Blair Dance Company wins awards at regionals

LANCASTER – Members of the Blair Dance Company from the Blair Dance Academy, Altoona, traveled to their third regional competition of the season.

They attended Starquest National Talent Competition on May 14 and 15 in Lancaster.

They earned 13 platinum awards, 34 high gold awards, six first-place overall high scores, six second-place, two third-place, seven fourth-place, six fifth-place, two seventh-place, one eighth-place, one ninth-place, one 10th-place, two divisional placements, eight special awards, 12 Awards of Distinction, two photogenic winners and a Competition Kindness Award.

The Blair Dance Company is the nonprofit competitive dance troupe of Blair Dance Academy.

The members are chosen yearly through an extensive audition and interview process which takes place in June. They are under the artistic direction of Rebecca Reese.

Reese, Allison Barry, Chelsea Moses, Dina Bilofsky, Heather Banker, Jay Gamlin and Marcus White are also choreographers for this year’s group.

For more information, contact the Blair Dance Academy at 2914 W. Chestnut Ave., Altoona, call

943-7174 or visit