Dance academy

Dance Academy performance features elders MacFawn and Shaffer

Lakeside Dance Academy’s Ballet Class II prepares for their dance performance. Left to right: Addie Kneiser, Aliyah Reinholt, Mo Webber, Lily Stevens, Mya Gellman, Paisley Fredette, Sarah Kate Murphy, Harper Wright, Michelle Cerminara, Emma Pepin and Joslyn Kennett. Absent: Mia Lynch.

The Lakeside Dance Academy will present its annual Spring Dance Concert at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday April 8 and 9, 2022 at the RFA Lakeside Theater on Main Street in Rangeley. It will be an evening featuring the work of over 35 dancers of all ages and is sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Seniors Ella Shaffer and Emmarae MacFawn will present their senior solos. The theme for the evening is “A Sense of Place”.

Beginner to advanced level dancers will perform in ballet, tap, jazz and pointe. At the Advanced level, dancers include: Averie Flewelling, Emmarae MacFawn, Stella MacFawn, Liz Robare, Ella Shaffer and Angelica Woodward. The intermediate level includes Michelle Cerminara, Paisley Fredette, Mya Gellman, Joslyn Kennett, Addie Kneiser, Mia Lynch, Sarah Kate Murphy, Emma Pepin, Aliyah Reinholt, Lily Stevens, Morghan Webber and Harper Wright. Beginner level includes Pippa Farrar, Camille Harding, Brooke Huddleston, Abby Kay, Addyson Kennedy, Samantha Landry, Isabella Thomas, Skyler Thompson, Ruby Willauer and Charlotte Wright. The preschool creative movement class includes the youngest dancers: Leena Cowper, Clara Gurney, Emma Haley, Clair Hayden, Seamus Loud, Harley Mendonca, Lydia O’Neil and Ellie Phadungchai.

The Lakeside Dance Academy and the Rangeley Friends of the Arts have worked together to receive a grant from the Gordon A. Ramlose Foundation to purchase ten “dancing chairs” which will be performed in two different dances showcasing the chair technique.

The Lakeside Dance Academy has been providing dance lessons in the Rangeley area since 1986 under the artistic direction of Pam Ellis. Academy graduate Lily Webber is the Creative Movement class instructor. Rangeley’s Friends of the Arts have provided support over the years through their student tuition and scholarship program. There will be a reception to celebrate the dancers in the theater lobby after the concert each evening. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for students ages 7-18. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets are available at the door, doors open at 6:00 p.m. IMF: Call Pam Ellis, Artistic Director, at 207-592-7427.