Name: Maggie S.
How long have you been dancing with SRL? Why SRL?
I've been dancing at SRL for 3 years. I was looking to improve my dancing, and SRL had very successful dancers at their studio.
How did you get started with Irish dance?
My brother did Irish dance, and so I started doing it with him.
If you were an animal, which one would you be and why?
If I were an animal I would be a lion because I’m a Leo. Also, Lions have pretty hair.
What’s your favorite dance-related memory?
My favorite dance related memory was when Izzy and I got 1st and 2nd, getting us both into open!
Where’s your dream travel destination and why?
I want to travel to China because I am currently learning Chinese, and I would love to be able to use it. I love Asain cuisine and I want to experience Chinese culture.
What’s your favorite thing about dancing? Why do you dance?
My favorite thing about dance is that it's a great way to bang out my issues, and it's therapeutic for me. I dance because I love my family here and I love it.
What’s your (current) dream job and why?
My dream job would involve traveling the world and trying new things. I want to experience new things and I really enjoy change. I don’t have a certain job in mind yet.
How has the pandemic affected you and your dancing?
The pandemic has given me a lot of time to improve my dancing on my own, but it has not been as helpful as I wished. Not being able to compete all the time is hard, and online dance took almost a year away from me.
Who do you look up to and why?
I look up to Orla Godley. This is because she is a very successful dancer, and she is super sweet. She has inspired me to try harder because anything is possible.
What’s the best advice you can give a new or younger dancer?
My advice for younger dancers is to push yourself. You're not going to get better by wishing.
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