I’m excited to announce that I’ve qualified for the national dance competition in Virginia Beach this summer. I just began my career in dance this past September at a studio near my college (Gotta Dance Academy of Performing Arts, LLC), and instantly found a true passion for the sport! I was challenged by my dance instructor to go to a competition to gain experience just 3 short weeks before the competition. I took this challenge head on, putting together a competition solo routine in 2 weeks! Learning this routine in just 2 weeks called for staying at the studio late at night. A few times, it was even as late as 1:30am. In the end, I placed 1st in my age group, winning the overall high award. I also received a double platinum ranking on my routine, which is the highest you can get! This qualified me for NATIONALS, in my first ever competition. Because of the opportunity I am given to compete at the national level, I am asking for support from friends and family to help follow my dreams. I am in need of funds to help with the cost of uniforms, lessons and rehearsals, studio time and travel expenses. Anything and everything is greatly appreciated! I would not be where I am today without all of my friends and family who constantly support me! Thank you so much!