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Medina dancers win national honors at Lake George competition

Provided photos: The Junior/Senior Team at Dance Theater in Medina performed “Knocking on Heaven's Door” and won the national title during a competition at Lake George. The group includes, front row, from left: Lydia Fox, Aubrey Schoolcraft, Olivia Eaton, Carly Voelker, Marli Thrash and Izabella Murphy. Back row: LiLiana Goebel, Rachel Hill, Devin Griffin, Alexandria Strong, Paige Dix, Andrea Benz, Lexi Hare and Brandon Johnson.

Staff Reports Posted 21 August 2018 at 2:02 pm

MEDINA – Dance Theater competition teams recently Dance Xplosion National Talent Competition East Coast Summer Nationals in Lake George and won national titles in two categories.

Competing against 21 studios from across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Massachusetts over the course of the week and against 900-plus numbers, the group from Medina won the 12-Under and 13-Over National Championship Titles with the highest scores of the whole competition.

Dance Theater is led by Brandon Johnson. The teams walked away Double National Champions.

Johnson has been leading Dance Theater for 15 years. This is the first time his dancers have won the national award. They have finished in the top 5 previously.

The Mini Team at Dance Theater performed “Ghostbusters” and won first place at Dance Eplosion. Pictured include: Hailey Walker, Hailey Moore, Kileigh Hastings, Arabella White and Gwynivere Fuller. Back row: Makenzie McGrath, Alysa Murray, Elaina Bruce, Natalie Rath and Brandon Johnson.

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