StudioM takes Manhattan

Published: Saturday, July 27, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

Twenty dancers from the StudioM Dance Company and their families recently traveled to New York City for a five-day dance experience, including a performance at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts.

In addition to touring the sights and sounds of the city and taking in a Broadway show, the dancers presented an original 30-minute Beatles Tribute show choreographed by studio owner and artistic director, Lisa Morreale.

This is StudioM’s third major travel and performance experience. The studio also has performed at Disneyland during Summer Dance Fest and aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship cruising to Bermuda. Other smaller events have included performances in the Chicago Holiday parade, at Lincoln Park Zoo, the Sycamore Pumpkin Fest parade. The studio also will perform this weekend at Raging Waves waterpark inYorkville.

“I really don’t believe in dancers competing against each other, but I do believe in giving dancers as many outstanding performance opportunities as possible," Morreale said in a news release. "StudioM’s trips are designed not just as a performance or vacation, but as a life experience. I hope that every dancer understands the magnitude of what they worked so hard for and how proud I am of them!”

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