Sports, Dance & Cheer

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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Hannah Balances Successful Dance Career and Education

Hannah Rzepka has turned her passion and talent into a successful dance career. Between her rigorous year round dance schedule and being a high school student, she still finds time to expand her physical training adding yoga and Pilates to her dance and ballet curriculum. Being able to volunteer and give back are also important to Hannah. She likes to …

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Rancho Solano Senior Balances Biology and Ballet

Nicole Suren joined Rancho Solano 13 years ago when she enrolled as a kindergartner. Graduating this May, Nicole shares her plans. Where are you going to college and what is your major? I recently enrolled at University of Miami! I am entering their marine biology program, which is an automatic double major in marine science and biology with a minor in chemistry. …

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Alexandra Loves to Play Basketball and the Violin

Alexandra plays the violin, basketball and loves her school. Read more about Alexandra and what she wants to be when she grows up. Q. How long have you been playing the violin? What made you choose the violin? A. I have been playing the violin for about a year and half. I have wanted to play violin since I was …

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Isaac Tells Us About Competitive Dance Team

Isaac is a great kid, is very kind and has a genuine heart. He has a fantastic sense of humor and is extremely witty. Isaac is an extremely talented dancer and participates in contests around the valley. Q. Tell us about the dance team you are on, how often do you practice and compete? A. I’m on a dance team …

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Christ Church School Student, Abigail, Loves to Ice Skate

Abigail is a very talented ice skater, read about what plans she has for the future. How long have you been ice skating? I’ve been skating for 18 months at the Ice Den in Scottsdale. How much time do you spend practicing each week? I practice two to three hours per week, depending on the week. What else do you …

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Meet Cassidy, Accomplished Dancer with Arizona Sunrays

Cassidy is a well balanced teenager. She has a very busy dance schedule and still maintains good grades in school. Read more about Cassidy and what plans she has for her future in dancing. How long have you been dancing with Arizona Sunrays? I have been dancing with Arizona Sunrays for six years. And I’m loving every minute of it! What do …

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