Friday, June 16, 2017

Dance Adah Dance

Dance has now become Adah's study pursuit of choice. 

Achieving and celebrating; together.
View the video of their group dance.
This year Adah began pursuing dance skills and techniques with a passion. All that she learned as a gymnast about consistent practice and hard work has paid off for her this year as she applied it all in the dance studio.                                                           The best part for me, as her mom, is seeing her happy. Despite her demonstrated commitment, she has a relaxed and joyful approach to her goals. Competence through daily practice does not have to be excruciatingly painful. The process of achieving excellence can be accompanied by gladness.

Adah was given the opportunity to perform in Hinsdale Dance Academy's productions of the Nutcracker, Midsummer Night's Dream and recital. 

Adah with Jennifer Grapes,
Founder and Director
Hinsdale Dance Academy
Adah with Shannon Hershman,
Choreographer, Director
Hinsdale Dance Academy's Junior Company

As a member of the Hinsdale Dance Academy's Junior Company, she participated in dance competitions in group dances and with solos, winning two 1st place awards at Showstoppers - Chicago. Additional acknowledgement secured her transition to dance: she was honored with a scholarship. Following the recital she was awarded her studio's annual scholarship. Presented by Hinsdale Dance Academy's founder and director, Jennifer Grapes, the scholarship was newly named for a beloved studio staff member and dance patron Janet Saxton-Croughan. 

Thank you, Ms Jenn!

"Each year, HDA offers a 50% tuition scholarship to one student who demonstrates strong work ethic, positive attitude, and an eagerness to learn. Beginning this year, the scholarship has been named the JANET SAXTON-CROUGHAN SCHOLARSHIP and a full scholarship to our Summer Intensive has been added in loving memory of Ms. Janet."

"We are extremely proud to announce this year's 2017-2018 recipient is ADAH RUNYAN-RANDRUUT!"
Hinsdale Dance Academy
Many thanks to all the staff at Hinsdale Dance Academy for nurturing, inspiring and teaching! Your commitment to creating and maintaining a supportive environment for learning is much appreciated! 

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