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Rylie Gillepsie, June 2018 Dancer of the Month

Our Dancer of the Month of July is Rylie Gillepsie. She is 9 years old who loves to dance. She loves to do contortion tricks and acrobatics. Rylie says she loves to play tennis and read books. Harry Potter is her favorite series and once did a solo to the theme of Harry Potter.


Rylie said that she began dancing at the age of three and loved being on stage since then. She said that back then, she couldn’t wait to turn five years old and start competing. She dances at Pennsylvania Dance Company in Sharon, PA. Her teachers Jessica Wellington and Victoria Davis are the people who push her to be the best dancer she could be and who gives her constant encouragement. She also said that she appreciates everything that they have taught her.


Her happiest moments relating to dancing was when she was six years old and did her first solo competition. She said that she worked hard to learn the steps to ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ and that her parents made her a cool Jeannie bottle prop for her to dance on. She earned first overall at the competition and also did a fun check dance. One thing that Rylie had always wanted to do was to go to New York City and dance on Broadway. She said she wants to dance with the Rockettes and to dance on pointe.


Rylie said that she had a great experience with BDancewear.  She needed a rush order and BDancewear had her order ready and shipped out right away. When it arrived, she had plenty of time to prepare for the competition. Rylie commented how she likes the comfort and softness of the product.


This year, her goal is to continue working hard in every class. Front Aerial and A La Second turns are tricks she wants to achieve. She plans to work with her flexibility and strength so she made a daily checklist of moves she would complete every day.


She hopes to continue to perform as much as possible because she loves being on stage. She plans to dance through high school and college. She plans on becoming an architect but would dance for the rest of her life.

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