Studio on 5th completes competition season

Courtesy photo Members of The Studio on 5th’s competition team are (from left): front row — Kenadie Ulrich, Avery Allen, Zoey Williams, Trevor Frazier, Amina Jandora, Abigail Montrella, Brooklyn Klingner, Cami Sapienza, Rilynn Chandler, Allison Walters and Presley Rickabaugh; second row — Mia Standridge, Onna Williams, Sydney Allen, Annabella Fanelli, Joslyn Frazier, Marissa Kanouff, Evey Fochtman, Kadie Claycomb, Juliana Montrella, Meredith Szynal and Sophia Condrin; third row — Mariyah Hunter, Lindsay Nyanko, Lydia Szynal, Jadie Pensyl, Paige Nyanko (instructor/choreographer), Kaitlyn Hallinan (director), Corie Stapelfeld, Makenna Kocsis, Riley Jandora and Sarah Neatrour; fourth row — Payton Gregg, Macy Boland, Bracken Ackinclose, Brooklyn McCready, Miranda Butterbaugh, Ryen Deterline, Cassidy Fox, Caitlyn Frost, Hannah Nyanko, Sage Evans and Sofia Martinek. Alyson Thompson is absent from the photo.

Inaugural Christmas show Dec. 22; Winter Showcase Jan. 18

The Studio on 5th (TSO5) Dance Company’s award-winning competition

team has completed its fourth competition season with multiple wins.

The team attended seven regional competitions this past spring. Every competition, the dancers brought home huge wins.

The team is very excited to enter the new competition season this February. The dancers have been working hard since July.

The company and academy are under the direction of Kaitlyn Hallinan.

Paige Nyanko is a choreographer/instructor for the company and academy.

The TSO5 competition team earned the following awards during its 2018-19 season: 10 Diamonds, two Elite Golds, two Platinum Plus and Extreme Platinums. All of these medals are almost-perfect scores.

The team also had the highest scoring number of the competition 10 times over the duration of the season. It also received the Skyscraper Trophy for Best Production, won five Best Costume Awards and was nominated as Entertainer of the


The Studio on 5th was also a Charity Winner. It donated $250 to the Central PA Humane Society.

In addition, the dancers were awarded 122 Platinum medals, 42 First-place overall high scores, a Best Choreography Award, eight scholarships, 18 Special Judges awards, four Photogenic First-place awards and had 10 Title Winners with crown and sash.

The Studio on 5th Competition Team Winter Showcase will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium.

The studio is celebrating its fifth anniversiary in the 2019-20 season. The public is invited to its inaugural Christmas show, “TSO5 presents, On the 5th Day of Christmas,” at 3 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona.

It will be an afternoon of the dancers swirling, twirling and strutting to favorite Christmas melodies. The dancers also will perform their Rockettes routine .

Tickets are $15 cash at the door or $10 in advance.

Tickets can be purchased at www.thestudioon5th.com or on their Facebook page.

If you or someone you know is interested in enrollment for the 2019-20 season, contact the studio at 505-2697 or send a message through the website.

For more upcoming performances and information on the dancers, visit the Facebook page.


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