Dancer Spotlight: Avonlea
Age: Freshly turned 6!
How long have you been dancing with SRL?
How did you get started with Irish dance?
I asked for it for my 5th birthday instead of gifts.
If you could rename yourself, what name would you choose? Or would you keep your own? Why?
I would keep my own name. I love it and my name comes from one of mama's favorite books when she was a kid.
What’s your current obsession?
My current obsession is Mal from Disney’s Descendants.
What’s your favorite thing about your online class?
My favorite thing about online class is I can dance at home safely and there’s more one on one with the teacher. Plus, my mom is there to help if I'm struggling.
What’s your favorite thing about your personality?
My favorite thing about my personality is my kindness. I always want to make sure everyone is happy.
What’s the best advice you can give a brand-new dancer?
You have to practice every day, especially if you want to do hard shoe.
Who do you look up to?
I look up to my Auntie Carol because she saved my life delivering me. She is so kind and smart.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
I would go to Paris, France to see the Eiffel Tower and do a jig in front of it.
What’s your favorite thing about dancing?
My favorite thing about dancing is that it makes me happy!
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