Works In Motion Dance Company Dance their Way to 2015 Nationals

Works-In-Motion-Dance-Company-Dance-their-Way-to-2015-Nationals-01Works In Motion Dance Company’s competition team, Synergy, attended Intrigue Dance Challenge National Convention and Competition in Orlando, FL July 5-11. Team members Lauren Barnhart, Emily Johnston, Madeline Mills, Miranda Mahaffey, Abigail Pilecki, Nandi Richardson, Abigail Roberts, and Lauren West, WIMDC faculty Ashley Fridh and Lindsay Gogel all danced their way to Nationals. Synergy entered seven numbers to the National Finals, receiving six High Gold awards and one Gold award. In addition Lauren Barnhart and Abigail Roberts received the Intrigue Recognition Award during convention classes. Later in the week Synergy dancers Abigail Pilecki, Miranda Mahaffey, and Abigail Roberts participated in WIMDC’s first Improv Competition. Lauren Barnhart, Emily Johnston, Madeline Mills, & Abigail Roberts all submitted student choreography for Imagination Competition. “The girls danced their hearts out this week and I couldn’t be more proud of how they have grown into talented young ladies.” -Fridh stated

WIMDC Synergy team members of 2014-2015 Season, Lauren Barnhart of La Porte, Emily Johnston of Michigan City, Amellia Klute of La Porte, Miranda Mahaffey of Michigan City, Madeline Mills of New Carlisle, Emily Neil of La Porte, Abigail Pilecki of La Porte, Nandi Richardson of La Porte, Abigail Roberts of La Porte, and Lauren West of La Porte and faculty members Rachel Beilfuss of Valparaiso, Ashley Fridh of La Porte, Lindsay Gogel of La Porte, and Hadassah Parks of Michigan City took Master Classes at the competition/conventions in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, modern, fusion, and hip hop at Intrigue, Tremaine, and NUVO.

Earlier this spring WIMDC traveled to three Regional Competitions attending Intrigue Dance Challenge in Chicago Suburbs, Tremaine in downtown Indianapolis, & NUVO in Chicago suburbs. Synergy entered seven numbers at each regional competition. Over the 2014-2015 season they received two 1st place awards, two 2nd place awards, two 3rd place awards, one 4th place award, Three High Golds, Six Gold awards, and five High Silver awards. All numbers qualified for Intrigue, Tremaine, and NUVO Nationals Finals.

Works-In-Motion-Dance-Company-Dance-their-Way-to-2015-Nationals-02In addition, Lauren Barnhart and Amellia Klute received Intrigue Recognition award at Intrigue Regionals, Emily Johnston, Miranda Mahaffey and Abigail Pilecki received Overall High Score for Age Division at Tremaine Regionals. Nandi Richardson received NUVO Die Hard Dancer at NUVO Regionals and Abigail Roberts received Standout scholarship award in Hip hop at NUVO Regionals. Additional WIMDC stand out students: Macy Mrozinksi of La Porte received standout scholarship in contemporary and jazz at NUVO Regionals. Emily Johnston, Miranda Mahaffey, and Abigail Pilecki attended The Festival of the Arts and Sciences in Loche France performing their tap trio. This opportunity was provided through Marquette Catholic High School.

Synergy competition team completed the season with intensity. “We performed, fundraised, laughed, danced, and sang together. It has been truly a memorable year.” –Fridh. Synergy was founded by Head Coach, Ashley Fridh of La Porte and Lindsay Gogel, Assistant Coach and Studio Owner of La Porte in 2012. Assistant Coach Hadassah Parks of Michigan City joined Synergy staff in 2013.

For more information about the studio or competition team please call the studio at 219.324.7600 or check our website: and like us on Facebook: Works in Motion is located at 1227 N. State Rd. 39 La Porte, IN 46350