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United States at the 2016 Tap Worlds

Information about United States's participation in the 2016 Tap Dancing World Championships presented by the International Dance Organization (IDO).

Gold Medals

1st | Cory Lunny | United States | Solos Female Juniors |
1st | Jillian McNamara | United States | Solos Female Adults |
1st | Kaiden Currie (and) Kayla Taylor R | United States | Duos Children |
1st | Team USA | "Bollywood" | United States | Formations Juniors |
1st | Team USA | "Choco Latte" | United States | Trios Children |
1st | Team USA | "Timber" | United States | Formations Children |

Silver Medals

2nd | Kayla Taylor | United States | Solo Female Children | 2nd Place |
2nd | Team USA | "Here Comes Trouble" | United States | Groups Children |
2nd | Team USA | "Libertango" | United States | Groups Adults |

Bronze Medal

3rd | Team USA | "Get Down On It" | United States | Trios Juniors |

More Top Ten Results

4th (2WT) KAYLA NOVACK | United States | Solo Female Children | 4th Place (2WT) |
4th | SHANNA BONNANO | United States | Solos Female Adults |
4th | Team USA | "La Donna" | United States | Trios Adults |
4th | Team USA | "On Your Feet" | United States | Formations Adults |
4th | Team USA | "The Boys Are Back" | United States | Groups Juniors |
5th (2WT) | JACOB RILEY KORRELL | United States | Solo Male Adults |
5th | Jillian McNamara (and) Mikhaela Ampeloquio | United States | Duos Adults |
5th | KAIA TIANA KOEHLER | United States | Solos Female Juniors |
5th | Team USA | "I've Got Rhythm" | United States | Trios Juniors |
6th | Team USA | "Into the Woods" | United States | Formations Juniors |
6th | Team USA | "Spanish Flame" | United States | Groups Juniors |
7th (3WT) | JACOB RILEY KORRELL (and) CATHERINE MARRONE | United States | Duos Adults |
7th (3WT) | KATELYN ASHLEY WILLIAMS | United States | Solos Female Juniors |
7th | Daphne Lymberopoulos | United States | Solos Female Adults |
7th | Tean USA | "Seasons" | United States | Trios Adults |
8th (2WT) | COLIN NISKA (and) DEREK TAYLOR | United States | Duos Juniors |
8th (2WT) | Team USA | "Miles City" | United States | Trios Adults |
10th (2WT) | Mackenna Beirne (and) RHIANNON PENDOLA | United States | Duos Adults |
10th (3WT) MEGAN STEEN | United States | Solo Female Children | 10th Place (3WT) |
10th (5WT) | Team USA | "A Day in the Park" | United States | Trios Juniors |

Other Results

12th (2WT) | DEREK TAYLOR | United States | Solo Male Juniors |
13th (3WT) | LINDSEY BIEBER (and) KATELYN ASHLEY WILLIAMS | United States | Duos Juniors |
13th (3WT) | SAMANTHA NICOLE MEIR (and) Madison Kathryn Vendel | United States | Duos Juniors |
13th | Team USA | "Sing Sing Sing" | United States | Groups Juniors |
14th (2WT) | Team USA | "Escape Ploan" | United States | Groups Adults |
15th (7WT) | Mackenna Beirne | United States | Solos Female Adults |
18th (10WT) | COLIN NISKA | United States | Solo Male Juniors |

Number of Top 3 Medals
Gold Medals: 6
Silver Medals: 3
Bronze Medals: 2
TOTAL: 11

Competitions

Solo Female Children
- Megan Steen
- Kayla Taylor
- Kayla Novack

Solo Female Junior
- Kaia Tiana Koehler
- Katelyn Ashley Williams
- Corinne Lunny

Solo Female Adult
- Daphne Lymberopoulos
- Jillian McNamara
- Mackenna Beirne
- Shanna Bonnano

Solo Male Children
- Kaiden Currie

Solo Male Junior
- Derek Taylor
- Colin Niska

Solo Male Adult
- Jacob Riley Korrell

Duos Children
- Taylor, Kayla and Currie, Kaiden

Duos Juniors
Bieber, Lindsey and Williams, Katelyn Ashley
Meir, Samantha Nicole and Vendel, Madison Kathryn
Niska, Colin and Taylor, Derek

Duos Adults
Ampeloquio, Mikhaela / McNamara, Jillian
Korrell, Jacob Riley / Marrone, Catherine
Beirne, Mackenna / Pendola, Rhiannon Patricia Rose

Trios Children
No Title (Chippendale Trio)

Trios Juniors
- No Title (Chippendale Kelli)
- No Title (Chippendale)
- No Title (I've Got Rhythm)

Trios Adults
- No Title (Red)
- No Title (Blue)
- No Title (Miles City)

Groups Children
- No Title (ChippendaLE)

Groups Juniors
- No Title (Blue Junior)
- No Title (Red Junior)
- No Title (Sing Sing Sing)

Groups Adults
- No Title (Blue Adult Team)
- No Title (Red Adult Team)

Groups Adults 2
- None

Formations Children
- No Title (Chippendale) 16 dancers

Formations Juniors
- No Title (Blue Team) 22 dancers
- No Title (Red Team) 19 dancers

Formations Adults
- No Title (Chippendale) 24 dancers

Formations Adults 2
- None

Productions
- None

Team USA

INDIVIDUALS
Annalyse Cannataro - Jagged Edge Dance Academy, IL | Child Solo Female |
Colin Niska - Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studios, MA
Cory Lunny - Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studios, MA| Junior Solo Female |
Daphne Lymberopoulos - Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studios, MA| Adult Solo Female |
Derek Taylor - Concord Dance Academy, NH/American Tap Company | Junior Solo Male |
Jillian McNamara (defending champion) - Seven Star School of Performing Arts, NY | Adult Solo Female |
Kaia Koehler - Dance Connection Performing Arts Center, CA | Junior Solo Female |
Kaiden Currie - American Tap Company | Child Solo Male |
Katelyn Ashley Williams - Seven Star School of Performing Arts, NY| Junior Solo Female |
Kayla Novack - Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studios, MA| Child Solo Female |
Kayla Taylor - Concord Dance Academy, NH | Child Solo Female |
Lauryn Bonanno (alternate) - Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studios, MA| Adult Solo Female |
Makenna Beirne - Seven Star School of Performing Arts, NY| Adult Solo Female |
Mckenzie Quigley (alternate) - Academy of Dance, MA | Junior Solo Female |
Megan Steen - Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studios, MA| Child Solo Female |
Riley Korrell - 24/7 Dance, MD | Adult Solo Male |
Shanna Bonanno - Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studios, MA| Adult Solo Female |

ENSEMBLES
Adult Duo: "Crystalize" Seven Star School of Performing Arts, NY
Adult Duo: "I Won’t Dance" 24/7 Dance, MD/American Tap Company
Adult Duo: "Vivaldi" Seven Star School of Performing Arts, NY
Adult Formation: "Americano" American Tap Company
Adult Groups: Escape Plan - American Tap Company
Adult Groups: "Rhythm N Bliss" American Tap Company
Adult Trio: "Get Down On It" Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studios, MA/American Tap Company
Adult Trio: "Seasons" Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studios, MA/American Tap Company
Adult Trio: "Third Stream" Seven Star School of Performing Arts, NY
Child Duo: "Up - Drouin Dance" ME/American Tap Company
Child Formation: "Timber" American Tap Company
Child Groups: "Kool Katz, Moves Like Jagger, Mambo Italiano" - American Tap Company
Junior Duo: "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" Seven Star School of Performing Arts, NY
Junior Duo: "Care About Us" Seven Star School of Performing Arts, NY
Junior Duo: "Phantom of the Opera" Concord Dance Academy, NH/American Tap Company
Junior Formation: "Beethoven" American Tap Company
Junior Formation: "Burnin Up" American Tap Company
Junior Formation: "Handful of Keys" Casey Sisters Dance, PA
Junior Groups: "Vive le Swing" American Tap Company
Junior Groups: "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup" Seven Star School of Performing Arts, NY
Junior Groups: "That’s Entertainment" American Tap Company
Junior Trio: "Birdland" (alternate) - Seven Star School of Performing Arts, NY
Junior Trio: "Human Nature" Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studios, MA
Junior Trio: "I’ve Got Rhythm" Seven Star School of Performing Arts, NY
Junior Trio: "Rockabel Canon" Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studios, MA

DANCE STUDIOS WHERE COMPETITORS TRAINED:
- Academy of Dance | Charlton, Massachusetts | Facebook |
- Casey Sisters Dance | Weirton, West Virginia | Facebook |
- Concord Dance Academy | Concord, New Hampshire | Facebook |
- Dance Connection Performing Arts Center | Concord, California | Facebook |
- Jagged Edge Dance Academy | Rolling Meadows, Illinois | Facebook |
-Charlton, Nancy Chippendale's American Tap Company Facebook |
- Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studios | North Andover & Windham Massachusetts | Facebook |
- Seven Star School of Performing Arts | Brewster, New York | Facebook |
- Twenty-Four Seven (24/7) Dance | Frederick, Maryland | Facebook |

Resources

IDO Selections for 2016 United States Dance Team

Derek Taylor and Kyla Taylor Gold Medals
- Brother and sister (mom is Maria Iozza-Taylor)
- Trained at Concord Dance Academy
- Trained for American Team at Nancy Chippendale's
- Derek Won Gold for "Bollywood" Formation
- Derek's solo placed 12th
- Kayla's "Give Me Some Rhythm Baby" duo with Kaiden Currie placed 1st



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