Andrea’s School of Dance presents ‘Journeys’

Courtesy photo Members of Andrea’s School of Dance, from left are: Row 1: Sophie Clark, Lakaia Long, Nora Hoy, Adaya Craig, Shawna Lovrich, Paige Hoy, Riley Pellegrino, Elayna Hess, Ava Beiswenger; Row 2: Hanna Eakin, Triumph Killmartin, Emily Osborne, Kali Lonsinger, Lauren Heisler, Carsyn Gilbert, Morgan Kienzle, AIralyn McElhinney; Row 3: Madelaine Arnold, Camryn MacAlarney, Allison Nycum, Hannah Wicks, Eliya Craig, Kaitlyn Dickinson, Sarah Christofer, McKenzie Lang, Layla Kurtz; Row 4: Emily Martin, Adisyn Gilbert, Sasha Neyman, Makenzie Kissell, Kaitlin Shanafelt, Victoria Mauk, Johanna Whiteford.

Andrea’s School of Dance will reflect on these “Journeys” at its 27th annual recital at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jaffa Shrine Center in Altoona.

Tickets for “Journeys” can be purchased at the Jaffa from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday as well as at the door the night of the show. Tickets are $11 for reserved floor seating and $9 for general admission.

The evening will feature performances from all of the students from Andrea’s School of Dance including members from the competition team, The MainStreet Dance Company.

Competing locally at Motion Dance Competition at Grier, Headliners and Encore in Johnstown as well as Groove in Woodbridge, Va., company members showcased their talents in various genres with dances choreographed by Andrea McGraw, Owner/Artistic Director, Brittany DeGol, Associate Artistic Director, Jocelyn Hrzic, Instructor/Choreographer, Logan Reihart, Instructor/Choreograph-er and Bailey Campbell, Choreographer.

The team brought home many top awards as follows: Highest Scoring Group of the Entire Competition, 17 First Place Platinum, 5 Second Place Platinum, 2 First Place Elite Diamond, Elite Diamond, 4 First Place Diamond, 2 Second Place Diamond, 3 Third Place Diamond, 4 Diamond; 2 First Place Elite Sapphire, 2 Second Place Elite Sapphire, 3rdPlace Sapphire, 4 Elite Sapphire, 2 Third Place High Gold, 17 High Gold, and 7 Gold along with Overall Awards of 10 First, 1 Second, 4 Third, 2 Fifth, 1 Ninth and 2 Tenth.

Special Awards were given for “Genuine Connection,” “Perfect Poise,” “Powerhouse,” and “Innovation and Commitment.”

Brittany DeGol received the Judges Choice Best Choreography Award. The MSDC Team received the Spirit Award.

Triumph Kilmartin received a $500 scholarship to Hollywood Summer Tour by Groove.

The group number, Wolfpack, choreographed by Jocelyn Hrzic, and for which she won a Judges Choice Best Choreography Award, performed at the Koresh Artist Showcase in Philadelphia.

The group received a glowing review in THE DANCE Journal which wrote âTheir passion and joy made the audience smile, but it was their technique, far beyond their youthful years, that made this piece an utter delight.ã For more information on this award-winning studio and summer intensives being offered, please visit us on the web at www.andreasschoolofdance.com or on Facebook at Andreaás School of Dance.

To contact the studio directly, please call 742-8211 or email at andream@andreasschoolofdance.com.