Spring recital season takes center stage
Some people hear music and their feet just have to start dancing. This holds true for the local dance studios that will present spring recitals in the coming weeks.
• Kathi’s Dance Studio, 535 Baldwin St., Bridgeville, will present its annual show on May 21 at 7 p.m. at South Fayette High School. Owner Kathi Shuck teaches all of the classes with the help of several student assistants. Call 412-221-2715 for summer session and fall registration.
• Thomas Dance Studio, 111 Washington Ave., Bridgeville, has been owned by Linda Thomas Spencer since 1967 and has a second location at 7053 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale. Its 51st Junior/Senior recital “Rise” will be on May 18 at 3 p.m.; and May 19 at noon and 5:30 p.m. at West Allegheny High School. The Petite recital “Animal Kingdom” will be held June 1 at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.; and on June 2 at 11 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. at Chartiers Valley Intermediate School. There are nearly 1,200 students between the two facilities. Summer classes begin in June offering tots’ camps and dance camps for pre-schoolers to teens. Call 412-257-2000 or visit thomasdance.com for summer and fall registration information.
• Legacy of Dance, 1810 Main St., Scott Township, teaches ballet, acro, tap, jazz, baton, hip hop, creative movement, “Mommy and Me” and contemporary dance classes. The competitive dance company is in its eighth year. The spring show is on June 15 at 1 and 6 p.m. at Chartiers Valley Intermediate School. Call 412-221-3736 for information on summer and fall registration or visit www.legacyofdance.net.
• Celebrating 39 years, the Carnegie Performing Arts Center, 150 East Main St., Carnegie, will showcase its students on June 1 at 8 p.m. and June 2 at 2 p.m. at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie. Classes are taught in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, pre-dance through pre-professional, musical theater, acro, pointe, yoga and drama. Call 412-279-8887 or visit www.carnegieperformingartscenter.com for fall registration information.
• Mansfield Conservatory West, 319 W. Main St., Carnegie, offers ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater, core strengthening and sculpting, and several adult programs. “Rags to Riches” will be presented at the studio on June 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and June 9 at 2 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available by calling 412-877-0046. The summer session will begin on June 17. Visit www.manconwestllc.com for details.
• Judy’s School of Dance, Hillside Christian Community Gymnasium, 1050 Campbells Run Road, Carnegie, will showcase its students at 7 p.m. on June 8 at Carlynton High School. Students at the school, which has been in business for 39 years, learn tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, tumbling and baton. Call 412-992-1723 for fall registration.
• Joy School of Dance, 68 E. Crafton Ave., Crafton, will present its 65th show at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on June 15 at Keystone Oaks High School. Call 412-922-0907 for summer and fall registration information or visit www.joyschoolofdance.com.
Dance Time Studio, 22 E. Crafton Ave., Crafton has scheduled its 28th annual recital for June 9 at 3 p.m. at Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. The studio also has a location at 500 Pine Hollow Rd., Kennedy Township (the former Miller Dance Studio which Dance Time has now purchased). Call 412-922-7575 for summer and fall registration information or visit www.dancetimepgh.com.