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Starstruck studio takes top honors

Published: August 19, 2015 4:00 AM

Students on the Starstruck dance team took top honors, including first-place trophies, at two regional competitions and at the National Showstopper Competition held this past June at the Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Sundusky, Ohio.

Instructors Melissa and Morgan Trainer, Leslie Yoder and Billie Jo Gaines coached students to wins at the individual and group levels.

Dance team members try out in June for competitions held the following season. The team spends about three hours each week refining their dance technique and takes classes in ballet, lyrical dance, jazz dance, tap dance and tumbling.

Students who earn a position on the competitive team will attend two regional competitions and one national this season. Team members have danced the streets of Disney World in Florida, performed at local events and attended hometown parades.

An open house will be held at the studio, 211 Moody Ave. in Carrollton, on Sunday, Aug. 23, from 4-6 p.m. Recreational dance and gymnastics classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Starstruck Dance & Gymnastics can also be found on Facebook at "Starstruck Dance & Tumbling," "Starstruck Competition Corner" and "Starstruck Sandy Valley." The studio can be contacted at 330-437-7535.

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