Love to Dance, Inc. (L2D), a small dance studio located in Torrey Hills, recently sent seven of their competitive dancers – girls ages 9 to 13 – to compete in Palm Springs at the MOVE National Dance Competition in early July. It was the first time L2D was competing at a national competition since the dance studio opened about 5 years ago.

L2D dancers competed as a solo individual, a duo or trio, and as a small group in nine of the 320 categories that were judged over the first four days of competition. The L2D girls also took part in the MOVE Regional Competition in April 2012 in order to advance to the national level.

The girls beat all odds with their small group of performers, placing 2nd overall after an action-packed dance-off beating out the 3rd place finisher by just 0.02 of a point.