Dancers took the stage at Mount Olive Elementary School in King on May 16 at 6 p.m. to strut their stuff and show-off what they had been working on during the 2008-2009 dance year. Ultimate Dance Studio offers both recreational classes as well as competition team classes. Dancers from two years of age thru Adults performed routines in Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Clogging, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tumbling and more.
At the end of the recital, a special presentation was made to each dancer as they were introduced and received a special trophy and a rose from studio directors, Monika and Patrick Priddy, to congratulate them for all their hard work during the year.
Brittany Wilson was honored for being a 2009 graduate. Brittany not only has been a senior assistant at UDS for the past few years, but has been dancing at UDS since she was 5 years old. She was presented with a special gift for her achievement at recital as well as was given a surprise graduation party prior to recital.
Audrey Kiger was honored for 10 years of dance and was presented with a four-foot trophy as well as a spec ial gift for her achievement.
Staff members Tiss White, Austin Whtie, Brittany Wilson and Becky White were honored with appreciation plaques.
Additional awards were given for program ad sells with first place going to Amy Wall, second place going to Charley Grace Rutledge, third place going to Hannah Johnston, and fourth place going to Ashley McBride. Ad sells winners received trophies and star crowns along with gift certificates for 2009-2010 dance tuition. It was definitely a night with the “Ultimate” stars.
Dancers honored during the 2009 UDS recital included Katie Benjamin, Hannah Bennett, Lilly Brinkley, Belle Bullington, Abigail Cave, Lynda Cave, Haley Chilton, Emily Cox, Laken Creed, Destiny Eads, Marlie Easter, Kayli Grizzell, Logan Hedrick, Blake Hewett, Bethany Hewett, Alexis Holt, Rekenna Holt, Hannah Johnston, Ashlyn Jones, Audrey Kiger, Sarah King, Justin Kramer, Olivia Marion, Ashley McBride, Mitzi McLean, Bella McMillan, Amber Murchland, Ella Pearson, Emma Ring, Meredith Ring, Abigail Robertson, Charley Grace Rutledge, Kenzie Shoffner, Kennette Thomas, Amy Wall, Austin White, Tiss White, Chloe Willard, Makayla Willard, Victoria Willard, Brittany Wilson, Karis Winter, Monica Winter and Olivia Winter.
Summer Dance Open House will be May 31 from 1 to 5 p.m. Summer classes will begin at UDS on June 1 with fall classes starting the week of Aug. 31. For more information or to register for classes, contact Ultimate Dance Studio at 351-4012 or UltimateDancePro@aol.com or visit www.ultimatedancestudio.webs.com.