zelinski girls are the daughters of Walt and Ro Zelinski. Kappler is the daughter of Chas and Leah Kappler.
Kaylin Zelinski is a member of the “Dazzlers” and “Showstoppers” dance groups. Bailey Zelinski and Kappler are members of “Sugar” and “Encore” dance groups.
They are all students under the direction of Robert and Kris Oberst, owners of Back Mountain Dance Studio of Dallas.