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Spotlight Dancers - January
Rylee Hull -10 Year Dancer
Rylee is 14 years old and started dancing when she was 3. In her 10 years at 5678, Rylee says that she has loved all of it. Her favorite dance so far has been “Animal Style” because she remembers how fun it was and how hard she tried. Rylee’s favorite teachers are Miss Jess and Miss Mandy because they are both a joy to be with and make class so fun! Rylee says that overall, dancing has benefitted her life because it has taught her to always try her best and never give up. Outside of dance, Rylee enjoys art and gaming, and in the future, she hopes to be an animator or game developer. She also would like to start a gaming channel on the side!
5678 Dance Studio
1369 Standiford Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350
Cadence Lewis - 10 Year Dancer
Cadence is 13 years old and started at 5678 when she was 3. When she isn’t dancing, she plays piano and volleyball, skates, draws and games, makes jewelry and sews! She loves dance class because of all the music she gets to hear and continues to dance because she thinks its fun and looks cool! The coolest dance so far, she says, was “Mac the Knife” because of the nice costume and the fast paced music. Her favorite recital theme was “Applause”. In her time here, Cadence says her favorite teacher has been Miss Kim, because she’s been with Cadence since she started tapping. In the future, Cadence hopes to be a photographer.
Jocelyn Romo - 10 Year Dancer
Jocelyn started dancing when she was 9 months old! She is now 11 and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, tumbling, running, and drawing when she’s not at the studio. She says that dancing is so fun for her and she truly enjoys all of her classes, performing, and making friends. She thinks she’s had every teacher at some point during her time with 5678, and says she’s been inspired by each and every one of them. So far, her favorite dance was a competition trio she did with her sister and brother, because they always have fun together. Her favorite recital was 2021’s “The Greatest Show” because she had the best dances and tons of fun during a tough year. Jocelyn says that dance has helped her learn that she’s more capable than she thinks she is and she’s made the best friends ever. In the future, Jocelyn hopes to be a surgeon and help people!
Emme Wilbur - 10 Year Dancer
Emme is 13 years old and started dancing at 5678 when she was 3. Outside of dance, Emme enjoys playing basketball, skateboarding, and painting. She says her inspiration for dance is her older sister Naomi, but that she dances now to express her emotions when she doesn’t have the words for them. Her best experience with dance so far has been winning “Icon” at conventions and the “Ballerlympics” (Ballet Olympics) with Miss Jess. Emme’s favorite teacher is Tamie. She says that Tamie has not only helped her become a better dancer, but has helped shape her as a person. Emme’s favorite dance is the Duo she is doing with her sister for competition this season because she loves dancing with Naomi. Her favorite recital theme so far was 2018’s “The Name Game” because it had some of her favorite dances in it. In the future, Emme hopes to end up in the creative field as either a choreographer or an interior designer! Emme says that dancing at 5678 has benefitted her life in many ways because she’s met some amazing people who have made her the person she is today.
Naomi Wilbur - 15 Year Dancer
Naomi started dancing when she was 2 years old, and she is now 17! Naomi says that over the last 15 years, she’s loved being able to see her growth and progress and it motivates her to keep learning and growing in dance. The best part, she says, has been growing up with the same people and teachers her whole life – the studio is her second home now. She says that in her 15 years here, Tamie has been her favorite teacher because she has always believed in Naomi. Naomi’s favorite dance was “Vogue,” which was done for competition, because she says she grew a lot as a dancer that year. Her favorite recital theme was 2016’s “On Broadway” because it was such a creative theme and she loved all the production dances. When she’s not at the studio, Naomi is busy as the ASB President at Ripon High School, holding the title of Miss Ripon 2021, and being a part of the Hollywood Connection Teen Company. After she leaves 5678, Naomi hopes to become a Radio City Rockette or a City Planner!