Altoona dancer to compete in Switzerland

9:17 AM, Nov 16, 2012 | by Michael Morain |


Categories: Arts in Iowa

A month after Iowa sent the next Billy Elliot to New York, another local dancer will strut his stuff in an international competition in Switzerland.

Adrian Oldenburger, 15, of Altoona was one of 84 dance students worldwide and one of just 10 Americans to win a slot in the semi-finals of the Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland (site of the international Olympic headquarters). He started dancing when he was 4 years old and now trains at Capital City Dance Center in Urbandale.

There must be something in the water around here.