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November-December 2015 Featured Dancer

Sammie VanHook

Sammie VanHook

This month’s featured dancer is Sammie VanHook. We interviewed Sammie this past month and are happy to share the interview with you. Enjoy!

DA: How old were you when you started dancing? 

Sammie: I was two years old when I started dancing. It was a ballet and tap combo class.

DA: What studio do you currently dance at?

Sammie: I have danced at Tapio School of Dance & Gymnastics in Mt. Pleasant SC  since I was 2 years old. I am 10 years old. I live with my parents Jon and Kimmie , my sisters Claire and Carson, and my puppy Roxy. 

DA: What is your favorite dance style?

Sammie: I love Jazz and Musical Theater because I get to be sassy and show my personality off on stage.

DA: Who has been the most inspirational teacher that you have had and why?  

Sammie: My dance teacher Mrs. Kim because she pushes me hard to keep becoming a better dancer every day. 

DA: What obstacles have you had to overcome in order to keep dancing?  

Sammie: I miss a lot of birthday parties and things my friends are doing because I have dance and dance competitions but it is all worth it in the end! I love  doing anything dance all the time.

DA: What do you do when you feel as though you want to give up?

Sammie: I just keep trying and practicing over and over. I try to have confidence that I know I can achieve whatever goal  it is!

DA: What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given during your dance career?  

Sammie: Before we go on stage, My dance teacher Ms. Kim always says: Smile, Point your toes, Straighten your knees, have fun, and give it your all 🙂

DA: What do you foresee yourself doing with dance in the future?

Sammie: Right now  want to dance with Disney World (did I mention I love Disney world 😉 , be a dance teacher and have an awesome dance studio 🙂