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Airman receives Air Force Entertainer award

A photo depicting the Air Force Entertainer award.

Lt. Col. Tiffany Feet, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, presents Airman 1st Class Zachary Perkins, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, a certificate for receiving runner-up in the 2017 Air Force Entertainer of the Year Group 1 - Non-Vocal category December 13, 2017 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Perkins, a four-year animation dancer, danced to Voice of Reason by Haywire in the online video talent contest sponsored by the Air Force Services Activity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

A photo depicting the Air Force Entertainer award.

Airman 1st Class Zachary Perkins, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, is was awarded as the runner-up in the 2017 Air Force Entertainer of the Year Group 1 - Non-Vocal category, December 13, 2017 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The acts were judged on technical excellence, showmanship and treatment and interpretation of the material. Perkins was awarded $500 which he intends to invest in his dancing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --

Airman 1st Class Zachary Perkins, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, was named the 2017 Air Force Entertainer of the Year runner-up in Group 1 - Non-Vocal category for dance December 12, 2017.

Perkins, a four-year animation dancer, danced to Voice of Reason by Haywire in the online video talent contest sponsored by the Air Force Services Activity.

“Dance is something I do for physical fitness and fun,” Perkins said. “Receiving recognition for it through the contest is heartwarming.”

The winners were chosen via online voting and the finalists were reviewed by a panel of professional judges.

The acts were judged on technical excellence, showmanship and treatment and interpretation of the material. Perkins was awarded $500 which he intends to invest in his dancing.

“I want to buy a new pair of dance shoes,” Perkins laughed. “My old ones are pretty ragged.”