Sports, Dance & Cheer

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NEW LOCATION: Gravity & Grace Dance Studio is the NEWEST studio in the North Central Phoenix area offering many new classes for all ages! Our studio opened our new location, 1313 E. Northern Avenue, on January 1, 2019! We are so excited to see so many new dancers joining our family and hope to welcome many more! Our vision is …

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STA Seventh Grader, Luke Rehl, Talks Sports and Volunteering

Luke is a wonderful young man! He is academically and athletically strong, but more important he is a young man of virtue and character. Luke is well known for being a sports fanatic! He is proud to be a member of the St. Thomas basketball team and was honored to be named MVP of the seventh grade St. Thomas flag …

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Haley Elementary Sixth Grader, Lillie, Shines on The Field and in The Classroom

Lillie was gifted with the ability to pick things up easily, whether it is sports or academics. She plays club soccer and excels on the field at various different positions. Although she is usually playing soccer from June through April, she does enjoy other sports as well. She enjoys volleyball and wake boarding when she has a chance. Lillie also …

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What are the Criteria for Competitive Swimming for Kids?

A lot of parents make the decision to enroll their little ones in swimming lessons when they’re young and then may stop classes once they’ve become proficient swimmers. But there are a lot of kids who fall in love with swimming and want to continue taking lessons long after they’ve mastered basic skills. As a parent, you want your child …

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Seventh Grader Matt Competes for NFL Flag Football National Championship

Matt had the opportunity to compete in Orlando, Florida for the NFL Flag Football National Championship! He competed against the top 10 teams in the nation for his age division. Q. Can you tell us about playing in the NFL tournament? A. In the NFL tournament, there was a lot of good competition and great athletes. We competed against the top …

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First Grader Will Talks Sports and School

Will Hostetler is a hard worker at school, home and on the baseball field. At school he works hard at his project-based learning about being a horticulturalist and studying plants and greenhouses. He has a huge heart, is very thoughtful and caring, and very passionate in everything that he does. Will always gives his best no matter what, strives to be the …

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Saint Thomas Aquinas Student, Shariffa Wins District Council Championship Free Throw

On March 18 Shariffa Piamonte won first place in the Arizona State Council 2017 Free throw Championship for the ten-year-old girls category sponsored by Knights of Columbus held in Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, AZ. This petite, proud, wildcat student made her journey to the state championship by winning in the District Council Championship Free Throw Shooting held …

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Sofia Talks Her Love of Irish Dancing

Sofia is a competitive Irish Dancer with the Michael Patrick Gallagher School of Irish Dance. She has competed all over the United States and has won many awards! Q. How did you get interested in Irish Dance? A. I started Irish Dancing at SSJ in first grade and then moved to the Michael Patrick Gallagher School of Irish Dance in …

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Saint Francis Xavier Seventh Grader, Kate, Talks Dance and Theatre

Q. Along with other extra curricular activities you are a dancer, what type of dance do you do? How long have you been dancing? A. Yes, over the years I have taken jazz, ballet, tap, musical theatre, and lyrical dance classes. I have been dancing for about three years now and although I enjoy it, I really only do it …

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Ss. Simon and Jude Eighth Grader Talks About Her Success in Ballet

Q. You practice ballet, tell us about that? Where do you practice? How many hours a week are you dancing? What is the best thing about being in ballet? A.  I have been doing ballet since I was about four years old, where I started in Flagstaff.  I love doing ballet. It makes me feel happy and peaceful and I …

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