SG Danceworkz to perform on Saturday at Page Theatre


SG Danceworkz and Fitness Studio, LLC, has wrapped up its 2017-2018 SG Performance Company season under the direction of Sheena Gifford-Whitesitt.

The traveling performance company traveled to Radix Dance Convention & Competition in Rochester, Minn.; Intrigue Dance Intensive in Minneapolis, Minn.; Celebrity Dance Competition in Ames, Iowa; and Midwest Starz Dance Competition in Dubuque, Iowa. The numbers received high adjudication awards, placed in several categories, won Best Choreography awards, and Judge’s Awards! SG Danceworkz also had several students who earned scholarships and individual recognition. Congratulations to the 2017-2018 SG Traveling Performance Company on a successful season.

The community performance company was busy entertaining the Winona community — the company was seen performing for Winona Friendship Center, Sauer Health Care, WarriorThon, Watkins Manor, Saint Anne of Winona, Callista Court, and Lake Winona Manor. The studio also participated at the Solomon’s Song Super Soaker Fun Fest, Gr8t Kids Program, Trunk or Treat, and volunteered at the Trinona by running a water booth and cheering station. SG Danceworkz had 10 students that were also involved in Winona Health’s Salute To The Troops Variety Show.

All students involved in the SG Performance Company were required to complete at least five hours of community service. On top of the performances for local events, the 2017-2018 SG Performance Company collected over 400 hours of community service.
SG Danceworkz and Fitness Studio will be holding its third annual recital, Danceworkz In Motion 2018, on Saturday, May 19. Performances are at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Page Theatre Performance Center on the Saint Mary’s Winona campus. Call the box office for tickets at 507-457-1715 or purchase them online at

Placements for the 2018-2019 SG Performance Company will take place on Thursday, May 31, and Saturday, June 2, at the studio.

2017-2018 SG Community Performance Company

Karianna Barrientos, Chloe Benke, Emily Benke, Julie Benke, Kyra Benson, Ashley Brommerich, Elizabeth Brommerich, Risa Borland, Grace Buswell, Gwenyth Buswell, Melanie Butenhoff, Kaitlin Celius, Maddie Cone, AnnMarie Donahue, Alivia Douglas, Jennifer Frick, Kendal Goyette, Delaney Hermsen, Jaydan Kaehler, Allison Lejk, Emily Lejk, Trinity Merchlewitz, McKenna Meyer, Hannah Siegler, Katie Speltz, Olivia Stark, Morgan Starzecki, Emily Swartling, Shelby Tesch, Abigail Thiele, Miranda Thill, Alexis Urbick, Mae Watkins, and Mitchell Whillock.

2017-2018 SG Traveling Performance Company

Karianna Barrientos, Emily Benke, Julie Benke, Grace Buswell, Gwenyth Buswell, Maddie Cone, AnnMarie Donahue, Kendal Goyette, Delaney Hermsen, Jaydan Kaehler, Trinity Merchlewitz, Hannah Siegler, Katie Speltz, Olivia Stark, Morgan Starzecki, Shelby Tesch, Alexis Urbick, and Mitchell Whillock.

Salute to the Troops SG dancers

Julie Benke, Melanie Butenhoff, Kaitlin Celius, Kendal Goyette, Delaney Hermsen, Trinity Merchlewitz, Hannah Siegler, Katie Speltz, Olivia Stark, and Mitchell Whillock.

2017-2018 SG Performance Company Junior Assistants

Katie Speltz and Jaydan Kaehler.

Those who assisted with choreography and rehearsals this season include Kacey Brausen, Vanessa Butenhoff, Addie Church, Sheena Gifford-Whitesitt, Molly Mullaney, Nicole Volner, Katie Speltz, Jaydan Kaehler and Marissa VanDanacker.

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