Southeast Alabama Dance Company puts on Aladdin

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - It was a whole new world Friday at the Dothan Civic Center as thousands of kids watched "Aladdin".

Aladdin and Princess Jasmine flew in on their magic carpet from Agrabah to Downtown Dothan.
The performance was put on by the Southeast Alabama Dance Company.

Ashlie Wells, Artistic Director for SEADAC says:
"We have support from the superintendent with our delivering art now through the children's education program and we bring in over 1,000 kids to see our performance this morning of Aladdin."

The non-profit says there is something for everyone.
Emily Faught, Princess Jasmine says:
"It's so magical, we love it. School show is our favorite show just because all of the kids love this show."

She's just one of many who made it all possible.
Wells says:
"We have over 100 dancers in the show...they're very excited to bring the very best in dance to the community. We have countless volunteers, tech crew, company dancers, pre-professionals, and professional dancers a part of our show. So we have we have a cast and crew of close to 200."

The dancers are mostly from the Wiregrass area.
Older cast members hope to not only inspire young crowd members, but also those they work with.
"We also have so many younger dancers that dance with us on stage and I get to meet with them backstage and it's truly a dream come true just because i get to see how we impact them and inspire them,"

Bottom line?
Faught finishes with:
"You don't want to miss this spectacular performance."

And you still have time...the show runs through Sunday.
Tickets start at $15. You can buy them at the Dothan Civic Center.