My name is Michelle Tafoya I am 7 years old. My favorite color is blue, I go to 2nd grade at Bailey Elementary school and my favorite class is art. One of my favorite foods is chicken tenders and French fries with ranch. I just started dancing in classes but my hobbies have always been dancing, singing, making videos, and just performing for people. When I grow up I want to be a Creator.
Michelle is such a pleasure to have in class! Not only is she naturally talented, but she is a hard worker and it shows in everything she does from combinations to tricks. Her positive and eager energy is a great addition to the class and I’m so glad I have the opportunity to teach her. I’m very excited to see how much more she will grow! Thank you, Michelle for always listening and helping out in class. Keep working hard and doing what you love.
– Ms Myah
My Name is Grace Urban I am 14 years old and attend 8th grade at LMCA my favorite subject in school is science and my favorite color is blue. I have been dancing for 1 year and my favorite style of dance is Contemporary. My favorite food is cheesecake and my hobby is being with my friends. When I grow up I want to be a pediatric oncologist.
Gracie is one of the most positive and light hearted students I have ever had; when she’s in class she always puts a smile on my face, though she has been struggling through her ankle injury she still works as hard as she possibly can. I am so appreciative of your work ethic and your mind set to get your movements correct. Keep up your love for dance Gracie, you are amazing and I see you going a long way. So much love for you dear.
Lexi Coleman is seven years old and has been dancing for one year. Her favorite style of dance is ballet, especially at the barre. She is in first grade at Selma Bartlett Elementary School and her favorite subject is writing. Lexi’s favorite color is pink and her favorite food is macaroni and cheese. Her hobbies include dancing, reading, playing with her sister, and swimming. When she grows up, Lexi wants to be a pediatrician and an author. When asked what her favorite thing is about dance, she says, “Seeing Miss Jacey and all my friends.”
Lexi is a dedicated student in my jazz and ballet classes. She always gives her full attention during class, and her positive attitude brightens my day. She is passionate and always asks what the “dance homework” is for that week. This young dancer is a pleasure to have in class. Keep up the great work!
My name is Isabella Parks. I am 12 years old. My favorite color is lavender. I am in seventh grade at Del Webb Middle School. Band is my favorite subject in school. I play the baritone. My favorite food is Indian cuisine. I have been dancing for two years and I do not have a favorite style of dance. My favorite hobbies are sewing and crafting. When I grow up I want to a fashion designer.
Isabella is a fun spirited student! I enjoy having her in class and she works so hard in class as well. I have been teaching her for 2 years now and has seen such a growth in her dancing talent. Keep up the good work Bella!
Hi my name is Elizabeth and I am 8 years old. My favorite color is purple. I go to school at St Viator Catholic School and I am in the 3rd grade. My favorite food is Popeye’s Fried Chicken. I have been in dance for only 4 or 5 months and my favorite dance style is tap and ballet. My hobbies include collecting Legos and spending time with family and friends. When I grow up, I want to be a Veterinarian.
Elizabeth is a fantastic young dancer! This year is her first year taking ballet. She is improving so quickly. I love to see her flourish. Elizabeth is a talented dancer and also has the passion and work ethic to go along with it. She always arrives early for class and is all ready to go with the perfect dress code. She takes corrections well and works hard. She’s a delight to have in my ballet class.
Congratulations to Tiffany for being chosen as dancer of the month! Tiffany Jiang is 7 years old and her favorite color is pink. She is in the 2nd grade at Neil C. Twitchell school and her favorite subject is math. Tiffany’s favorite treat is a cupcake and has been taking dance classes for 2 years. Her hobbies are dancing and playing the piano. Tiffany wants to be a dance teacher when she grows up.
Tiffany’s passion for dance and hard work shows everyday in class. She always has determination, a positive attitude, patience, and excitement for new steps and moves. Tiffany is a great friend to the other dancers in class and always shows up to class with a huge smile on her face! Keep up your hard work Tiffany it’s always a pleasure to teach you!
Scarlett Burton is six years old and has spent nearly half of her life dancing! She started in a combo class when she was three and now enjoys both ballet and jazz classes. Ballet is Scarlett’s passion, and she loves to entertain anyone who will watch her latest and (usually) graceful moves. She aspires to dance on pointe on stage.
Outside of dance, Scarlett is finishing Kindergarten at David M. Cox Elementary School and is excited to become a first grader. Her favorite subject is writing which she practices at home by giving her parents, siblings, and friends personal notes. Scarlett also enjoys drawing and coloring, playing outside, and video games when her mom lets her! Her favorite color is pink, and strawberries are her favorite food which she asks for at every meal and snacks too. When she grows up, Scarlett hopes to be a nurse who takes care of babies.
Scarlett is a joy to have in class. She is ready to dance the minute the studio door opens. She is constantly practicing and striving to improve – and improve this year she has! On top of it all, she always has her listening ears on and a smile on her face. I’m so proud of her. Scarlett definitely earned “Dancer of the Month.”
My name is Sydney and I am 12 years old. My absolute favorite color is light pink, but I do wear a lot of black. I attend Greenspun Jr. High and is in the seventh grade. My favorite subject in school is Science, but my favorite elective is TV productions. My favorite food is fried rice; I could eat it all day. I was in dance when I was little, but now I have been getting back in the game. I have been coming to Studio One for four years now and I love it here. It is basically impossible to pick one style of dance that is my favorite, but I especially enjoy tap and jazz. When I have free time, I like to paint my nails, snuggle my cat Jack and make things. When I grow up I want to be a baker with my best friend Sara. But above all else, I want to be as happy as I can possible be.
I have had Sara in my jazz class for one season and it is a pleasure to have her in my class. She attends class consistently and always gives her 100 percent! Sara always has a smile on her face inside the classroom and every time I see her in the hallways of the studio. She is a very good role model to the younger students in the class. She has improved so much and will continue growing as a dancer!
~ Miss Erika
Latu is seven years old and is in the 2nd grade. His favorite color is red and spaghetti is his favorite meal. Latu’s favorite subject in school is PE and his favorite style of dance is hip hop. He just started dance class and loves it! Latu’s hobbies are singing, dancing and playing with play dough. He enjoys spending time with family. When he grows up he wants to be a Male Nurse.
Latu is a very hard working and dedicated student. He rarely misses a class and always has a cheerful smile on his face. When his classmates get confused he’s always there to help them. Way to be a team player Latu, keep up the great work!
January 2016 | Meghan Martin
My name is Megan Martin and I am 5 years old. I have been dancing for 2 years now and really enjoy both my Ballet and Jazz classes, but Jazz is my favorite. Miss. Jacey has been my teacher since I started dancing and she is the best teacher ever! I am in Kindergarten and my favorite subject is Math. My favorite colors are blue, pink and purple. My favorite food to eat are apple’s. I love to read, cook with my Mom and Dad and play with Play-Do when I am not dancing. When I grow up I want to be a Professional Softball Player.
I have had the pleasure of teaching Megan for the past three years and she is a wonderful student. She is always determined to master any step presented to her in tap, jazz, and ballet. Her admirable hard work, passion for dance, and spunky personality always brightens my day. I have loved watching her grow as a dancer and look forward for her to continue on her dance journey!
November 2015 | Alexis Sutton
My name is Alexis Sutton I am 10 Years old, I will be 11 in January. I go to James I Gibson Elementary school, in 5th grade. My favorite subject is Math, my favorite color is blue. I really like to eat ice cream. I have taken 2 years of dance and my favorite is Jazz. For fun I like to ride my bike, play soccer and watch TV. I really love to read all types of books. I want to be an inventor or an electrical engineer when I grow up.
Alexis has been in my jazz class now for months and every class she walks in with a smile! She is always ready and eager to learn, she asks questions and takes corrections great. I enjoy having her in my class and cant wait to see her grow as a dancer!
September 2015 | Lynette Collantes
Congratulations to Lynette Collantes for being chosen as our Studio One’s Henderson Dance Academy “Dance Star of the Month” for September. She is 11 years old and her favorite color is green. Lynette is in the 9th grade and her favorite subject is Science. She has been dancing for 3 months and her favorite style of dance is jazz. Lynette likes to sew, read and design shirts. Keep up the good work!
I have had Lynette in my Ballet and Jazz class for a month now and she works very hard! You really can see her determination to improve and learn technique. She stretches at home and works hard on her flexibility. Lynette is a pleasure to have in class, I can not wait to see how much she will grow as a dancer! ~Miss Erika
June 2015 | Kyleigh Marie Kingston
Congratulations to Kyleigh Marie Kingston for being chosen as our Studio One’s Henderson Dance Academy “Dance Star of the Month” for June. Her Favorite style of dance is Tap, Jazz and hip-hop. She is 7 years old and has been taking dance classes for four years. Her favorite color is pink and her favorite subject in school is science. Kyleigh’s favorite food is mac and cheese and her hobbies include story writing.
I have had Kyleigh in my class for one season and it has been such a pleasure to have her in my class. She always walks into class with a big smile on her face and always wants to tell me how her day was at school. She works hard in class and always tries to improve her flexibility. She stretches at home as well and it sure does show. Keep up the good work Kyleigh! Miss Erika
May 2015 | Daphne’ Morais
Congratulations to Daphne’ Morais for being chosen as our Studio One’s Henderson Dance Academy “Dance Star of the Month” for May. Her favorite style of dance is Ballet and Jazz. She is 11 years old and has been taking dance since she was 8 years old. Her Favorite color is turquoise and her favorite subject in school is Reading. Her favorite food is French,”Foie and Escargots”. Daphne’ s hobbies are; dancing, theater,drawing and swimming.
Daphne’ is an exceptional dance student and a joy to have in class. She is extremely focused on learning and improving. She takes each correction to heart, constantly striving to do her best. Not only is she a very hard worker and beautiful dancer, but she has such a great attitude! And did I mention her flair for the dramatics? What a fantastic performer she is. I am proud to call Daphne’ my student and look forward to seeing how high she will soar. – Miss Ann
April 2015 | Meia Baca
Congratulations to Meia Baca for being chosen as our Studio One’s Henderson Dance Star of the Month for April. Meia is 10 years old and attends Miss Rachel’s hip hop class. Meia’s favorite subject in school is music. Her favorite food is seaweed and her favorite color is pink. Meia has been dancing for 3 years and her favorite style of dance is Ballet. Some of Meia’s hobbies include: Singing, Dancing, and Reading.
Meia has been a pleasure to have in class since day one. She always has a positive attitude and a smile on her face. She works hard in class to perfect and memorize her dance and technique. Meia is not only eager to learn as much as she can each week but she also encourages all the other students. I am pleased to say she contributes to making each class enjoyable and fun. To have such a great work ethic at young age, I can see her going far. Keep up the great work 🙂 -Miss Rachel
March 2015 | Mila Greer
Mila is 4 years old and attend a Combo Class at the studio. She is currently attending Day Care and her favorite thing to do there is Art, she likes to paint and color. Her favorite food is Chicken and Rice and her favorite color is Purple. Mila has only been attending dance for less than a year and is loving it! Her favorite style of dance is Ballet. Some of her hobbies include: Dancing, Acrobats on a Trampoline and painting.
“Mila has outstanding attendance and excellent participation in class. I love seeing her beautiful smile week after week and how she shows up to class with the motivation to learn something new. She has already grown so much this year and I can’t wait to see how far she goes.” – Ms. Ashley 😉
January 2015 | Scarlett Burton
Scarlett is four years old and is in Miss Kayla’s Combo class. Her favorite colors are pink and green. In her Pre-K class at Le Petite Academy, her favorite subject is writing.
Scarlett has been dancing for 1 1/2 years and her favorite style of dance is Ballet. Her hobbies besides dance are playing with her little sister, playing dress up and riding quads.
“Scarlett is a wonderful, talented young little dancer. She has been with me since last year and she has grown into a beautiful dancer. She works so hard and comes in every class with a smile on her face.
She likes to show me all the dance steps we have been learning and she tells me that she practices at home all the time. I love having her in my classes and can’t wait t watch her grow.” ~Miss Kayla
November 2014 | Caitlyn Emerson
Caitlyn is 9 1/2; her birthday is coming up soon, December 17th. She attends Twitchell Elementary School in Henderson and her favorite subjects are PE and Math. She is in the 4th grade and participates in the after school choir program and is in GATE. Her favorite colors are blue and green and favorite food is steak and her favorite fast food is Subway 🙂 Caitlyn has been dancing for 5 years and her favorite type of dance is Jazz. Her hobbies are dance, gymnastics, soccer and piano. She also likes to ski in the winter. She is involved in “Family Experience” at church where she sings and dances with the youth worship team. Caitlyn loves to vista Hawaii and California where she can participate in different dolphin programs. She loves dolphins!!
“I have had the pleasure of teaching Caitlyn for only one year. She is such a hard worker and has a very positive spirit. She is very busy with her other activities, but always come to class prepared. She always supports her fellow dancers. I am excited to see her become an awesome dancer and someday join our competitive teams.” ~Miss Kathy
October 2014 | Kansas Tabag
Congratulations Kansas Tabag for being selected as our Studio One’s Henderson Dance Academy “Dance Star of the Month” Kansas is 9 years old and attends Priest Elementary School. Her favorite subject in school is reading. Her favorite color is pink and her favorite food is pizza.
Kansas has only been dancing for 2 months. Her other hobbies are singing, playing the piano and reading. Kansas is a new student to my Hip Hop class with little prior hip hop experience. She is a hard worker and she comes to class quiet and eager to learn. Every week I can tell she has done her homework on practicing her routine from the week before. She is an excellent example of hard work pays off. Congratulations Kansas on being the student of the month, you deserve it! ~Mr Alain
September 2014 | Rachel Gehlen
Congratulations to Rachel Gehlen for being chosen as our September “Innovation Dance Star of the Month” Rachel is 9 years old and attends Cartwright Elementary School in the 4th grade. Her favorite subject in school is Art. Rachel’s favorite colors are purple and blue and her favorite food is Thai, Chinese, and Seafood. Rachel has been dancing for 6 years, 3 years on the competition teams. She really enjoys all her dance classes, but her favorites are Acro, Jazz and new this year Contemporary. Besides dancing, Rachel enjoys gymnastics, swimming and doing crafts. Someday she wishes to become a professional dancer.
I have watched Rachel grow from a cute combo dancer into a wonderful competition dancer. She is a very hard worker in all her classes. Rachel is a very quiet student, but don’t let that fool you she is becoming a very good dancer. She has improved so much with her dedication and focus. I am looking forward to working with her this year. It’s going to be a great year for Rachel and her Sweet and Sassy Team 🙂 ~ Miss Kathy
June 2014 | Kenzie Hawkins
Congratulations Kenzie Hawkins for being chosen Dance Star of the Month! Kenzie is 4 years old and her favorite color is pink. She attends Kindercare for preschool. Her favorite food is Macaroni and Cheese. This is her first year of dance, she is in Miss Kayla’s combo classes. Her favorite style of dance is ballet. Her hobbies are playing with her babies, reading books, singing and dancing.
“Kenzie is an amazing young dancer. I have her in two of my combo classes. For a 4 year old, I am amazed at how dedicated she is and such a good learner. Kenzie is a hard worker and improves every day. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her. She is such a pleasure to have in my classes.” – Miss Kayla
May 2014 | Khari Knight
Congratulations to Khari Knight for being selected Studio One’s – Henderson Dance Academy’s “Dancer of the Month.” Khari is 9 years old, her absolute favorite color is red and she loves to eat lasagna. She attends Goldfarb Elementary School and her favorite subject is math. She currently takes Hip Hop and it is her most favorite style of dance. Her hobbies include singing dancing, playing and reading.
“Khari is a great student. Since her first day in class she has had a great attitude and an amazing work ethic. She always has a smile on her face and great energy. Khari is a fast learner plus a joy to be around. She has a natural talent for hip hop dance and I hope she continues with it in the years to come. It will be exciting to see you dance on the stage this year during recital 2014. Thanks for all your hard work in class! Keep up the great work!!!” ~ Ms. Rachel
April 2014 | Taylor Murdock
Congratulations Taylor Murdock on being selected Studio One’s – Henderson “Dancer of the Month.” Taylor is in Miss Britney’s Friday classes. She has been dancing for 7 years with Dance Fusion and now Studio One’s – Henderson Dance Academy. She is a freshman at Coronado High School and the subject she enjoys most is French. Someday she is hoping to travel abroad to use her new language skills. Her favorite color is purple and her favorite food is Chicken Parmesan. Taylor currently takes Tap and Jazz. Her favorite dance style is Jazz.
“Taylor is always a pleasure to have in my class. She works hard, helps others, and does it all with a smile on her face. Her positive personality is contagious to all those around her. Thanks for being such a wonderful student Taylor!” — Miss Britney
March 2014 | Presley Dobbs
Presley is 6 years old and her favorite color is Purple. Her favorite subject in school is Math and she loves to eat Cucumbers. She has been dancing for 3 ½ years in Ballet. One of her favorite hobbies is hanging out with her family.
“Presley is a dedicated student in my Ballet Pre-2 class. She always gives her full attention during class and her positive attitude brightens my day. She has improved tremendously as a dancer. Keep up the hard work Presley and I look forward to watching you grow!” –- Miss Jacey
February 2014 | Alexis Greenberg
Congratulations to Alexis Greenberg for being selected as Studio One’s Henderson “Dancer of the Month.” Alexis is 15 years old and attends Foothills High School. She has only been dancing for a year and a half. Her favorite dance genre is ballet. She is very passionate about ballet and the ballet world. In school her favorite subject is History. Alexis loves sushi and can eat it everyday! Her favorite color is purple. Alexis comes from a performing family, her dad is a musician here in town.
“I chose Alexis for “Dancer of the Month” because of her hard work and dedication. She is a great role model to the other students. She is constantly praising and encouraging her fellow classmates. Alexis exudes positivity. Her passion for dance and life is very contagious. Dance is in her heart and soul. I’m very proud to be involved in her dancer journey”… Ms. Kathy
December 2013 | Ashlyn Hart
Congratulations Ashlyn Hart for being named Studio One’s – Henderson Dance Academy, December’s “Dance Star of the Month” Ashlyn is 7 years old. Her favorite subject in school is Reading. Her favorite food to eat is Broccoli Cheese Soup. She started dancing at the age of 4 yrs. in Tap & Ballet w/ Ms. Kayla at Dance Fusion and started dancing in Hip Hop at the age of 6 yrs. with Studio One’s – Dance Academy’s.
Her favorite hobbies are Coloring and playing outside with her friends. Ashlyn has and older brother named Kalob and two younger siblings named Emmalee & Thomas. We are so excited for Ashlyn and wish her the best in all her classes!
November 2013 | Lucia Mazzara
Congratulations Lucia Mazzara for being selected as our November “Dance Star of the Month.” Lucia is 6 years old and has been dancing for 4 years. Her favorite style of dance is Jazz. She likes the color purple and her favorite subject is school is Art. Her hobbies include, Swimming, Gymnastics, Skiing & Reading. She loves to travel and going on planes to visit family & friends. Lucia has a dog named Lexi and her favorite food is Apples.
Lucia is a hard working student in my class. She is very focused and likes learning new dance steps. I can not wait to see how she progresses through the years! Keep up the good work Lucia! – Miss Erika.
October 2013 | Shannon Bennett
Congratulations to Shannon Bennett, our Dancer of the Month for October. Shannon started dancing at age 5, and her first classes were Ballet and Tap. Since then she has been dancing on and off, but it was always something she wanted to do and consistently came back to dance. She has now danced two consecutive years and this will be her third.
Shannon was born in California and is 17 years old. One of her favorite TV shows is Glee, her favorite singer is Hunter Hayes, her favorite place is the beach and her favorite color is purple. Shannon hopes to pursue a career in dance. After high school, she plans to take a year off to dance and work and then apply for the next school year.
September 2013 | Sarah Arendt
Sarah is 10 years old. She likes the color Neon Green. Her favorite subject at school is Math. Her favorite TV show is Chi Cartoon. She has been dancing for 2 years and her favorite style of dance is Jazz. Her favorite hobbies are Dance, Baking & Crocket. She has 3 older brothers, 1 Puppy and 1 Dog.