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This week’s Student Spotlight:

Student Spotlight by Year:

2017

2016

2015

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2015

 

Previous Spotlights:

Marley Nicoletti

Favorite Style of Dance: Lyrical

Funniest thing that has happened in dance class: Falling while doing a leap

Best Class Memory: Every year when I get to learn my recital dnace. I can't wait to see what the new part we learn is going to be each week.

Best Recital Memory: During dress the year I danced in "The Muppet Show" I went to shuffle & my tap shoe flew off behind me hitting the screen!. I continued dancing & grabbed my shoe as we tapped off stage.

Other Hobbies or Activities that you enjoy: I love to run! Track & cross country are my favorite. I made it down to state last year as an alternate. I'm hoping to make it as a runner this year.

Tell us something about yourself that you think is unique: My laugh - It's loud & funny. My laugh can make others laugh

Ashley Egizio

Favorite Style of Dance: Modern

Funniest thing that has happened in dance class: Adi & I wore the same eact outfit to class

Best Class Memory: First time doing my back layout

Best Recital Memory: Evie and I eating Twizzlers backstage.

Other Hobbies or Activities that you enjoy: Tumbling, Shopping, & hanging out with firends.

Tell us something about yourself that you think is unique: I'm a lefty and a rightly.

Jax Terando

Favorite Style of Dance: Modern / Lyrical

Funniest thing that has happened in dance class: When assisting a class and a little girl asked me to go get ice cream with her.

Best Class Memory: When Ms. Brittney brought in treats at the end of the year in Leap and Turns

Best Recital Memory: My first recital when I saw my Grandma in the audience and waved at her and shouted out "Hi Grandma"

Other Hobbies or Activities that you enjoy: Knitting, reading, swimming, roller skating, playing with my cat Tator Tot, cooking, crafting and hanging out with friends

Tell us something about yourself that you think is unique: I want to be a New York Times best selling author. In 2013 I won a special award for an essay I wrote about "my parents" at the Tribute National Dance Competition

Grace Bonomo

Favorite Style of Dance: Lyrical, Musical Theater and Ballet

Funniest thing that has happened in dance class: We sometimes get the opportunity to dress up in random costumes like on Halloween. That always makes me laugh

Best Class Memory: When we perform for the parents

Best Recital Memory: When I was in Mr. Sun and I went on stage at the recital, someone said "look at the one with the curls" and I started giggling instead of dancing. The audience started giggling.

Other Hobbies or Activities that you enjoy: I enjoy volleyball and singing.

Tell us something about yourself that you think is unique: I have a very servere anxirty disorder but I don't let that stop me from going on stage and performing. Dance actually brings me peace when I have stress.

Katie Hemmersbach (Age 12)

Favorite Style of Dance: Tumbling

Funniest thing that has happened in dance class: When the teachers forget things and the “interesting” workouts we did in Janell’s hip hop class.

Best Class Memory: Having class with my friends.

Best Recital Memory: When I did the car wash dance 4 years ago.

Other Hobbies or Activities that you enjoy: Basketball, volleyball, softball, and skiing, as well as hanging our with friends and roller blading.

Tell us something about yourself that you think is unique: I like to watch wedding/bridemaids dress show, and I love going camping!!

Samantha Legg (Age 15)

Favorite Style of Dance: Musical Theatre

Funniest thing that has happened in dance class: We played the scissor game in hip hop class.

Best Class Memory: Having an ice cream party for winning 1st place for Double Dutch Bus.

Best Recital Memory: Doing the “Spoon in a Blender” dance with Ms. Brittney’s dad backstage.

Other Hobbies or Activities that you enjoy: Tennis, Track & Field, & Skiing.

Tell us something about yourself that you think is unique: I always start things by saying 5..6..7..8..

Danielle Harris

Favorite Style of Dance: Tap

Funniest thing that has happened in dance class: Danielle shares 10 years of funny dance class moments with great friends, and what happens in dance class, stays in dance class.

Best Class Memory: Danielle best class memory was when she was encouraged to join DCF.

Best Recital Memory: Danielle’s first recital assured her family

Other Hobbies or Activities that you enjoy: Danielle enjoys biking, reading, golfing, swimming, riding horses, tap dancing, long walks with her dog, as well as traveling with her parents.

Tell us something about yourself that you think is unique: Danielle’s ability to be real, authentic, organic, loyal, honest, as well as, hard working in a world where many focus on the superficial makes her unique. Feeling comfortable in her own skin and remaining true to herself is one of her most endearing traits.

Molly Nystedt 13 years old

Favorite Style of Dance: Musical Theatre

Funniest thing that has happened in dance class: Ms. Emily did a one-handed cartwheel when she was pregnant and Ms. Pam came in to get after her.

Best Class Memory: We improved on the last day of modern class 2 years ago in the dark.

Best Recital Memory: My family and other dance families went out to eat at Hero’s last year with Ms. Pam and the PAD staff.

Other Hobbies or Activities that you enjoy:I enjoy track, basketball, volleyball, shopping, and babysitting

Tell us something about yourself that you think is unique:: I really enjoy sports on the side of dance and I am never shy…like ever.

Sarah Piper 12 Years Old

Favorite Style of Dance: Lyrical

Funniest thing that has happened in dance class: When Ms. Janell did the splits in ballet class when she was pregnant.

Best Class Memory: When I got my triple turn

Best Recital Memory: When me, Jaylynn, and Jacelyn were in a super small dressing room together. We had a lot of fun.

Other Hobbies or Activities that you enjoy: Improving at home and playing board games.

Tell us something about yourself that you think is unique: I point my toes when I do everything.

Chloee Hansen
11 years old ( 12 on April 20th!)

Favorite Style of Dance: Jazz

Funniest thing that has happened in dance class: Miss Erin gave us balloons that we had to use with a partner & go across the floor without dropping it in Modern class.

Best Class Memory: When we got to dress up as our favorite teacher & I was Ms. Janell.

Best Recital Memory: When I fell on my bottom during “Don’t Wake The Whale.” I got back up and finished the dance!

Other Hobbies or Activities that you enjoy: Volleyball, shopping, listening to music

Tell us something about yourself that you think is unique: I’m a lefty and a righty!

Thank you, for ten years of dedication, hard work,
and sharing your love of dance with us!

 


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