The Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics, celebrating 40-plus years of teaching our area young, is celebrating its six seniors since the annual year-end recitals were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s seniors are Kacie Bayne, Esther Funk, Haley Shady, Elizabeth McGrane, Reagan Dolan and Olivia Thier.
Kacie Bayne, daughter of Joe and Michele Bayne, of Monticello, has studied tap, jazz/hip hop and gymnastics with the Moser School for 14 years and has competed for eight of those.
Esther Funk, daughter of Thomas and Jennifer Funk, of Monticello, has studied tap, jazz/hip hop and gymnastics with the Moser School 13 years.
Haley Shady, daughter of Randy and Dixie Shady, of Monticello, has studied jazz/hip hop and gymnastics with the Moser School for eight years.
Elizabeth McGrane is the daughter of Jerry and Becky McGrane, of Dyersville. She is in her 12th year with the Moser School, studying tap and gymnastics and has competed for two years.
Reagan Dolan, daughter of Pat and Mindy Dolan, of Manchester, is in her 13th year with the Moser School in tap and gymnastics and has competed for the school 12 years.
Olivia Thier is the daughter of Krista & the late Ben Thier, of Dyersville. She has been with the Moser School for 14 years studying jazz/hip hop and gymnastics. She has competed for six of those years.
Carmen Moser Payne, Edgewood, Debbie Moser, Dyersville, Bernita Moser, Kattie Payne Schulte and Luka Marie Schulte, Strawberry Point, all serve as coaches for the Moser School.
"Our six seniors are great role models for all who come in contact with them. If they choose a different path next season, we will miss their talent, their dedication and their willingness to voluntarily perform and or compete at our various shows or meets throughout our seasons showing their progress. We will miss our very talented dancers and gymnasts, but above all, we will miss our friends," the coaches said.
The Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics offers classes in Dyersville, Monticello, Manchester, Independence, Strawberry Point, Clermont, Elkader, Guttenberg and Edgewood.