Disneyland dancers

August 6, 2013

Local troupe prepares for performance at Happiest Place on Earth

While a lot of kids are spending their summers watching cartoons and relaxing, the girls from Sammamish’s Emerald City Dance Co. are hard at work preparing for their visit to Disneyland, where they have been invited to dance in the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade.

Chelsea Lanese, dance company owner and competition instructor, as well as an ex-parade performer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, was thrilled when the entire team, made up of dancers from Issaquah and Sammamish, was selected to participate.

By Erin Hoffman The Emerald City Dance Company competition team practices their moves. At Disneyland, the girls will be split into two age groups for the performance, but the team rehearses together.

By Erin Hoffman
The Emerald City Dance Company competition team practices their moves. At Disneyland, the girls will be split into two age groups for the performance, but the team rehearses together.

“It’s really special,” she said. “It’s such a proud moment to watch them dancing down Main Street.”

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