The scholarship that I was awarded this year helped fund my week long experience at a Nationals Dance Competition in Mason, OH. I danced in three dances in the competition. One number was a ballet dance called Degas. Degas was based off of the artist who painted pictures of dancers. Throughout the dance we posed in multiple poses that he painted of dancers.
I danced in a tap dance that was called Want you Back. The song was a cover of the Jackson 5 song Want you Back. Colbie Caillat sang the cover. This dance did well in the competition because it was a really fun dance and my friends and I worked hard to make the dance together.
I also danced in a dance called The Power of Beauty. This dance was in the choreography review and was also danced in New York City. The Power of Beauty got the runner up award for the choreography review. In New York City we danced a multi media show meaning we were dancing with a video playing behind us. We danced this show three times a day for three days on April 26 to April 28.
I was also chosen to be in the National Company Dance Spectacular which is separate from the competition. The most elite dancers are chosen to be in Dance Spectacular. The Dance Spectacular Company put on a showcase for an audience. I was in three additional dances to my competition dances in Dance Spectacular.
Nationals 2016 was an important experience for me.