SWARTZ CREEK — Dancers from Smooth Steps Dance and Gymnastics returned recently from Orlando, Fla. where they performed on the Disney Stage.
It was a life long experience for the dancers and one they will never forget, said a spokesperson for the studio.
About a year ago the dancers and their families talked about doing this performance so they sent in an audition tape and where notified in September that they had been accepted. The dancers and their parents started doing several fundraiser’s and were finally on their way June 25.
The 18 dancers were between the ages of 5- 18 and with family members there were more than 60 people from the Swartz Creek Studio.
The dancers performed more than 10 numbers and for a finale did a dance all together to “Step in Time.” They were accepted with an ovation from the visitors from all over the world.
The dancers were Kendall and Erica Gilbert, Madison Janes, Mackenzie Bauserman, Braxton Pifer, Alyssa Juratich, Adrienne Howells, Michilah Nemitz, Leigha Forsyth, Breanna Howards, Nicole Haskins, Hailey York, Breanne Defoe, Selleka Fick, Jasmine Cross, Shelby Nemitz, Alasia Panek, Taylor Carter
The past two summers the Performing Company also did performances at the Mackinaw Crossings in Mackinaw City.
They are along with many other members of the competition teams attending summer camp every Wednesday and are working hard on the upcoming year where they will do three dance competition, workshops and Nationals at Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio.
The group also does Christmas performance and many local parades and Community events including Swartz Creek Hometown Days. The studio is open on Wednesday from 4:30-8:30 p.m. through the end of August. Details: Call the studio at 810-635-8309 and leave a message and someone will get back with you. — G.G.