Interview by Emma Clopton
How long have you been dancing and why did you get started?
I have been dancing since i was 2 so for 13 years and I started dancing because my other friends were. Also, I was very girly and had an interest in dancing!
What are the different kinds of dance you do and have done in the past?
I currently do jazz, tap, lyrical, acting, select dance groups, and our performing team. In the past I have done acting, jazz, tap, lyrical, ballet, hip hop, and performances. I also have a leading role in this years musical as Wendy from Peter Pan!
If you had to choose only 3 types of dance classes to take what would they be and why?
If I only had 3 choices of classes, I would choose, tap, jazz, and ballet. I would choose these because tap is my absolute favorite style of dance, also, jazz is one of my strongest styles and lastly I would choose ballet because it works on technique and it is basically the platform of all dancing!
Have you ever been on any dance teams? If so, where have you traveled and what were your favorite moments?
Yes, i am currently on my dance studios dance team called, "Turning Out", we travel all over pennsylvania and go to disney world every 2-3 years. Also, we dance at Peddlers village, the 76ers, the Harlem Globetrotters, Newtown and Yardley parades, public events in bucks county, the Phillies, Trenton Thunder, Applebee's fundraisers, and many other events! This year we are going to New York City and New Orleans to the college bowl! My favorite thing about being on a team is having all of my friends to support me. Lastly, we share many memories that will never be forgotten!
When you are dancing, what is going through your mind, whether it’s emotions or just something random?
Usually when I am dancing, I am watching myself in the mirrors trying to fix what i'm doing wrong. my mind kind of just goes blank and the dances are muscle memory.
If you could dance anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
I would dance in the Bahamas or in the Caribbean because it's a nice warm tropical place and it would be a perfect bonding experience for my team and I!
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