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Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital

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On the evenings of June 10th and 11th, the Linda Lee Dance Studio presented their “Dancin’ 2011” Spring Recital at the Port Clinton Auditorium. The Sandusky based dance company put on a performance with magnificently orchestrated music, brilliant choreography, beautiful costumes, and exciting acrobatics to deliver a show that was captivating from beginning to end.

The recital marked the final performance of the season for the Linda Lee Dance Company following an outstanding showing at the Starpower Regional Dance Competition in Chicago where dancers amassed numerous 1st place and four star showings. Watching the show you could imagine the hours upon hours of work that the dancers put into the performance over the past several months; yet an overwhelming spirit of fun was noticeable not only in the routines, but in the dancers faces, both on and off stage.

While this was the final performance of the season for most of the dance company, sadly, it was also the final performance as “Linda Lee Dancers” for the six graduating seniors, Olivia Cundiff, Hannah Smith, Andrea Gillespie, Elizabeth McGory, and Amanda Russell. Their solo performances were both elegant and graceful and showcased their years for dedicated training and love of dancing. Their picturesque performances were overshadowed only by the bittersweet knowledge that they would soon be perusing separate paths and their time with the instructors, students and friends with whom they had trained with, laughed with and loved for over a decade had come to an end.

The recital was a perfect example of what can be accomplished through hard work with caring instructors. It was professional, exciting and fun to watch and left us anxiously anticipating their next performance.

Linda Lee offers both instruction for both competitive and casual dancers and for all ages and skill levels. The "Linda Lee Dancers", the eldest students, are comprised of Morgan Johnson, Elizabeth McGory, Andrea Gillespie, Kendra Hunter, Hannah Smith, Amanda Russell, Olivia Cundiff, Emily Lommerin, Michaela Hula, Ashley Cuevas, Allison Kessler, and Olivia Imbrogno. The "Lindys", slightly younger than the Linda Lee Dancers, are comprised of Gabby Roth, Molly Rhodes, Alyssa Landis, Kris Pukrin, Kendra Hunter, Emily Lommerin, Allison Kessler, Sidney Landis, Amelia Nagel, and Mariah Wittmer. Korra Showalter, Sydney Nolan, Hannah Schoen, Emily Conner, Hailey Yaratch, Abby Singler, Olivia Wollf, and Kari Pukrin make up the "Mini Pops" and Elexa Showalter, Alexis Worley, Hailey Conner, Kyah Jeffries, Kendall Troike, Anyston Hite, Madilynn Lawson, Monica Wollf, Janessa Shortridge, Caitlin Chafee, and Emma Canino make up the "Babes" Linda Lee's youngest dance team.

The show was made possible thanks to the efforts of Alissa Wierman, A.J. Showalter, Adam Showalter, Linda Lucas, Bethany Nagel, Chris Smith, Liz Casali, Marvin Martin, Sue Rakosky, Ann Singler, Scott Singler, Travis Worley, Sandi Hula, Sue Rakosky, David Held, Jacob Smith, Amy Hite, Michael Kessler, Bethany Nagle, Chelsey Streng, Mckenzie Streng, the Zorns, the Singler family, the Teachers and Assistants, the Parents, and Students of Linda Lee Dance Studio. Article photos courtesy of Michelle Nolan.

The performance was comprised of the following 39 dance routines and the Finale.

  • Nightmares
  • Performed by Elexa Showalter, Alexis Worley, Hailey Conner, Kyah Jeffries, Kendall Troike, Anyston Hite, Madilynn Lawson, Monica Wollf, Janessa Shortridge, Caitlin Chafee, Emma Canino, Korra Showalter, Hailey Yaratch, Sydney Nolan, Hannah Schoen, Emily Conner, Abby Singler, Olivia Wollf, Kari Pukrin, Gabby Roth, Molly Rhodes, Alyssa Landis, Kris Pukrin, Kendra Hunter, Emily Lommerin, Allison Kessler, Sidney Landis, Amelia Nagel, Mariah Wittmer, Morgan Johnson, Elizabeth McGory, Andrea Gillespie, Kendra Hunter, Hannah Smith, Amanda Russell, Olivia Cundiff, Emily Lommerin, Michaela Hula, Ashley Cuevas, Allison Kessler, Olivia Imbrogno, and Rachel Held

  • Trickle trickle
  • Performed by Kaydee Streng, Anisha Chopra, Olivia Paolano, Ella Yaratch, Emma Kaftan, Lauren Weimer, Katie Kubitz, and Alexis Solomon

  • Opposite of Adults
  • Performed by Molly Rhodes, Marina Cheek, Autumn Rakosky, Cheyenne Haughn, and Kendra Hunter

  • We Want the Funk
  • Performed by Kaydee Streng and Anisha Chopra

  • Tea Party
  • Performed by Elexa Showalter, Alexis Worley, Hailey Yaratch, Kyah Jeffries, Kendall Troike, Anyston Hite, Madilynn Lawson, Monica Wollf, Janessa Shortridge, Caitlin Chafee, and Emma Canino

  • Footprints in the Sand
  • Performed by Olivia Cundiff

  • Just the Way You Are
  • Performed by Korra Showalter, Sydney Nolan, Hannah Schoen, Emily Conner, Hailey Yaratch, Abby Singler, Olivia Wollf, Kari Pukrin, Gabby Roth, Molly Rhodes, Alyssa Landis, Kris Pukrin, Kendra Hunter, Emily Lommerin, Allison Kessler, Sidney Landis, Amelia Nagel, and Mariah Wittmer

  • Kung Fu Fighting
  • Performed by Nevaeh Richardson, Makayla Oliver, Katie Kubitz, and Sara Skaff

  • SOS
  • Performed by Briahnna Pickens, Marina Cheek, and Cheyenne Haughn

  • Teenage Dream
  • Performed by Olivia Cundiff, Hannah Smith, Elizabeth McGory, and Andrea Gillespie

  • One Time
  • performed by Elexa Showalter, Alexis Worley, Hailey Yaratch, Kyah Jeffries, Kendall Troike, Anyston Hite, Madilynn Lawson, Monica Wollf, Janessa Shortridge, Caitlin Chafee, and Emma Canino

  • Kiss the Girl
  • Performed by Alexa Dupler, Kate Seibel, Makayla Canino, Araiha Richardson, Ava Fontaine, Ava Oliver, Alexa Hamann, Abby Keller, Hailey Kubitz, and Kassidy Lucas

  • Imagine
  • Performed by Elexa Showalter, Alexis Worley, Hailey Conner, Kyah Jeffries, Kendall Troike, Anyston Hite, Madilynn Lawson, Monica Wollf, Janessa Shortridge, Caitlin Chafee, Emma Canino, Korra Showalter, Hailey Yaratch, Sydney Nolan, Hannah Schoen, Emily Conner, Abby Singler, Olivia Wollf, Kari Pukrin, Gabby Roth, Molly Rhodes, Alyssa Landis, Kris Pukrin, Kendra Hunter, Emily Lommerin, Allison Kessler, Sidney Landis, Amelia Nagel, Mariah Wittmer, Morgan Johnson, Elizabeth McGory, Andrea Gillespie, Kendra Hunter, Hannah Smith, Amanda Russell, Olivia Cundiff, Emily Lommerin, Michaela Hula, Ashley Cuevas, Allison Kessler, Olivia Imbrogno, Rachel Held, Marina Cheek, Jessie Grady, Lily Gross, and Morgan Yun

  • Hey Now
  • Performed by Samantha Rogers, Hailey Edwards, Cecilia Yontz, Macey Gundlach, Emily Weimer, Leah Kenne, Emily Lenose, Erin Newman, and Paige Skaff

  • Mad World
  • Performed by Elizabeth McGory

  • Fly
  • Performed by Anisha Chopra, Makayla Oliver, and Carys Moore

  • Dynamite
  • Performed by Korra Showalter, Emily Conner, Sidney Landis, and Briahnna Pickens

  • Gotta Get Through This
  • Performed by Morgan Johnson, Elizabeth McGory, Andrea Gillespie, Kendra Hunter, Hannah Smith, Amanda Russell, Olivia Cundiff, Emily Lommerin, Michaela Hula, Ashley Cuevas, Allison Kessler, Olivia Imbrogno, and Rachel Held

  • Sort of
  • Performed by Morgan Johnson, Elizabeth McGory, Andrea Gillespie, Kendra Hunter, Hannah Smith, Amanda Russell, Olivia Cundiff, Emily Lommerin, Michaela Hula, Ashley Cuevas, Allison Kessler, Olivia Imbrogno, Gabby Roth, Molly Rhodes, Alyssa Landis, Kris Pukrin, Kendra Hunter, Emily Lommerin, Allison Kessler, Sidney Landis, Amelia Nagel, and Mariah Wittmer

  • Small World
  • Performed by Emma Canino, Caitlin Chafee, Jenna Harrison, Leah Kenne, Tiana Lenos, Janessa Shortridge, and Kendall Troike

  • Don't You Ever Grow Up
  • Performed by Amanda Russell, Monica Wollf, and Olivia Wollf

  • Live Like There's No Tomorrow
  • Performed by Korra Showalter, Katelyn Rogers, Erin Newman, Leah Kenne, Tiana Lenos, and Emily Lenose

  • Let's Get Loud
  • Performed by Elexa Showalter, Monica Wollf, Hailey Conner, Alexis Worley, Anyston Hite, Kyah Jeffries, and Madilynn Lawson

  • Ava Maria
  • Performed by Briahnna Pickens, Jackie Corwin, Cheyenne Haughn, and Marina Cheek

  • Ain't Nothing Wrong
  • Performed by Andrea Gillespie

  • Baby I'm a Star
  • Performed by Elexa Showalter, Alexis Worley, Hailey Yaratch, Kyah Jeffries, Kendall Troike, Anyston Hite, Madilynn Lawson, Monica Wollf, Janessa Shortridge, Caitlin Chafee, and Emma Canino

  • My Girl
  • Performed by Sydney Nolan, Briahnna Pickens, Hannah Schoen, Abby Singler, Alyssa Yontz, and Morgan Yun

  • Eye of the Tiger
  • Performed by Anisha Chopra, Ella Yaratch, Carys Moore, Lauren Weimer, Katie Kubitz, and Nevaeh Richardson

  • Come Sail Away
  • Performed by Anyston Hite, Michaela Hula, Kendra Hunter, Allison Kessler, Alyssa Landis, Emily Lommerin, Elizabeth McGory, Gabby Roth, Amanda Russell, Hannah Smith, Alexis Worley, and Olivia Wollf

  • Magic Carpet Ride
  • Performed by Emily Weimer, Paige Skaff, Emily Lenos, Macey Gundlach, and Hailey Edwards

  • Hey I Love You
  • Performed by Rachel Held, Kayla Yontz, and Cheyenne Haughn

  • Body Language
  • Performance by Morgan Johnson, Elizabeth McGory, Andrea Gillespie, Kendra Hunter, Hannah Smith, Amanda Russell, Olivia Cundiff, Emily Lommerin, Michaela Hula, Ashley Cuevas, Allison Kessler, and Olivia Imbrogno

  • Think
  • Performed by Korra Showalter, Sydney Nolan, Hannah Schoen, Emily Conner, Hailey Yaratch, Abby Singler, Olivia Wollf, and Kari Pukrin

  • Be My Little Bumblebee
  • Performed by Makayla Canino, Alexa Dupler, Ava Fontaine, Alexa Hamann, Abby Keller, Hailey Kubitz, Kassidy Lucas, Ava Oliver, Araiha Richardson, and Kate Seibel

  • For Good
  • Hannah Smith

  • Man in the Mirror
  • Performed by Elexa Showalter, Alexis Worley, Hailey Yaratch, Kyah Jeffries, Kendall Troike, Anyston Hite, Madilynn Lawson, Monica Wollf, Janessa Shortridge, Caitlin Chafee, Emma Canino, Korra Showalter, Sydney Nolan, Hannah Schoen, Emily Conner, Abby Singler, Olivia Wollf, and Kari Pukrin

  • Wild Horses
  • Performed by Rachel Held

  • Diamonds
  • Performed by Gabby Roth, Molly Rhodes, Alyssa Landis, Kris Pukrin, Kendra Hunter, Emily Lommerin, Allison Kessler, Sidney Landis, Amelia Nagel, and Mariah Wittmer

  • Never Say Never
  • Performed by Morgan Johnson, Elizabeth McGory, Andrea Gillespie, Kendra Hunter, Hannah Smith, Amanda Russell, Olivia Cundiff, Emily Lommerin, Michaela Hula, Ashley Cuevas, Allison Kessler, and Olivia Imbrogno

  • Finale

Performed by the entire company

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Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital
Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital