Texas Dance Expressions recently competed at 8 National Talent Competition in San Antonio, TX. This event brings teams from across the Nation together to compete for National-level Titles. The TDE dancers garnered 22 Platinum-level and 6 Double Platinum-level awards. Of the 28 dances that competed, 3 were named National Champions. Lani Daniels, a senior member of the team, was named National Champion based on her solo performance. Two dances were selected as Showcase Finalists, two were selected as Audience Favorites, and two received Judges Choice Awards. TDE is made of 30 dancers ranging in age from 5 years to 17 years old. TDE is part of the Thayer Dance Academy family. Thayer Dance Academy is celebrating its 34th season this year. The studio and dance team are under the direction of Christi Kovatch and Rose Thayer.