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South Coast Freestyle (SCF) Dance located in Mission Viejo, closed last March when the pandemic hit the United States.
Over 100 dancers from ages 5-19 retreated to their kitchen floors to watch SCF dance masters teach from empty rooms. Each dancer working in solitude to not only find peace during a confusing time but to train like a champion. All in-person competitions were canceled, they went to virtual on line only for the entire season, but every dancer and coach continued to dance on the bond we built, and the hope to perform one day again live. That day came on May 6th and 7th. South Coast Freestyle safely traveled to Orlando, Florida, to compete in the USASF The Dance World Championship competition with over 40 different teams in Pom, Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop. A two-day event riddled with strict protocols and a much smaller audience than the previous 14 years competing at this event. The parents and coaches supported each other and the dancers and watched in amazement as the teams performed with an unmatched level of poise and excellence.
For the first time in South Coast Freestyle 20 year history, the team brought home the GOLD medal in Open Pom and a Silver medal in Small Senior Pom. Both routines coached and choreographed by industry leading Morgan Beckman. The dancers also soared in the jazz and lyrical categories 5th place, and 10th place. Our SCF dance family bursts with pride and joy as we sunset the 2020/2021 season, ready and excited for a new fresh start at auditions in June.
Having our daughter join the SCF family is the best decision we’ve made. They are not just a dance studio, they are a family. From the moment we joined, they’ve made us feel so welcomed.
You are so amazing at what you do. The routines and costumes were incredible. You have put together a fun, loving & talented staff and the dancers themselves treat our team with such love, kindness and encouragement. One of the best parts is being with the dance buddies. You set the tone and lead by example.
Not only was she immediately personally welcomed by the owner and coaching staff, but she was greeted by happy smiling girls who hugged her and welcomed her to the studio. From the top down, SCF is amazing, supportive, professional and inspiring. Our daughter has grown exponentially after just one year of coming to SCF.