Photo Gallery: 32nd Annual Tilley's Dance Academy Recital
BY MORGAN HOOKS
Tilley’s Dance Academy hosted its 32nd annual recital Saturday and Sunday at Mac Gray Auditorium at Statesville High School. “Salute to the Icons” featured performances set to music from musical icons, including Lady Gaga, Madonna, Prince, and Queen for the grand finale. More than 200 of Tilley’s dancers, from preschoolers to adults, performed throughout the weekend.
“Salute to the Icons” featured a mix of new and award-winning performances in ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical, pointe, and jazz. Several of the dances were performed by Tilley’s junior and senior dance companies.
Georgia Sherrill, a member of the senior dance company, was the recipient of this year’s “Robinette Tilley ‘Dance for Me’ Scholarship.”
Owner Denise Tilley Levan thanked the supporters in the crowd, and gave a shout out to the parents and the grandparents of the dancers.
“It is truly a blessing to be a part of your children’s lives,” Levan said. “I’m proud of all of our dancers, from those who are dancing their very first year to our senior in high school.”