07/17/13 LifePlex Dance Academy dance director Mewsette Cartwright is pleased to announce the participation of the LDA dancers in the “Celebrate the Seasons” summer concert.  “Celebrate the Seasons” is a concert produced by the Marshall County Church Orchestra under the direction of orchestra leader Don Harness.

The LDA has collaborated with the MCCO in the past several years during their annual November Concert and Dessert.  In the past the LAD has performed to music from “The Nutcracker”, “The Night Before Christmas”, and “A Salute To Big Bands”.

  Americans love to celebrate.  Hardly a month goes by that there isn’t some form of celebration or another.  The theme of “Celebrate The Seasons” is based on a calendar year and using a song to honor each month.  Some months are obvious choices and other months include a song the average person may not think about.  The LDA will help portray the different songs through “living scenes” and also through dance. 

Professional ballet instructor, Marcia Heintzberger has choreographed several of the dances for the concert.  For the month of March, Harness has chosen an arrangement by Lloyd Anderson titled “Irish Suite”.  Dancers Destiny Cartwright, 13; Danielle LaFaive, 13; and Olyvia Clark 12 will perform a free-style Irish dance to the music.

“When people hear Irish music they automatically think of an Irish jig,“ said Heintzberger.  “But, Irish movement has a lot of ballet in it.  So, I have choreographed a free-style Irish dance to this fun song.”

Another beautiful song in the concert is “My Confession” by Josh Groban.   Chris Pickell will sing the lyrics as Mewsette Cartwright, Jen Dematteo (LDA Rep Coordinator) and Heintzberger perform a beautiful, flowing contemporary dance piece.

Celebrate The Seasons free.  The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Life Center located behind the Argos United Methodist Church.    The concert will appeal to people of all ages and the public is invited to attend this family-friendly  event.

Lifeplex Dance Academy offers lessons for all ages and all styles of dancing including ballet, jazz, ballroom, contemporary and more.  To learn more about LDA call 574-936-2333 ext:8117.


1.      Destiny Cartwright, Danielle LaFaive and Olyvia Clark of LifePlex Dance Academy will present an Irish free-style dance during the MCCO “Celebrate The Seasons” concert.

2.     Dancing to Josh Groban’s “My Confession” is Mewsette Cartwright, Jen DeMatteo, and Marcia Heintzberger of LifePlex Dance Academy in Plymouth.