EAST LANSING, MI – Spartan Dance Center invites the public to participate in its first ever “EL: Think You Can Dance” dance competition where local talent and dancers from afar will compete for tickets to attend the Detroit appearance of FOX Network’s “So You Think You Can Dance” tour in late October along with many other prizes.

What: Dance Competition
When: Wednesday, Oct. 13 (8-10 pm)
Who Should Attend: Public is welcome
Where: The Post, 213 Ann St., East Lansing, MI 48823, 517.332.7678.

The final dance competition will be held in downtown East Lansing at The Post where the public is welcome to attend the competition, win prizes and enjoy special performances by Michigan State University dance groups. The competition aims to showcase the artistic talents of residents while offering spectators a fun and unique night of entertainment.

Entertainment will include a live DJ and regular services by The Post Bar.

The grand prize for the competition is two free tickets to FOX Network’s highly rated “So You Think You Can Dance” tour appearance in Detroit, MI on October 20th. The show will feature the current season’s most popular routines and dancers and winners.

After a positive turnout for auditions, eight finalists have made the cut to compete in the final showcase. Joining the competitors are local dance groups, including dance instructors from SDC, who will perform various times throughout the night.

The center provides dancers of all types with the dance options to fit various schedules, skill levels and preferences. The SDC offers several different class levels in a variety of styles that include: lyrical,salsa,contemporary, ballet, tap, jazz, zumba, hip-hop and broadway.

The SDC strives to provide a user friendly and affordable dance studio to dancers of all ages through adults drop-in classes and the Junior Spartans program.

Tiffany Russell, Director of SDC, teaches ballet, jazz, tap and Zumba. She is originally from Essexville, MI and has been dancing and instructing all her life.

She was trained at Bay Valley Academy, Perry Wooderd School of Dance, Russian Ballet Academy and Broadway Dance Center. She attended Central Michigan University where she studied social networking.

Driven by a passion for the arts. She has traveled internationally as the primary dancer for “ROADS” 1998-1999, where she visited 7 countries 55 cities, and completed over 100 performances.

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