Name: Erin Kate
Dancer at SRL: Avonlea
How long has your family been with SRL?
This is our 2nd year.
Why Irish dance?
We are very Irish and my daughter really wanted to do it.
What do most people not know about you?
I used to sing opera in high school and college.
What did you want to be when you grew up when you were little? Why?
I always wanted to be an opera singer. I loved all the old musicals that I used to watch with my grandfather. I always wanted to travel and see the world.
What’s your favorite thing about having your dancer in an online class?
We can be at home and for the safety factor.
Favorite fall family activity?
Outdoor Halloween movie with a fire at our house.
What advice would you give parents who are looking to try out Irish dance?
You have to set aside 30 mins every day to have your child practice and have them stick with it even if they get frustrated.
If your dancer were a fictional character, who would they be and why?
She would be Mal from Disney Descendants. She would be Mal because she can do magic, sing, dance, and is a good person.
How do you think dance has positively affected your dancer?
I feel it gives her more responsibility and lets her personality come out.
What’s the most important quality to have in life?
The most important quality to have in life I think is empathy. You need to always be able to put yourself in someone else's shoes in order to truly understand life.
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