Sports, Dance & Cheer

Keilani Talks About Her Dedication to Dance

Q. You are a dancer, tell us about that? What style? How long have you been dancing? What is your favorite style of dancing? A. I have been dancing for three years. I do ballet, hip hop, jazz, lyrical and contemporary. My favorite is ballet. Q. How many hours a week do you practice? Do you find it hard to …

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Michaela Talks Volleyball and Basketball

Michaela is a fierce competitor on the school’s volleyball and basketball team. No matter what Michaela, always gives 100 percent. Michaela is also a delightful young woman who has grown tremendously during her time at Madison Prep. She is a hard worker and always does the right thing. She is the definition of integrity. Q. Your main sports you have …

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PCDS Senior, Tara, Recruited to Columbia University

Tara Dugel (Class of 2016), has been recruited for Varsity Squash at Columbia University in the City of New York. She has committed to Columbia, which is part of NCAA’s Ivy League. Although popular on the East coast, squash is a seldom known sport in the Southwest. It has been a challenge for Tara to find coaches and training partners. …

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Mia Qualifies for Olympic Development Program for Soccer

Mia just qualified for the Olympic training camp for soccer. She is an excellent student and an all-around wonderful young lady! Q. You just qualified for Olympic Development Program for soccer, tell us about that? A. This was the first year I was old enough to try out for the Olympic Development Program. I was really excited. There were hundreds …

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Cecilia Talks About Her Love for Soccer

 Cecilia has been a great teammate at Arizona Sports Complex and she works hard at everything she does within sports and academics. Q. You play soccer at Arizona Sports Complex tell us about that? A. I have been playing at ASC for about five years. I play every week twice a week. I usually play mid-field or right forward when …

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Why Physical Education Online Could Be The Best Option for Your Child

Most of us know it’s important for our children to stay physically active. But if your high school student is feeling uncomfortable in the school gym, or simply has too many courses to fit it in, physical education (PE) online can be a great alternative. Whether your child plans on switching to an online school or is interested in adding …

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Siblings, Karen and Angel, Talk Mexican Folkloric Dancing

Karen and Angel are brother and sister and they dance folklorico for Tradiciones Dance Company. Both children share a natural determination to perform well. They are great at what they do and have a lot to be proud of. Q. How long have you been dancing and what type of dances do you perform? A. Angel: I have been dancing for four …

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Julius Awarded Merit Scholorship for Ballet

Julius Gorton is in his third year of ballet at the School of Ballet Arizona. This year, at 13, he was able to audition for the David Hallberg Scholarship. It is a scholarship for boys that can be awarded based on need or merit, Julius was awarded a merit scholarship for the 2015­-2016 school year. Q. How long have you been in ballet? …

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Kaitlin and Macy Talk Competitive Dancing

Kaitlin and Macy have been dancing, competitively as a team, for a few years. They have performed so well together, as a team, they have been moved up a level. They competed this summer in Las Vegas. Kaitlin Kailtin is an everyday example of how hard work can and does pay off. She practices daily an ability to balance her school work, …

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Lexi Talks Dance and Gymnastics at Arizona Sunrays

Q. What type of activities are you involved in at Arizona Sunrays? A. I’ve been coming to Arizona Sunrays for almost my whole life, I think since I was three years old. I have been doing dance and gymnastics this whole time. Q. What are your favorite things to do there? A. My favorite things to do at Sunrays is work …

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