05/27/14 The Lifeplex Dance Academy Jr. Ballroom Dancers performed at Miller’s Assisted Living Thursday evening, May 22nd.  The dance troupe is under the direction of Mewsette Cartwright.  The LDA showcased several dances that will be on the line-up of their upcoming dance recital which will be held at the Plymouth High School auditorium.

The evening of entertainment began with a father/daughter dance to the music “How Much Is that Doggie In the window.  Grandfather’s and ballroom friends were also included in the dance.  

The song “They” is about the story of popularity in schools.  The Jr. Ballroom girls portrayed this dramatic story of the popular and not-so-popular through their dance.  Fortunately the story ends with the girls accepting each other and coming together as one group.

To the delight of the audience dance instructor Terri McElheny and her “Dancing With The Stars” partner David Kinney performed a ballroom/tap routine.  The program ended with the Jr. Ballroom Dancers performing a rousing medley of songs from “Footloose”. 

Those who performed at Miller’s Assisted Living include:

Jr. Ballroom Dancer – Lorelei Burdick, Jayla Mitchell, Taya Wagner, Corina Eby, Elean Wagoner, Anna Gregorash,  Anya Hebner, Danielle LaFaive, Destiny Cartwright, Lauren Schumacher, Elizabeth Swihart, Michael Cartwright Jr., Joseph Cartwright, Andrew Schmalzried,


Dads, Grandpa’s and Ballroom Friends –  Jeff Burdick, Michael Mitchell, David Kinney, Cleon Wagoner, George Gregorash, Thor Hebner, Dave LaFaive, Michael Cartwright Sr.,, Tom Schumacher, Bob Pickell, and


Ballroom/Tap Dance Couple –  Terri McElheny & David Kinney.

The public is invited to see all of these dances plus more at the LDA dance recital on Saturday, May 31st.  The recital begins at 4:00 p.m. at PHS.  Advance tickets are $7.00, with seniors ticket price set at $5.00 in advance.  Tickets at the door will be $10.00.  For tickets or more information call 574-936-2333 and ask for Mewsette Cartwright.


Photo Caption:  Performing in the LDA Father/Daughter Dance are Tom Schumacher, Lauren Schumacher, Lorelei Burdick, Jeff Burdick, Destiny Cartwright and Michael Cartwright, Sr. (not seen).