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Local sisters enrolled in Go Pro Pre-Professional Dance Program

July 16, 2013

Victoria Benson, 15-year-old student at East Marshall High School and daughter of Jeff and Kimi Benson, of Montour, was selected out of thousands of dancers across the United States to be enrolled in the Go Pro Pre-Professional Dance Program in Branson, Mo. This program is through Talent on Parade Dance Competition. Benson is one of only 40 dancers from across the U.S. who will spend six days with Go Pro for training, feedback and guidance from amazing and well-connected dancer/choreographers from Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Go Pro consists of working professionals with international credits who encompass many genres of dance, stage performance, television, movies, music videos, industrials, audio recording and more. Workshops include auditioning, head shots, bios, video reels, makeup, networking and expectations in training and attitude. An individual audition will play a role in their assignments to professional performances at the end of the workshop. Dancers will be working cast members in three performances of "KIDZ ROC," a full theatrical professional production at the Clay Copper Theater in Branson, Mo.

The show, presented by Talent On Parade, has been written and produced specifically for TOP Go Pro by Doucette Entertainment, an international player in the entertainment production and management industry.

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Selected from thousands of students for her second year at the Go Pro Pre-Professional Dance Program in Branson, Mo., is Gabrielle Benson, 18, daughter of Jeff and Kimi Benson, of Montour.

Also attending for her second year is Victoria's older sister, Gabrielle Benson, 18. Both Benson girls are students at the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA School of Dance and members of the award-winning competition team "The Dance Konnection" under the direction of Kimberlee Jo Kups-Benson. The Benson girls are also the regional title winners for many dance competitions titles; Victoria is Miss Teen Rainbow Dancer of the Year, First Runner-Up Miss Teen Legacy Des Moines, Iowa, and Gabrielle is Miss Senior Rainbow Dancer of the Year, as well as two-time reigning Miss Senior Legacy Des Moines, Iowa and Senior Jazz Icon Showbiz Dance, Hall of Fame All-Star Dancer.

The show, "Kidz Roc" will be held at the Clay Copper Theater at 2 and 4 p.m. July 28 and at 1 p.m. July 29. Tickets are available through the Clay Copper Theater.



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