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Dance competitions keep me on my toes

Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Maggie Flaherty, Merrick

I love to dance. I dance at Modern Rhythms Dance Academy in Bethpage.

In second grade I tried out for the competition team, and I made it. I love my wonderful dance teachers. Over the last three years, I have danced at many different places.

My first year I had three dances. My second year of competition I had four dances. This year I have seven dances. I have five group dances, a duet and a solo. At competition we have to wear a lot of makeup. We also use a lot of hair spray. Sometimes I get a little nervous before I go on the stage, especially for my solo.

If you like to dance, think about dance competition. It is good to dance with friends, and it is great exercise and fun.

Therese O’Loughlin’s fourth-grade class, Michael F. Stokes Elementary School, Levittown

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