Dance Studio Awards & Achievements

This page is dedicated to posting the achievements of Triple Heat Dance Performers in Community Events, Festivals & Competitions throughout the year…

2018/2019 Season

February 2019

Congratulations to our dancers who competed at DanceWorks and the North Island Festival of Performing Arts this past month. All performers danced with confidence, poise, energy and dedication. Your hard work truly paid off!

Dancers chosen attend the BC Provincial Festival of Performing Arts Ballet (Level 1) Provincial Rep: Sydney Tupper / Alternate: Sofia Hysa
Ballet (Level 2) Provincial Rep: Madison Kunz
Modern (Level 2) Provincial Rep: Sara Stephens

Stage (Level 1) Provincial Rep: Jimmy Hampshire / Alternate: Nikolas Strilets Stage (Level 2) Provincial Rep: Megan Welsh / Alternate: Mary Grant Merited Participants Ballet/Modern: Sydney Poulton
Merited Participants Stage: Lily Harvie, Sydney Poulton, Kaitlyn Welsh

NIFPA Awards & Scholarships

Most Promising Young Ballet Dancer (9 & under): Eden Knezevich
Primary Stage (9 & under): Yoanna Georgieva
Primary Song & Dance (9 & under): Harlow Anglehart
Most Artistic (Helix) Trophy: Livea Timms

Ballet Most Entertaining: Tea For Two (Intermediate Ballet)
Modern Most Entertaining: Demand For Proof (Intermediate Modern) Scholarship Winners: Keni Michell, Sophia Xylinas, Sydney Poulton

2017/2018 Season

June 2018

BC Performing Arts Festival – Provincials

Special congratulations to Madison Kunz for making it into the top 3 for Ballet Level 1 and receiving 1st runner up…. you danced beautifully in the gala.

Congratulations to Marley Patterson for receiving an honourable mention in Ballet level 1 and Raylan Telford for and honourable mention for Modern Level 1.


May 2018


Daily Top 10’s

Day 1:
Swan Lake Suite (IFB)
Screw Loose – Abbie Milette

Day 2:
Kindergarten Love – Mary Grant
Cosmic Raven – Madison Kunz

Day 3:
The Real Sisters Lament – Nikolas Striletts and Jimmy Hamshire
Tutorial: How to Get a Boyfriend – Megan Welsh

Day 4:
Laying in the Silence – Analie Oldale and Sydney Poulton
Winter – Sydney Poulton
Move – Lily Harvie

Day 5:
Syzygy – Raylan Telford

Day 6:
Puddy & Tweety – Alexandra Leonin and Sidney Dennis
Passing Over (Lyr4)
Cascade – Marley Patterson, Madsion Kunz, Sara Stephens and Sophia Xylinas

Congratulations to our dancers who performed stunningly at CoreDance Competition this year. We would like to congratulate our award winners…

Cascade – Top Ballet Group of the Competition

Madison Kunz “Cosmic Raven –  Top Ballet Solo of the Competition

Sydney Poulton “Winter”  – Top Lyrical Solo of the Competition

“In School” Choreographed by Jessie Gervais for receiving a choreography award

April 2018


We had a busy and fun filled weekend down at Just Dance Challenge in Duncan. Our dancers showed so much passion, artistry and grace up on that stage and are so proud of their commitment and support they showed for not only our dancers but dancers from across the island. Your studio spirit was soooo appreciated! Here are some highlights from this past weekend.

Dakota “Let it Go”
Lily Harvey “Move”
Lily and Laney “Apples”
Raylan Telford “Shedding Skin”
Shannon Caine “Wolf”
Sophia, Marley, Sara and Madison “Cascade”
Mary and Kaitlyn “Finding Light”
IJ3 “Accelerate”
IM2 “In School”

🏆”Money In the Bank” – Highest Scoring Petite Competitive Small Group

🏆”Cascade” – Highest Scoring Junior Elite Small Group

🏆 “Promenade” – Highest Scoring Teen Competitive Large Group

Dances invited to ENCORE challenge:
Junior Encore: “Come on Now”
Teen/Sr Encore: “ Bawse”

Scholarship to West Coast Choreo Lab: Shannon Caine


Petite – Competitive/Elite Solo: (Top 5)
Alexandra Leonin 5th
Finley Gorman 4th
Dakota Lange 1st

Junior – Competitive Solo: (Top 10)
Nikolas Strilets 8th
Lily Harvie and Sofia Hysa tied for 6th
Laney Vance 5th
Sophia Xylinas 3rd

Junior – Competitive Duo/Trio: (Top 10)
Nikolas Strilets and Jimmy Hampshire 8th
Lily Harvie and Laney Vance 5th
Evelyn Books and Sofia Hysa 1st

Junior- Competitive Large Group (Top 5)
“Come on Now” 3rd

Teen – Competitive Solo (Top 10)
Mary Grant 8th
Mikayla Volkers 3rd
Raylan Telford 2nd

Teen – Elite Solo (Top 10)
Sydney Poulton 5th

Senior – Elite Solo (Top 10)
Shannon Caine 6th
Madison Lagan 5th

Senior – Elite Large Group (Top5)
“Mass Manipulation” 4th

Teen – Competitive Duo/Trio (Top 10)
Livea Timms & Raylan Telford 3rd
Mary Grant & Kaitlyn Dooling 1st

Teen – Competitive Small Group (Top 10)
“Fragile State” 4th
“In School” 2nd

All of this recognition is amazing however the greatest part of it all are the memories shared, the bonds created and sportsmanship you all showed. We are so incredibly proud of THD family and thank each every one of dancers, parents, siblings and faculty for your love, support and trust!

March 2018


We have had a few days to reflect on such a wonderfully memorable & successful 3 days in Nanaimo at Synergy Dance Competition. We are blown away with our dancers and are so proud of all of their awards and recognition.

Some highlights…

⭐️11 Diamonds, 28 platinums and 19 high golds

⭐️Apples -3rd highest scoring mini/jr duo
⭐️The Real Sisters Lament -highest scoring mini/jr duo
⭐️Better Together – 10th highest scoring teen duo/trio
⭐️Merge – 8th highest scoring teen duo/trio
⭐️Finding Light- 4th highest scoring teen duo/trio
⭐️Locus – 2nd highest scoring senior duo/trio

⭐️Yoanna – 10th highest scoring mini soloist
⭐️Dakota – highest scoring mini soloist
⭐️Olivia – 7th highest scoring jr soloist
⭐️Laney – 6th highest scoring jr soloist
⭐️Sydney – 7th and 3rd highest scoring teen soloist
⭐️Madison – 8th, 7th, 6th and 3rd highest scoring senior soloist

We had 6 groups invited to the showdown
• Accelerate (2nd highest scoring jazz routine)
• Mass Manipulation (2nd highest scoring modern routine)
• Cascade (2nd highest scoring ballet routine)
• Poor Pirates – Musical Theatre Trophy🏆
• In School – Most Entertaining Trophy 🏆
• Cruel World – Lyrical Trophy 🏆 and Synergy Showdown Champions!!!

It was such fun experience for all involved!! Thank you to all of our phenomenal dancers, teachers/choreographers and parents for your continued love and support. We couldn’t do any of this with out you all!

We ♥️ our THD Fam!!!

February 2018


Our dancers had a wonderful week at DanceWorks Solo competition in Victoria. We are so proud of all of their performances.

A few special recognitions & congratulations to…
Mikayla Volkers – Jr. Modern Runner Up
Madison Kunz- Jr. Ballet Winner
Madison Lagan – Sr. Tap Winner


What a beautiful week at North Island Festival of Performing Arts. Our dancers put so much heart in to every performance. We are so incredibly proud of each and every dancer. We are thrilled to announce NIFPA Awards for individual dancers and groups. Congratulations to our Triple Heat dancers, teachers and choreographers:

Primary Song & Dance – Finley Gorman
Primary Hip Hop – Dakota Lange
Most Artistic (Helix) – Abbie Milette
Young Choreographers – Keni Michell, Hailey Mahy, Madison Lagan, Brea Cahoon, Abbie Milette
Helix/Innovate Summer Intensive Scholarship – Megan Welsh
Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet Scholarship – Madison Kunz

Stage Most Entertaining Trophy – Triple Threats Choreography: Tamara Ryan Telford
Ballet/Modern Most Entertaining Trophy – In School Choreography: Jessie Gervais
Hip Hop Most Entertaining – Money In The Bank Choreography: Livea Gill Harding

We are thrilled to announce the following dancers chosen to attend the BC Provincial Festival of Performing Arts as representatives or alternates.

Level 1 Ballet Rep: Sara Stephens
Level 1 Ballet Alt: Marley Patterson
Level 1 Modern Rep: Raylan Telford
Level 1 Stage Alt: Megan Welsh
Level 2 Stage Rep: Analie Oldale
Level 2 Stage Alt: Kaitlyn Welsh
Level 3 Modern Alt: Madison Lagan
Level 3 Stage Rep: Abigail Milette

Dancers chosen to attend Provincials as Merited Participants:
Jimmy Hampshire
Laney Vance
Lydia Roberston
Keni Michell
Shannon Caine
Nikolas Strilets
Grace Taylor
Livea Timms

November 2017

Recipients of the “Best Corporate Entry” for our parade submission in the annual Comox Valley Christmas Parade.


2016/2017 Season

April 2017

Synergy Dance Competition in Nanaimo

We saw our students recieve top marks at the competition recieving high golds, platinums and diamond placements.

Some highlights and over all awards…

  • Runaway, Pas De Quatre, Bok Bok BoKaw and Trouble were all invited to the showdown at the end of the competiton.
  • Livea Gill Harding – choreographer of the week award
  • Bok Bok BoKaw awarded Ballet Routine of the Year
  • Oogie Woogie Boogie 9th highest scoring junior duo/trio
  • Waves 2nd highest scoring junior duo/trio
  • Runaway awarded high scoring level 2 group of the weekend
  • Finley Gorman recieved 5th highest mini solo
  • Shannon Caine 9th highest scoring senior solo
  • Runaway, Pas De Quatre and Bok Bok BoKaw are invited to Synergy provincial on June 6th In Chilliwack

COREDANCE Competition in Nanaimo

Another fantastic run at CoreDance for our Triple Heat Dancers. We had solists and groups in many of the daily tops 10’s. With almost 900 entries in the competion we had our very own Sara Stephens win hightest scoring Ballet Solo of the entire competition and our Lyrical 4 group “Runaway” receive highest scoring Lyrical group of the entire competion. Also a big congratulations to Analie Oldale and Shannon Caine for recieveing special awards.

March 2017


We are so thrilled to have had many of our incredible kids selected for provincials this year!
Junior Ballet Rep – Livea Timms ( But has chosen to go for Stage on Behalf of Victoria Danceworks)
Intermediate Ballet Rep – Analie Oldale
Stage Dance (Level II) Rep – Kaitlyn Welsh
Stage Dance (Level III) Rep – Abigail Milette

Modern Dance (Level II) Rep – Analie Oldale (Has chosen to go for Ballet)
2nd Alternate – Ballet (Level I) Madison Kunz
Alternate – Ballet (Level II) – Kaitlyn Welsh
Alternate – Stage (Level I) – Kaitlyn Dooling
Observers – Modern – Shannon Caine
Observers – Stage – Mary Grant

We also had several of our peices picked for the Festival Variety Show and Dance Gala’s!

February 2017

Victoria DanceWorks Competition

Sara Stephens – Awarded Junior Ballet Rep

Livea Timms – Awarded Junior Stage Rep

Madison Lagan – Awarded Senior Stage/Tap Rep

November 2016

Recipents of the “3 Mayors Choice Award” for our parade submission in the annual Comox Valley Christmas Parade.

October 2016

THANK YOU COMOX VALLEY for voting us BEST DANCE SCHOOL – 2 years in a row! We are so honoured to have the love and support of our community <3

2015/2016 Season


After 10 days of dance, 40 plus sessions, 5 disciplines, and lots and lots fun we have some exciting news to share. We are so honored to have had 17 pieces chosen by the adjudicators to perform in the upcoming NIFPA Variety Night and Dance Gala Showcases.

VARIETY SHOW – Friday March 4th 7pm:

Holding On By A Thread (Lyr6)

Singing In the Rain (IT/BH)

Heroes (LF-J3)

The Place We Meet (IFb)

Waltz of the Dolls (Gr.2b)

Technicians (JH3)

Man! (IV/PT)

DANCE GALA – Saturday March 5th 7pm:

Tell Me (SJ2)

I Was Here (Lyr3)

Specter (SJ1)

Sine-qua-non (Gr.4b)

Infused (pointe quad)

Fantasia In D Minor (Adv)

Illusions of Time (SM)

The Rhythm (IM)

Hello (SV/PT)

Warts and All (JMT2)

Wow, not only do we had pieces from our 5/6-year-old jazz class all the way up to our advanced dancers, we have almost all our faculty represented and every genre we offer! Our minds were blown!

We are also very excited to have had so many dancers chosen as Provincial Representatives.

Ballet Level 1 Rep: Sara Stephens

Ballet Level 1 Provincial Observer: Analie Oldale

Ballet Level 2 Rep: Cassidy Chalk

Ballet Level 3 Rep: Grace Harvey

Modern Level 2 Rep: Shannon Caine (Vic DanceWorks Festival)

Modern Level 3 Rep: Amy Stewart

Stage Level 1 Rep: Kaitlyn Welsh

Stage Level 1 Provincial Observer: Livea Timms

Stage Level 2 Rep: Madison Lagan

Musical Theatre Jr. Rep: Kailyn Nottebrock

Musical Theatre Int. Rep: Monique Collins (Through Carrie Lemke)

Shout out to Nicholas Tarrant for being chosen for Jr. Speech Arts Rep!!


Promising Young Modern Dancer: Raylan Telford

Primary Musical Theatre Award: Nicholas Strilets

Most Entertaining Stage Piece: Specter (SJ1)

Most Entertaining Ballet Piece: Infused (Pointe Quad)

Young Choreography: Madison Lagan


Helix Summer Intensive: Madison Kunz

CRX Summer Intensive: Shannon Caine

Harbour Dance Summer Intensive Cassidy Chalk

Be Discovered: Analie Oldale

Be Discovered: Cassidy Chalk

Be Discovered Duet: Amy Stewart and Grace Harvey

No Borders – Stage: Tell Me (SJ2)

No Borders – Ballet/Modern: Fantasia in D Minor (Adv)

We were completely blown away by all our dancers commitment and hard work…it sure paid off!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our amazing THD families, dancers and faculty you truly are AMAZING!!!!

Thunderstruck Dance Competition 2016!

We had a blast attending this competition in Victoria, we saw our dancers exceed our expectations earning tops scores with 1-Gold, 6-High Golds, 11-Lightning Gold’s and 15-Platinum Thunders! With many of our students earning tops spots in the overalls, Livea Gill Harding earning the Stellar Choreography Award and to top it all of we received the TOP STUDIO AWARD!!! What a weekend it was!!!

CoreDance 2016!

We had an incredible week at CoreDance in Nanaimo. Almost 1000 entries from dance studios across the Island came together for an exciting week of competition. Congratulations to all of our incredible Triple Heat ITP students and all their accomplishments. Here are some highlights from our fabulous week…

Day 1 Top Scoring Solos:

VICTIM – Amy Stewart

It’s My Life – Mikayla Volkers

Day 1 Top Scoring Groups:

Singing In the Rain – IT/BH

It Don’t Mean A Thing – SH/ST1

Technicians – JH3

Day 2 Top Scoring Solos:

Satenella – Grace Harvey

Day 3 Top Scoring Solos:

Nocturne – Cassidy Chalk

Arriving Angel – Shannon Caine

Day 4 Top Scoring Solos:

Revealed – Grace Harvey

Day 4 Top Scoring Groups:

Specter – SJ1

Day 5 Top Scoring Groups:

Fantasia in D Minor – AdvA

The Place We Meet – IFB

Holding on by a Thread – Lyr 6

The Buzz – Livea And Raylan

What’s for Lunch – Raine and Rebekah

Acacia – Sophia, Sydney and Savannah

Day 6 Top Scoring Groups:

Infused – Cassidy, Madison, Grace and Amy

Counting in C – JM

After all of the excitement of the daily top 10 ‘s we were honoured to have had 2 of our soloists and 2 of our ballet groups make it to the top of the entire competition.

#1 Highest Scoring Group of the Entire Competition – Fantasia in D Minor (Advance Ballet)

Highest Overall High Score Ballet Group – The Place We Meet (Intermediate Ballet)

Highest Overall High Score Ballet Solo – Nocturne – Cassidy Chalk

Highest Overall High Score Tap Solo – It’s My Life – Mikayla Volkers

Choreography Award – Michelle Henly

$500 Budget Brake & Muffler Scholarship – Shannon Caine

Special Awards – Amy Stewart and Grace Harvey

Peak Dance Nanaimo 2016!

Our competition season has come to a close! We have had such busy, exciting and at exhausting few months but man do we love what we do. Here are a few highlights from Peak Invitational in Nanaimo this past week…

We had some wonderful recognitions in the level 3, 4 & 5 overalls. “Wonderland” 2nd highest scoring Level 3 duo/trio, Madison and Brianne “unbroken” were 2nd highest overall scoring duo in Level 4. Cassidy Chalk “Unclean” was 4 highest scoring level 5 solo/duo/trio and Amy & Grace “unfold” received a 1st in that category and were invited back to the Peak Challenge. Lyr6 Holding on By A Thread was 4th highest scoring level 5 group, and SJ2 “Tell Me” was 2nd Highest! What a great way to wrap up the competition season!!

Congratulations to all of these dancers on their achievements and  for their hard work and dedication throughout the year!