2015-12-17 by Kathy Stevens
Dance Dimensions Alumni Wins Adult Male Soloist World Champion In Tap Dance


At the age of five, Kyle Van Newkirk watched "Lord of the Dance" and decided he wanted to learn to dance like Michael Flatley.  This year, at the age of 19, Kyle took home the Championship for Adult Male Soloist World Champion with three rounds of perfect scores.  This has never happened in the history of the World Competition.

The World Competition began in 1991 in Germany and has made its home in Riesa for the last 20 years. This year there were over 1600 tap dancers from 18 countries.  The USA has not had a male champion since 1996 when Mike Minery won the title. Kyle was born the year Mike won the title.

Kyle, from Morrill, NE, spent 9 years traveling to Longmont, Colorado, ( 3-1/2 hours each way)  learning to tap with Dance Dimension's Tiffany Leise Taskey and other amazing staff.  Kyle attended many competitions and conventions with Dance Dimensions. Dance Dimension congratulates Kyle on his Championship win!

For more information on Dance Dimensions, check out their website at www.dancedimensions.net or call 303-772-3750.

Kyle Van Newkirk receiving trophy

Kyle Van Newkirk


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