In the middle of the craziest spring we’ve seen, we love taking a moment to pause and celebrate our graduating seniors. Our 5 seniors have danced at the studio since they were very young and we’re SO proud of the dancers and people they have become. Please join us in taking a moment to give today’s featured senior, Caitlin, some love and congratulations!
Senior Year at The Pointe
For many dancers, dancing all the way through their senior year is a big goal and a major accomplishment – many of our graduating seniors started dancing with us when they were in preschool! We are beyond grateful for the opportunity to be a part of their lives for so long and to get to watch them grow up into confident, thoughtful, and hard-working young adults.
Senior year is a special one – many of our seniors take classes and serve as Junior Faculty at The Pointe – assisting in Dance & Discover or Level 1 and 2 classes and even helping with some competition practices over studio breaks. Seniors are all featured on canvases in the lounge that will be graduation gifts for them showcasing their well-earned skill and artistry in dance.
This year, we are dedicating a senior showcase to these dancers at the end of our Red Carpet Recital Experience week. They’ll perform their senior solos, you’ll get to see their senior dance, and our live-streamed performance from the studio will be a special opportunity for our community and family and friends from afar to send messages to these dancers congratulating them on all of their successes in dance, school, and other activities and wishing them well as they prepare for their next chapter.
Our senior showcase will stream LIVE on our studio’s Facebook page on Friday, June 5, at 5 PM. We expect it to be about one hour in length – mark your calendars for an event that will be one we’ll remember for a long time to come.
Senior Feature: Caitlin Robertson
Caitlin’s Dance Bio
Caitlin has been dancing at the studio since she was nine years old. She started with ballet and tap, and then has grown into lyrical and modern dance. Modern is currently her favorite style and she’s been a member of our Modern class for several years.
“I have loved watching Caitlin grow up at the studio. I first met her when she was in elementary school, and have always appreciated her authenticity and genuine kindness. She is a kind classmate, an attentive student, and her love of learning is inspiring to those around her and her teachers. Caitlin’s calm disposition and openness to new ideas and experiences makes it a joy to teach her new skills. We are so proud of Caitlin and all she’s accomplished so far, and can’t wait to see what she does next.”-Miss Vanessa
In Her Own Words…
1. How long have you been dancing?
I started dancing when I was nine years old. I started with ballet and tap. I loved ballet so I did a few years, then took up lyrical as well. Eventually, I dropped ballet and took up modern instead.
2. What is your favorite dance that you have performed?
My favorite dance was “Ballet Doll”, which was my Ballet 3 dance choreographed by Miss Donna.
3. Favorite dance memory?
My favorite memory is my first time dancing at the Paramount. It is a beautiful place to perform and makes you feel very special.
4. Favorite genre of dance?
My favorite genre of dance is definitely modern.
5. Finish this sentence: I love dancing because…
I love dancing because it like being able to express myself through music and movement.
6. What are you looking forward to the most in finishing out your senior year in dance?
With modern, I have had small and large classes. This year with a small class I am enjoying being able to get to know everyone.
7. Plans after High School?
I am studying to become an Occupational Therapist. I also plan to continue dancing at The Pointe. (editor’s note: Yay!!! We love having dancers who stay in Cedar Rapids continue in our adult classes!)
8. Advice for younger dancers?
Do not be afraid to try a new style of dance!
Congratulations, Caitlin! We are all so proud of you.