Sports, Dance & Cheer

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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Ballet Prepares Tesseract School Student, Jordan, for the Classroom

Jordan Clark, sith grader at Tesseract School, recently performed in “The Nutcracker Ballet,” an Arizona School of Classical Ballet production. We caught up with Jordan and asked her a few questions regarding her experience. Q. How long have you participated in the ballet? I have participated in ballet since I was nine years old, however, I’ve danced my entire life. Q. What …

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Meet Tristan, Seventh Grade Soccer Star

Tristan is a natural born leader and would never leave anyone behind. He hopes to play professional soccer one day! Q. Tell us about your soccer team, are they any good? My soccer team is the SC Del Sol with means, soccer club of the sun. SC Del Sol is a very talented club. They have coaches that are brilliant and have …

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Andrew Ekmark and the PCDS Basketball Team Shoot for Success

With the motto, “Defend, Rebound, and Run,” the Phoenix Country Day School Varsity Boys’ Basketball team, ranked second in Division Four, has reached new heights this season. They describe themselves as a fast­paced team with a strong offense, and all agree that they have improved. The secret to the team’s success, they believe, lies within a newfound tenacity and perseverance: they have reduced the …

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Straight-A Student, Samantha, Loves to Dance

Samantha loves to dance and has been taking ballet classes for over 4 years. Samantha is a straight A student and has achieved the honor of being on the Principal’s list each quarter. She is a great example for all SJV students. How long have you been dancing? I was three years old when I started dancing, so I’ve been dancing for …

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