The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized the Senior Dance Company from Buffa’s Dance Studio in Burke on June 19.
The company participated in the Contest of Champions held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., last February, winning several titles, including Grand National Champions.
Chairman Sharon Bulova, Braddock District Supervisor John Cook, and Mason District Supervisor Penelope Gross acknowledged the artistry and athleticism of the talented dancers.
Buffa Hargett was recognized for her service to the Burke community, and for providing outstanding dance education to the children of Fairfax County for the past 32 years.
Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity congratulated West Springfield High School junior Emma Bradley for winning first place in the senior solo category.
Buffa’s Senior Dance Company will be competing at The Dance Awards July 3 - 12 in New York City.
Emma Bradley has been invited to perform at The Dizzy Feet Foundation’s second annual Celebration of Dance gala in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 28.
In the photo are:
Front Row, left to right: Rebekah Hughes, Emma Bradley, Hannah Green, Melissa Lester, Allison Eichelberger, John Cook, Buffa Hargett, Sharon Bulova, Pat Herrity, Taylor Young, Melissa Matthews.
Middle Row, left to right: Rebecca Siira,Melissa Hargett, Megan Kania, Mallory Niehoff, Hannah Wojszynski, Emma Presing, Elise Achiu, Jordan Shortnacy, Holly Kania, Mackenzie Williams.
Back Row, left to right: Catherine Hudgins, Michael Frey, Gerald Hyland, Penelope Gross, John Foust, Jeffrey McKay, Linda Smyth.
Mary Eichelberger provided the information and photo to Patch.