Stage IV student Fiona Gross (right) and 6th Grader Abby Watson (left) recently had an amazing experience in New York City for the Youth America Grand Prix National Finals dance competition which included dancers from across the United States and over nine other countries. Previously, their dance ensemble placed in the top 3 at the regional competition in Indiana and their high score earned them an invitation to the prestigious event in New York. This is remarkable due to their young age. As part of the event, they performed and atended the Gala Event and Awards Ceremony.
Fiona has been dancing since she was 3 years old and Abby since she was 5. They are members of the Juliana’s Academy of Dance Elite Junior Competition Team, Jazz Company and Ballet Company. They also compete in contemporary, lyrical, tap, musical theater and hip hop dance.
The girls thoroughly enjoyed their amazing New York experience. Abby loved taking classes at Steps on Broadway from talented teachers and she loved dancing competitively with her friends. Fiona mentioned her highlight of the trip was the opportunity to dance among the best dancers from around the world and watching them dance. She also really enjoyed all of the excitement at Times Square with the shops and bright lights.
Congratulations to these two talented dancers!