Hometown dancers: CHS alumni can dance without leaving town

Published: Friday, January 11, 2013 at 05:01 PM.

Dancing for a living takes determination and hours of practice, but the duo said the effort is worth it.

“There’s people who go out there (on the dance floor) and dance and look great, but there are those who go out and look amazing,” Aaron said.

“Our work day technically starts at 1 in the afternoon, but we’re sometimes here at 8 or 9 in the morning, and we’re here sometimes to 9 or 10 at night. That’s when you start to notice improvements and you begin to win competitions.”

“It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s worth it,” Hannah said.

In Hannah’s first competition, the December 2012 Emerald Coast Dance Championship, the hard work paid off when she placed third in two events. Aaron also brought home a third-place award.

While at competitions, the dancers get to meet professional dancers from throughout the region and glean valuable insights.

“Being part of the performing arts you have the opportunity to meet so many amazing people,” Aaron said. “Just getting to meet them and talk to them backstage helps you see how they started out in small studios and moved up. It’s inspiring to us to meet them and hear how they did it.”



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