ON THE JOB: Lindsey Sturzinger, dance drill sergeant

SANDUSKY Beneath her leotard and soft pink sweatshirt, Lindsey Sturzinger is like a drill sergeant i
Annie Zelm
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

Beneath her leotard and soft pink sweatshirt, Lindsey Sturzinger is like a drill sergeant in disguise.

She claps to keep time for a group of 7, 8 and 9-year-olds, commanding them through the routine as they flutter across the hardwood floor in sailor costumes.

She reminds them to stay focused when they begin to stray from their straight-line formations during the last few minutes of practice, and she applauds them when they give her a synchronized salute as the lyrics of "In the Navy" echo through the studio.

For the next few hours, Sturzinger, 29, will instruct dozens of girls of all ages at the Moving Company School of Dance as they prepare for their end-of-year performance May 17 and 18 at the Sandusky State Theatre.