Costume Paperwork will be passed out the week of October 18th
Spotlight Dancers - October
Rhiana Neri - 10 Year Dancer
Rhiana is 16 years old and began dancing at 5678 when she was 7 (like her twin Rainey below!). When she is not dancing, she likes to sew and do crafts, hang out with her tortoise, watch movies, and rollerblade! Rhiana loves dancing because she loves to connect with the music. Rhiana says the last 10 years at 5678 have taught her so much. She's learned how to work in a group setting and be part of a team, and she's developed skills like determination and perseverance, but she says the best part of this studio is the environment. "Everyone is friendly and supportive, and it really makes dancing enjoyable." Rhiana doesn't have a favorite teacher because she likes them all equally for all of the different things they have taught her, but she does have a favorite recital and dance. Her favorite song was in 2019's "Scream" because it was fun and fierce, and her favorite recital was 2016's "On Broadway" because she said she felt like she was actually on Broadway. Rhiana isn't sure exactly what her future holds, but she knows she wants to be happy and successful in whatever she chooses.
5678 Dance Studio
1369 Standiford Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350
Rainey Neri - 10 Year Dancer
Rainey's time at 5678 began when she was 7 years old, and has continued dancing the last 10 years because it brings her joy. She says "During COVID, when everything was shut down, dance was there and I always looked forward to it." Outside of dance, Rainey is a leader of Enochs High School's PHAST club. She loves to read, and like her twin Rhiana - she also likes to craft. Rainey says 5678 has taught her discipline, teamwork, and responsibility, but the best part of her experience so far has been the special bonds she has made with her teachers and friends. When it comes to favorites, she says her favorite teachers have been Liz, Mandy, Maci, Jess, and Tamie because they have each had an important role in her dance journey. Her favorite dance is a tie between 2019's "Scream" and 2021's "Whatcha Waiting For" because they were both exhilarating and fun to perform. Her favorite recital was 2017's "Purple Reign" because it had her favorite Opening Number and it was her 5th year! In the future, Rainey hopes to become a neonatal nurse.
Eva Galindo - 15 Year Dancer
Eva is 17 years old, and began her dance life at 3.5 years old, and has spent the last 15 years at 5678 because she says that dancing makes her happy and that she enjoys performing. Outside of dance, Eva plays piano, is involved in her youth group, and is an altar server at church. When she is at the studio, she enjoys going to her classes and making friends. Her favorite style of dance is Hip Hop and her favorite recital so far was 2017's "Purple Reign" because of the variety of the music. Eva's favorite teacher is Miss Mandy because she is so nice and patient, and she feels that her time at 5678 has made her a more confident person.
Kenley Burns - 10 Year Dancer
Kenley began dancing when she was 3 years old and is now 12. In her time outside of dance, she enjoys playing video games, traveling, and hanging out with her friends. She has always loved to dance and would dance all around the house as a small child. Her best experience with 5678 has been joining the Showstopper Competition team, because it's fun and has challenged her as a dancer. She feels dancing here has benefitted her life by making her more confident. Kenley's favorite teacher is Miss Mandy because she's so fun and her favorite recital dance was 2021's Opening Number "The Greatest Show"! In the future, Kenley wants to become a dog rescuer because she feels every dog deserves a second chance.
Peyton Burns - 10 Year Dancer
Peyton (like her twin Kenley above!) also started dancing at 3 years old. She loves to travel! Her reason for dancing is because it helps her let out all of her emotions and creativity, and she feels 5678 has benefitted her life because of all the different things she has learned. Peyton's best experience with 5678 has been the recitals she's participated in (her favorite was 2021's Opening Number "The Greatest Show" because she loved being in Opening Number!) She says her favorite teacher is Mrs Tamie because of her great choreography and that she also hopes to be a dance teacher (or cosmetologist!) when she is older.