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Pure Talent Dance and Fitness held their last annual dance recital on Saturday, May 21.  After the last performance of the night it was announced, “with heavy hearts,” that owners  Karen and Mark Mabson were closing down the studio and moving on. The stage filled with dancers, flowers and tears and it became very apparent the impact that the Mabson family had on all of these individuals through the years. The studio opened in November of 2012 and provided something new to the community with dance and fitness classes, Zumbathon fund-raisers and for some, a place to freely express their passion for dance. Many of the dancers went to state and national competitions and over the years earned a total of 46, 1st place trophies, 34 2nd place trophies and three 3rd place trophies.  Some solo dance routines earned numerous High Gold Ribbons and some groups won overall trophies. Dance2-1Dance1-1