ROBERTA and DICK BASCH wrote in that their daughter, CHARLOTTE BASCH, pictured left, was named STUDIO DANCER OF THE YEAR at the annual Tremaine Dance Convention and Competitions in January in Vancouver, Wash. "Her teachers and the Encore Dance Studio chose Charlotte as the recipient of this very special award," they wrote.

"I am very proud of her," said DENELE SWEET of Encore Dance Studio. "She has demonstrated responsibility and maturity. She has had to manage her time to fulfill her commitment to the studio and young students."

"Charlotte first started dancing when she was four years old in Tacoma, Wash.," her parents wrote. Since then, she's danced at Encore Studio in Gearhart and teaches ballet. She has danced in Seaside High School plays and on the school's dance team in 2007 and 2008. At Disneyland this last fall, she became a Disney Honorary Cast Member.

You can see Charlotte perform in "Once Upon a Mattress," tonight and tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the Seaside High School Cafeteria.