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Performing Arts Dance Center finishes year strong

LAPLACE — Performing Arts Dance Center recently completed an award-winning competition season.

Owner and director Traci Marchetta and Ashlee Brister, dance company choreographer, had the dance company perform at four competitions. The Dance Company also performed for the community at the Andouille Festival and St. Joan of Arc Fair.

They were invited back to perform the opening number at the AOL Cotillion this year. Performing Arts Dance Center also held a Dance Extravaganza in the fall.

The Dance Company will also perform their competitive dances in the Performing Arts Dance Center’s 18th Anniversary Recital, which will be held at 4 p.m. May 31 at Mahalia Jackson Theatre of Performing Arts.

Aliyah Manson earned Miss Petite Dance at Kids Artistic Revue and Petite Dancer of the Year Finalist at Rainbow. Donavan Brooks earned Mr. Dance runner up at Kids Artistic Revue.

Amanda Riviere earned Miss Dance runner up at Kids Artistic Revue, and Haylee Guidry earned Teen Dancer of the Rear Finalist at Rainbow.