Carly Kappler, 9, of Dallas, recently competed at the Performing Arts Alliance Contest of Champions in King of Prussia. By placing in her 2012 performances, she was entitled to compete as a finalist in the 8-9 age category at the January competition.
Kappler was named Solo Grand Champion in the overall age group 8-9. She was awarded the honor and $250 for her solo tap performance which was the highest scored dance solo within her age group.
Kappler also won two Tops In Awards for her Solo Tap & Solo Ethnic dances and three Tops In Awards for her Duo Tap, Duo Specialty and Trio Tap categories.
She is a member of the Sugar and Encore dance groups which won Tops In Line Tap, Line Specialty, Line Pantomime and Group Pantomime. Sugar was named Grand Champion Line Specialty in the 8-9 age group and was awarded $1,000.
The daughter of Chas and Leah Kappler, she is a dance student under the direction of Robert and Kris Oberst, owners of Back Mountain Dance Studio of Dallas.