Guiding Steps North has been operating in Chestertown since September. After several local dance studios disbanded the prior year, parents contacted Debra Wood, director of Guiding Steps and within months her daughter, Ortiz, started offering classes at the studio in Chestertown.
Ortiz has danced at the convention before with past troupes, but this is the first time she will be bringing a group of her students to perform.
"They are well prepared and dance very well for their ages," she said. "I am certainly proud of the work they have done and I am excited for this opportunity."
For more information on Guiding Steps North Dance Studio, visit www.guidingsteps.com.