The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

June 13, 2013

Albemarle Academy of Dance to present dance concerts


Thursday, June 13, 2013 — Students from Albemarle Academy of Dance (AAD) will present its 24th annual Spring Dance Concerts June 15 at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center.

Performances of  “Peace, Love & Dance” will be presented at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.  Both shows will showcase dancers, singers and actors of all ages who train at the academy and members of the City Youth Ballet. Each show will be different and feature ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, tumbling, contemporary dance, acting and musical numbers.

The evening show will honor recent West Stanly High School graduate Hailey Bates.

Bates is the daughter of James and Leslie Bates of Stanfield and has been a student at Albemarle Academy of Dance since 1998. She is also a long-time member of the City Youth Ballet as well as AAD’s competition dance company, The Showoffs.

During her dance studies, she has received numerous scholarships to train throughout the country. She has attended intensive summer studies at the American Dance Festival at Duke University and Florida State University.

Bates will attend East Carolina University where she received an early acceptance through audition to the department of dance performance.   

Students performing in the concerts include: Michaela Adcock, Jessica Adcock, Libee Allan, Justice Alley, Reagan Alley, Ellie Almond, Mattie Badgett, Millie Mae Barfield, Hailey Bates, Mackenzie Billings, Morgan Billings, Dinah Jean Blake, McKayla Bla-lock, Riley Boring, Layla Brown, Addyson Burleson, Morgan Burnside, Piper Campbell, Claire Carter, Ava Carter, Gretchen Cas-telloe, Laney Castelloe, Jaanya Chadha, Alexis Cherry, Jessie Clodfelter, Olivia Coble, Ella Combs, Aubrey Conrad, Alexis Covington, Marley Cox, Lydia Crisco, Bailey Crump, Maddie Culp, Sarah Curlee, LeeAnn Dennis, Tia Driscoll, Jessica Dunlap, Giavonna Dunlap, Raeanna Eudy, Jenna Faulkner, Joely Faulkner, Breanna Freeman, Haleigh Freeman, Isabella Furr, Alexis Garcia, Nadia Garcia, Lilee Garner, Marlee Garner, Vincent Gregory, Miles Gregory, Hayden Grubbs, Leah Hartsell, Kolby Hatley, Peyton Hatley, Alexa Hendrickson, Caitlyn Henley, Emma Henley, Molly Henley, Kel-sey Hinson, Kortney Hinson, Suzana Hoffman, Courtney Holbrooks, McCarter Horne, Ashley Horton, Samantha Hudson, Brooklyn Huggins, Lydia Huggins, Savannah Huggins, Kollyn Huneycutt, Rylee Huneycutt, Alainna Huneycutt, David Kilde, Leah Kilde, Thora Kilde, Dixie King, Jordan Korzelius, Noah Korzelius, Shaelyn Kuipers, William Lassiter, Shannon Lee, Chaney Kate Little, Corbyn Little, Sarah Lowder, Mia Luther, Teagan Luther, Camya McCord, Olivia McDonald, Grace Mc-Guire, Sarahann McIntyre, Aaliyah Melvin, Savanna Rae Miller, Madison Moose, Hayden Morgan, Anna Morgan, Reagan Mullis, Sarah Myers, Abby Neal, Mackenzie Page, Maclayne Page, Bailey Page, Mary Carson Prince, Courtney Privett, Gabriel Roush, Jonas Roush, Lilly Russell, Emma Salyer, Brianna Schooley, Natalie Se-dano, Ella Shelton, Lily Shelton, Abigail Snuggs, Tayia Stafford, Karlye Stamper, Kendall Stamper, Hannah Stark, Ashlyn Stei-ger, Ashley Storm, Audrey Torelli, Sophie Tucker, Kate Van Horn, Sarah Van Horn, Hank Vanhoy, RJ Waldroup, Abbey Wallace, Destiny Ward, Ashtyn Webb, Alydia Wheeler, Sarah Ann Williamson, Kaitlyn Wittman, Mallori Jo Wittman, Baylee Wood-all, Brittnee Woodall and Jennifer Yang.

Several of the students performing in the concerts have been accepted and will train throughout the country this summer.  

Courtney Holbrooks, 11, will attend a ballet intensive at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Mattie Badgett, 14, will study at the Kirov School in Washington, D.C. and Shaelyn Kuipers, 9, will study at the Grand Rapids Ballet in Michigan.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling (704) 982-7514.  

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