Dash dances way to Los An­ge­les

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Bri­anna Dash, a stu­dent at The Dance Stu­dio, is in the midst of a busy sum­mer of dance.

While The Dance Stu­dio held their year end recital back on June 2, the young dance en­thu­si­ast is busy pur­su­ing a pair of sum­mer dance op­por­tu­ni­ties.

She is cur­rently is Los An­ge­les par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Be Dis­cov­ered: Sum­mer in LA Su­per Star In­ten­sive from July 16 to 23. She pur­sued the op­por­tu­nity to take part in this dance class af­ter earn­ing a schol­ar­ship dur­ing a dance com­pe­ti­tion ear­lier in the year.

While in Los An­ge­les the course par­tic­i­pants will en­joy pri­vate group classes in jazz, hip hop, con­tem­po­rary, salsa and other styles. They will also pro­duce a mu­sic video, pro­vid­ing fur­ther insights into the life of a pro­fes­sional dancer.

Dur­ing the dance year Dash was also awarded with a Most Promis­ing Solo age 14-15 years, along with schol­ar­ship for To The Pointe sum­mer in­ten­sive in Cal­gary.

Dash said she has been danc­ing since the age of four, and en­joys bal­let, jazz, lyri­cal and mu­si­cal the­atre.

“I like it be­cause there is al­ways room to im­prove,” she said of her in­volve­ment in dance.

She spends four to five hours prac­tic­ing bal­let per week, and also takes solo tu­tor­ing. She was hop­ing the dance op­por­tu­nity in Los An­ge­les would fur­ther fuel her love of danc­ing.

“I think it’ll re­ally change my style of danc­ing, and change my per­spec­tive of it. Be­ing a pro­fes­sional and the ways that they do it. It’ll just change ev­ery­thing.”

Miss Melissa Wal­lace, Di­rec­tor and In­struc­tor at The Dance Stu­dio, was ex­cited for Dash’s chance to dance in Los An­ge­les.

“It hap­pened be­cause she works very hard. Her tech­nique and the per­for­mance all came to­gether, so she’s get­ting rec­og­nized and re­warded for all the hours that she puts in,” Wal­lace said.

SCOTT AN­DER­SON/SOUTHWEST BOOSTER

Bri­anna Dash, a stu­dent from The Dance Stu­dio, is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Be Dis­cov­ered: Sum­mer in LA Su­per Star In­ten­sive from July 16 to 23.

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