Beat goes on for seniors at BG dance company PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 June 2013 12:01
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Graduating seniors of the Beat Dance Co. in Bowling Green (front, from left) Mariah Houser, Morganne Hansen, Madison Delong, (back, from left) Reina Rosales, Katelyn Eppink and Abby Watterworth. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
All six graduating seniors from the Beat Dance Co. will be continuing dance in college this fall.
The seniors wrap up their high school careers with recitals this weekend for the Beat at Otsego High School.
The girls are Madison Delong, Katelyn Eppink, Morganne Hansen, Mariah Houser, Reina Rosales and Abby Watterworth.
“Our strong program has prepared each of them for a successful future in dance. Every one of them was selected for the team/program for which they auditioned, and we know that it is because of the strong training the received at the Beat,” said Colleen Murphy, owner and director of the Beat on North Main Street.
All six have danced competitively with the Beat and they will perform a “senior send-off” routine at the end of the recitals.
Madison is the daughter of Lauri and Brad Delong, Perrysburg, and graduated from Perrysburg High School. She will attend Kent State University where she will major in dance and perform as a member of the KSU Dance Team. She has been dancing for 15 years and her specialties are jazz and contemporary dance.
The daughter of Toni and Greg Eppink, Perrysburg, Katelyn graduated from PHS. She will attend Miami University where she will major in nursing and perform as a member of the MU Dance Team. She has been dancing for 13 years and her specialties are tap, jazz and contemporary dance.
Morganne will attend the University of Cincinnati where she will major in nursing and perform with the UC Dance Team She is the daughter of Jenny and Tim Hansen, Perrysburg, and is a PHS graduate. She has been dancing for 15 years and her specialties are jazz and contemporary dance.
Mariah, the daughter of Rachel and Brian Houser, Bowling Green, graduated from Bowling Green High School. She will attend Kent State University, majoring in nursing, and performing with the KSU Dance Team. She has been dancing for six years and specializes in jazz and contemporary dance.
The daughter of Lydia and Gerald Rosales, Bowling Green, Reina graduated from BGHS. She will attend Bowling Green State University, where she will major in business and minor in dance. She has been dancing for seven years and her specialties are jazz and contemporary dance.
Abby will attend Eastern Michigan University where she will major in dance and perform as a member of the EMU Dance Team. The daughter of Marge and John Watterworth, Oregon, she graduated from Clay High School. She has been a dancer for 15 years and her specialties are jazz and contemporary dance.
“Fabulous Fifth! A Celebration of Five Years of Dance at the Beat” is Friday and Saturday. Reserved seating tickets are $11 online or $15 at the door. A pre-show “solo showcase” featuring the competition company is at 6:15 p.m. and the recital is at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit thebeatdancecompany.com.
 

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