The MainStreet Dance Company!

Dance Company.

This pre-professional dance company offers a wonderful opportunity for students dedicated to the art of dance. The company travels to regional and out of state competitions, and has been awarded many high honors and special awards, including Most Entertaining, Odyssey, People's Choice Award Nomination, Top Score awards and Studio Spirit Awards.

Company members are often invited to perform at local events. Acceptance to this company is an honor. Membership is based on the student's technique, commitment, maturity, dedication and individual performance.

MAINSTREET DANCE COMPANY - 2013 AWARDS

The MainStreet Dance Company 2013 is comprised of 41 select students ranging in age from 9 to 18. During the competition season, they showcased their talents in the areas of jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, open, tap and musical theatre with dances choreographed by Andrea McGraw, Owner/Artistic Director, Bethany Miller, Associate Artistic Director and Brittany Umstead, Instructor, along with special guest choreographer, EJ Ferencak.

The MainStreet Dance Company competed at Encore and StarQuest Dance Competitions in March and April bringing home 17 platinum, 21 high gold, and 4 gold awards. Many small groups performed, respectively, as follows. "Yes We Can," a recreational junior jazz dance received 1st place platinum, 1st place overall high score; high gold and 5th place overall high score. The teen small group jazz, "F-I-R-E" received 3rd place high gold and gold. "Everything At Once," a senior jazz routine was awarded 1st place platinum; 3rd place high gold, costume of distinction award, choreography award, and was nominated for "Most Entertaining Dance of the Competition." The senior jazz dance, "Thick As Thieves" received 3rd place platinum and high gold. "To The Light," a senior lyrical dance was awarded 2nd place platinum, 4th place overall high score, and a special award for "Creative Concept." A senior modern routine, "They," received 2nd place platinum; high gold and was nominated for "Most Entertaining Dance of the Competition." The final small group was a senior tap routine to "All Over Now" which won 1st place platinum; high gold and a choreography award for EJ Ferencek.

Two large groups completed. A recreational junior jazz routine to "Something That I Want" took home 1st place platinum, a special award for "Spectacular Story Telling;" high gold and 3rd place overall high score. The teen lyrical dance, "Heavy In Your Arms," received 1st place platinum, 1st place overall high score; high gold, and a special award for "Nice Use of Levels."

Senior company members are invited to perform solos and duos at competition. Jessica Haduck and Caitlin Williams performed an open duo to "The Thrown" receiving 1st place platinum, 5th place overall high score; platinum and 4th place overall high score. Katie Campbell and Emily Miller danced in a musical theatre piece to "How Will I Know" taking home 1st place platinum, a special award for "Super Story Telling;" and high gold. "Swagger Jagger," performed by Erin Forgy and Devin Poplin in the musical theatre category received 2nd place high gold and gold.

Solo routines were performed in various genres. In the open category, Megan Martin performed to "The Irreverent One" and was awarded 1st place platinum, 2nd place overall high score; and high gold. Caitlin Williams danced a contemporary solo named "Fight For a Cure" receiving 2nd place platinum; 3rd place high gold, and a special award for "Great Floor Work." Bailey Campbell also performed a contemporary dance to "Numb" and took home 4th place platinum; high gold and a costume of distinction award. "Sweet Serendipity," a jazz routine performed by Cristina DeGol received 2nd place high gold and gold. Logan Reihart also performed a jazz dance to "Everybody" and received 3rd place high gold and gold. In the musical theatre category, Katie Burket performed to "Don't Rain On My Parade" and was awarded 2nd place high gold and high gold. A lyrical solo performed by Bethany Liddick to "Don't Worry Now" scored 1st place platinum and high gold. Jessica Haduck danced the lyrical routine, "Twilight," receiving 2nd place platinum and high gold awards. Paige Dinges performed a modern routine entitled "This Bitter Earth" taking home 1st place platinum, a special award for "The Show Must Go On" and high gold.

MAINSTREET DANCE COMPANY - 2012 AWARDS

The MainStreet Dance Company 2012 is comprised of 31 select students ranging in age from 10 to 18. During competition season, the team showcased their talents in the areas of lyrical, jazz, modern, contemporary, ballet and tap with dances choreographed by Andrea McGraw, Owner/Artistic Director, and Bethany Miller, Associate Artistic Director.

At the 2012 Motion Dance Convention/Competition, several team members participated in master classes with renowned teachers/choreographers and competed as well. The modern routine "Hypnosis" received the top medal of gold and 1st place senior group. The lyrical solos "It Doesn't Hurt" performed by Megan Martin and "I Will Be" danced by Caitlin Williams received silver medals. "Winter Song" danced by Bailey Campbell as well as "A Drop in the Ocean" performed by Bethany Liddick and "Breathe" danced by Emily Miller also received silver medals. Emily Dinges ballet routine "Metamorphosis" received a gold medal and 2nd place senior solo. The lyrical solo "When No One is Watching" and contemporary solo "Child of the Troubles" choreographed and performed by Colin Heininger also received gold medals. The routine "Child of the Troubles" came in 1st place senior male solo, received highest overall score, and took home the best choreography award. Scholarships to next year's Motion were awarded to Colin Heininger, Anna Lovrich and Courtney Pier.

The MainStreet Dance Company competed at Encore and StarQuest Dance Competitions in March and April bringing home many top awards. Many small groups performed as follows: The junior jazz routine "Determinate" received 4th place in category and gold at both events. The teen lyrical dance "When the Rain Comes" took home a gold, 3rd place in category, high gold and a special award for "Perfect Prop." The recreational jazz routine "Rock What You Got" earned gold, 1st place in category, 1st place overall recreational top senior small group and a high gold. "Party Around the World," senior jazz dance received 3rd place in category and gold at both events. "Discombobulate," a senior jazz routine choreographed by Andrea McGraw received platinum at both events, 1st place in category, 1st place overall top senior small group, outstanding group costume award, choreography award, odyssey award for most entertaining and 4th place overall top score. The senior lyrical dance "Lay 'Em Down" came in 3rd place in category and was awarded gold at both events. "Stand Up," senior lyrical routine choreographed by Andrea McGraw received platinum at both events, 1st place in category, was an odyssey award nominee and earned 5th place overall top score. The modern dance "Hypnosis" choreographed by Bethany Miller received platinum, 1st place in category, 3rd place overall top senior small group, high gold, and special award for "Fantastic Focus."

"Rockin' on Top of the World," a senior large group tap routine received gold, 2nd place in category, and high gold. The senior production routine "Fosse Posse" choreographed by Andrea McGraw received a gold, 1st place in category, top score senior production, high gold, choreography award and top score overall senior production.

Some company members are privileged to perform solos, duos and trios at competition. Katie Burket, Kayla Myers, and Logan Reihart performed a lyrical trio to "Held" receiving 3rd place in category and gold at both events. Christina DeGol and Paige Dinges performed the lyrical dance "Breathe Me" and were awarded gold, 2nd place in category, high gold and 4th place top score overall. The contemporary trio choreographed by Colin Heininger and performed by Bailey Campbell, Colin Heininger and Caitlin Williams received platinum at both events, 1st place in category, 2nd place top senior duet/trio, 5th place top score overall and the fusion award for most entertaining.

Solo routines were performed in various genres as follows: Bethany Harker performed a jazz solo to "According to You" receiving a silver, 1st place in category and gold. Jessica Haduck danced in the open category to "Watch Me Walk" taking home gold at both events and 4th place in category. "Metamorphosis," a contemporary ballet routine performed by Emily Dinges was awarded gold at both events, 1st place in category, and a special award for "Nice Moves." The contemporary dance "Winter Song" by Bailey Campbell received gold, 3rd place in category and high gold. "Child of the Troubles," a contemporary routine choreographed and performed by Colin Heininger received diamond, 1st place in category, platinum plus, 1st place in category, 5th place overall top score senior solos.

Several lyrical routines were performed. Megan Martin danced to "It Doesn't Hurt" receiving a silver, 4th place in category and gold. "I Will Be" performed by Caitlin Williams was awarded gold at both events and 2nd place in category. "Breathe" performed by Emily Miller received gold at both events and 3rd place in category. Bethany Liddick danced to "A Drop in the Ocean" receiving gold, 2nd place in category, and high gold. Colin Heininger danced a self-choreographed routine to "When No One is Watching." He received diamond, 1st place in category, judge's choice best choreography, 1st place top senior super soloist and platinum.

ANDREA'S SCHOOL OF DANCE STUDENTS WIN TOP AWARDS AT NATIONALS - July 2011

Lynsey Watters and Colin Heininger, members of the Main Street Dance Company of Andrea's School of Dance traveled to Atlantic City, NJ, July 8-10, 2011, to compete at the National Grand Finals for Encore Dance Competitions. Lynsey and Colin qualified for nationals by winning Top Senior Super Soloist/Grand Finals Workshop Scholarship Recipient and 1st Place Overall Top Senior Soloist/Senior Highest Score of the Day, respectively, at Encore's regional competition held in Johnstown, PA, in March. While at nationals, Lynsey and Colin were honored to participate in the Grand Finals Workshop taught by two "So You Think You Can Dance" alumni, Ade Chike, top 4th finalist from Season 7, and Chelsea Traille, a member of the Top 20 from Season 4, along with Broadway performer, Ashley Arcement. Lynsey and Colin were also chosen to participate in the opening number which was choreographed and taught by Anna-Lee Write, who studied with Gregory Hines and performed alongside Ben Vereen and Ann Reinking. In addition to these exciting opportunities, both dancers took home top awards at Nationals. Lynsey received 1st Place Diamond for her baton solo "One Moment in Time" and 1st Place for her lyrical solo "Dear Dad" placing 5th Overall Top Senior Super Soloists. She was also presented with the Sansha Award worth $100. Colin received 1st place Platinum for his routine "Feeling Good" and placed 1st Overall Top Senior Soloist. Both dancers were grateful for the opportunity to compete at Nationals and the experience of working with such prestigious members of the dancing community.

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