2 local dance groups make it to finals in talent show at State Fair

Staff Reports Posted 7 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos courtesy of NY State Fair

SYRACUSE – Two dance groups from Lisa’s Dance Boutique in Holley competed in the finals of the talent show at the State Fair today. Both groups made it to the final 25 acts out of 240 to start the competition in the Mini Division.

The top photo shows Leah Weinbeck, left, and Kylie Towne, members of the “5-6-7-8” group, performing at the State Fair on Saturday, when their group of 14 dancers advanced to today’s finals.

This photo shows Charley London, a member of the group, performing on Saturday.

The dance groups are all led by instructor Heather Kelley. She has groups compete at the State Fair in Syracuse most years. One year she had a group win the state championship.

“It’s an opportunity for the kids to put on their dance one more time,” Kelley said. “We try to put together fun routines that are entertaining for the crowd.”

Group photos courtesy of Heather Kelley

The group “5-6-7-8” includes, from left: Madigan Neumann, Cora Bennage, Kayleigh Neale, Julia Frederick, Leah Weinbeck , Leah Kania, Allison Amoroso, Olivia Amoroso, Charley London, Kylie Towne, Savanna Isenberg, Hannah Coolbaugh, Deanna Schubmehl and Leah Pritchard.

This group, “A Little Party,” also advanced to the finals today. The group includes: Kylie Towne, Julia Frederick, Allison Amoroso, Madison Isenberg, Savanna Isenberg, Emilie Weinbeck, Leah Weinbeck, Kayleigh Neale and Olivia Amoroso.

Three other groups advanced to the semifinal competition, where there were 80 acts, down from the 240 that initially competed.

This duet, “Fireball,” includes Savanna and Madison Isenberg.

These dancers performed “Bills.” They are Kylie Towne and Kayleigh Neale.

“Every Heart” also made it to the semifinals and includes Allison & Olivia Amoroso.