Brooke Schlosnagle won first place in her division (15-16-year-old recreational gymnastics) at the Encore Grand Finals at the Civic Center July 11-15 in Savannah, Ga.
Brooke is the 15-year-old daughter of Kathie and Gene Schlosnagle of Berlin.
To qualify, Schlosnagle won first place at the regionals held at the Pasquerella Center in March. She did a recreational gymnastics performance of "We Found Love" by Rihanna. Schlosnagle was also recognized with a special performance award by the judges.
The Encore dance competition is one of the leading dance competitions on the east coast of the United States and has nationally acclaimed judges critiquing the dancers on several levels of their dance including technique, musicality, performance, overall appeal and level of difficulty. Two of the four judges were from the TV show, "So You Think You Can Dance" and others had backgrounds in Broadway, NYC Dance Company and the Radio City Rockettes.
Schlosnagle's performance was choreographed by her solo teacher, Jill Dickey of Linda's Dance Studio.