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Friday, September 27, 2013 9:50 PM

Ottawa-area dancers heading to Sugar Bowl spotlight

By CLINTON DICK, Herald Staff Writer

Page Peoples, Ashley McCullough and Kaitlin Schulv practice Thursday night at Spotlight Dance Academy, 1519 S. Main St., Ottawa. Eight dancers at the studio were chosen to dance at halftime of the Sugar Bowl Jan. 2, 2014, in New Orleans. (Photo by Clinton Dick/The Ottawa Herald)

It was difficult to tell who was more excited — the dancers or the dads who were getting the opportunity to attend a Bowl Championship Series football game, Mallory Melvin, Spotlight Dance Academy director, said.

The dancers, along with their parents, were ecstatic, she said, when they learned eight advanced dancers from the dance center would be performing during halftime of the 80th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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