Studio Inc. Puts On Spring Dance Show

Performing a dance to "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" are Pat Cleeland, Erika Wilson, Hannah Frankel, Mia Hicks-Thomas and Katie Howard. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Performing a dance to “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” are (from left) Mia Hicks-Thomas, Hannah Frankel, Erika Wilson, Pat Cleeland and Katie Howard. (All photos by Steve Bowman)

About 100 students from the Brentwood dance school The Studio Inc. performed almost three dozen routines at their annual spring show on May 30 at the Brentwood High School auditorium.

Entitled “We’ve Got This Covered,” the show featured students dancing to cover versions of popular songs, from Tom Jones’s version of Prince’s “Kiss” to Earth Wind and Fire’s take on the Beatles’ “Got to Get You Into My Life” to “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Tacky,” a note-for-note spoof of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

Dance styles on display at the spring show included ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, tumbling and hip-hop.

The Studio Inc. is directed by Amanda Fedor, whose mother Kim Swanson launched the business over 25 years ago. It has been located in Brentwood for nearly 15 years, now at 1332 Strassner Drive in the Hanley Industrial Court. For their website, click here. For a 2011 Brentwood Spirit article on how Swanson started the business, click here.

The show marked the end of the school’s fall class schedule. The eight-week summer class schedule will be June 15 to Aug. 6.

Fedor recognized the following students for having perfect attendance throughout the 2014-15 season: Katie Bohnert, Josie Gerdes, Katie Howard, Atticus Pitts, Geronimo Thomas, Sierra Tryon, Annalise Whitmer, Sabrina Whitmer and Natalie Yaeger.

‘Let’s Groove’

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Left to right: Margaret Cleeland, Madeleine Wald, Reuben Thomas and Sawyer Cleeland.

‘I Want Candy’

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Left to right: Charlie Rubin, Zemira Chatman and Sydney Gross.

‘Dancing in the Streets’

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Katie Bohnert (left) and Naomi Frankel.

‘One Way or Another’ — senior Juliette Zach

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‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’

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Left to right: Sierra Tryon, Sadie Ulrich, Elle Ferguson and McKinley Birenbaum.

‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’

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Sawyer Cleeland and Jane Leritz.

‘Singing In the Rain/Umbrella’

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Amelia Favazza (front) and jugglers Justine Favazza (left) and Taylor Graning.

‘When You Come Back Down’ — senior Hannah Geisz

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Lea Gerdes (left) and Pat Cleeland.

‘Spoonful of Sugar’

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Left to right: Everdine Ferguson, Noah Braun and Stewart Geisz.

‘Let It Go/Let Her Go’

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Mia Hicks-Thomas.
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Isabel Wise is lifted by (from left) Katie Howard, Hannah Frankel, Lucy Corrigan and Reuben Thomas.

‘Express Yourself’

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Anna Stutz, Kayla Caruthers, Justine Favazza, Zach Andrews, Sasha Albright, Josie Gerdes, Nona Carpenter, Atticus Pitts and Logan Miller.

‘Don’t Get Around Much Anymore’

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Norah Woodman (left), Westley Bergman and Isabella Border.
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Left to right: Isabella Border, Clara Cullen and Keira Parkins.

‘Singing In the Rain’

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Marie Bardelmeier (left), Nicolaus Braun and Sasha Marx.

‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’

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Geronimo Thomas (front) and Grace Young.

‘I Need a Hero’

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Justine Favazza (top) and Sabrina Whitmer.
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Left to right: Mark Geisz, Sabrina Whitmer, Sasha Albright, Stewart Geisz, Isabella Border (center), Ella Chamberlain, Justine Favazza (partially hidden) and Emery Chamberlain.

‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’

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Hannah Frankel carried by (from left) Katie Howard, Erika Wilson, Pat Cleeland and Mia Hicks-Thomas.


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Left to right: Audrey Wessling, Juliette Essma, Margaret Cleeland, Gino Kler, Addison Fitzgibbon, Kate Corrigan and Madeleine Wald.

‘Twist and Shout’

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Left to right: Roman Thomas, Zach Andrews and Logan Miller.
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Stuart Whitmer.

‘My Favorite Things’

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Left to right: Natalie Yaeger, Victoria Bestman, Evelyn Jones and Gretchen Curl.
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Evelyn Jones.

‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You’

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Ella Chamberlain (left) and Emery Chamberlain.

‘Got to Get You Into My Life’

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Mia Hicks-Thomas (left) and Lea Gerdes.

‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ — senior Erika Wilson

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‘Wild Night’

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Left to right: Noah Braun, Gretchen Curl, Sabrina Whitmer and Stewart Geisz.

‘Feelin’ Good’

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Lucy Corrigan.

‘Buenos Aires’

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Stewart Geisz flies over (from left) Juliette Essma, Sophie Centeno, Penelope Andrews, Kate Corrigan, Jane Leritz and Sarah Centeno.

‘99 Red Balloons’

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Left to right: Roman Thomas, Stuart Whitmer and Zach Andrews.

‘Eye of the Tiger’

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Left to right: Reuben Thomas, Mark Geisz, Sabrina Whitmer and Katie Howard.


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Carmi Wise.

‘We Built This City’

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Sasha Marx.

‘Tacky’ — fathers of dance students

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‘Blank Space/Style’ — choreographed by students

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Left to right: Katie Howard, Lucy Corrigan, Mia Hicks-Thomas, Erika Wilson, Pat Cleeland and Hannah Frankel.


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Autumn Turner.
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McKinley Birenbaum (left) and Elliana Cerven.

‘Car Wash’

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Left to right: Jane Leritz, Sarah Geisz, Stewart Geisz, Josie Gerdes, Sawyer Cleeland, Elizabeth Flad, Reuben Thomas, Isabel Wise, Noah Braun, Rachel Markenson and Hannah Geisz.
Dancers take a bow at the end of the show.
Taking a bow at the end of the show are dancers (from left) Josie Gerdes, Ava Andrews, Taylor Graning, Madeleine Wald, Reuben Thomas, Margaret Cleeland, Sasha Marx and Lucy Corrigan.
Senior dance students Hannah Geisz (center) and Erika Wilson (right) give flowers to The Studio Inc. owner Amanda Fedor at the end of the show. Fedor had just  paid tribute to each of them.
Senior dance students Hannah Geisz (center) and Erika Wilson (right) give flowers to The Studio Inc. owner Amanda Fedor at the end of the show. Fedor had just paid tribute to each of them.

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