Our Dancer of the Month for February is in her second season at the studio and working harder than ever to improve her ballet and tap technique. Evie Miner has a tremendous attention span and recites her dance vocabulary without fail every week.
In ballet Miss Miner focuses on her technique at the barre and center. She continues to improve steadily—especially in areas like extension of her legs and feet in tendues. Being aware of placement and technique at all times throughout the ballet class takes incredible dedication and patience. Evie is displaying both. She is embracing her character as a fellow ladybug and performs with such gracefulness. Ms. Georgia comments that she is a joy to have in class.
This is Miss Miner’s first year of tap, and she is quickly picking it up. The technique entails shuffles, Maxie Fords, Charleston steps and Cake Walk kicks. Evie focuses on each step diligently. She has even polished her newest step, the Waltz Clog Time Step. Her performance of the tap piece in our Concert will be a fun surprise.
She is dancing this piece with much enthusiasm and joy for performing. Thank you, Evie for your dedication and hard work!
Our Dancer of the Month for January is in her third season of dance. Emma is working diligently in each of her disciplines.
In ballet she is balancing perfecting her technique while moving through her space with the most beautiful port de bras. She continues to improve her flexibility both in her legs and back by focusing on pushing just a little more each time she stretches. Throughout her ballet classes she maintains body placement while advancing in petite allegro and pirouettes. So much is progressing in class, but she does not lose sight of all the mechanics she knows and corrections she has learned.
In tap she is improving with clean sounds projected from her shoes with proper technique as well. When combos speed up she pays close attention and is always thinking ahead for the next step.
In modern her contractions are improving as she performs them just like taking a breath. She has tremendous elevation in modern degages and jetes across the floor.
Emma auditioned and became a junior dance company member this year. She is excelling in all the variety of styles she will be performing. What a performer she is too!
Thank you, Emma, for working so hard and paying such close attention in all your classes.