‘A whole new world…’

The show must go on as Miss Chelsea's Dance Academy offers its annual recital this weekend, two months late because of the pandemic.

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August 14, 2020 - 3:18 PM

Lauren McDermeit, center, is Aladdin in “The Diamond in the Rough,” a musical variation of the children’s movie, “Aladdin.” Miss Chelsea’s Dance Academy is presenting its annual recital this weekend for family and friends at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Miss Chelsea’s Dance Academy is presenting its annual recital this weekend for family and friends at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. The performance includes special numbers from “Aladdin.”

Kinsey Schinstock is airborne during a dance number, soaring over her fellow troupe members at Miss Chelsea’s Dance Academy’s annual recital, which limits audience members because of the pandemic. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register
Performing to a number are, from left, Kynli Baughn, Kinsley Isbell, Delilah Yarnell and Bethany Croisant. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register
Jadyn Kaufman performs a number at Miss Chelsea’s Dance Academy’s annual recital. Also shown are Shelby Peters, left, and Hallie McDermeit. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register
Dancing to a number are, from left, Olivia Barker, Nova Arell-Bishop and Brynleigh Shultz. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register
Lizzy Bellman poses alongside instructor Chelsea Lea during “Rainbow Connection.” Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register
Performing are, from left, Maddilyn Peres, Blayke Patterson, Abby Jerome, Kylea Taylor, Nahla Jenkins, Asher Collins and Bella Schowengerdt. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register
Lauren McDermeit, center, is Aladdin in “The Diamond in the Rough,” a musical variation of the children’s movie, “Aladdin.” Miss Chelsea’s Dance Academy is presenting its annual recital this weekend for family and friends at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register
Dallyn McGraw portrays a homesick summer camper to the classic “Hello Muddah.” Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register
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Public ticket sales were called off because of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. “We’re just glad to be able to present anything at all,” noted Chelsea Lea, the studio’s owner and choreographer. The original recital date was pushed two months because of the pandemic. The studio will host open enrollment starting Monday, with classes slated to begin Aug. 31. Future shows are “The Nutcracker” in December and “Big Blue World” next June. 

Purchase photos from the “Aladdin” portion of the show here, or here or here. Check back later for a link to purchase more recital photos.

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