By: Lindsey Ferguson
To many people around the world, dance is just a fun thing to do. At social gatherings, such as weddings and school events, we usually find our families and friends making fools out of themselves in an attempt to try and look smooth on the dance floor. However, some people are actually lucky enough to have a skill that doesn’t make them look like a total novice. Nora Manz, a sophomore at Lahser High School, is one of the lucky few who considers dance to be a way of life. “When I was three a saw a commercial for river dance on tv,” Manz stated “and I asked my mom if I could do it without even knowing what it was.” Sophomores Lindsey Kuohn and Karlie Slater are both also no strangers to competitive dance. Lindsey has been dancing since she was about four years old and competes all throughout Michigan. “I love dancing. But my favorite is probably jazz. It’s so fun!” Karlie Slater travels all around the country and has even danced with celebrities. “My studio works with radio Disney. I’ve danced with Raven, the cheetah girls, its so fun I love it.” But where are these girls headed next? Nora says that her dance team may be flying across the atlantic to Ireland for a big competition while Lindsey and Karlie stay domestic to compete. Lindsey says that her team will probably end up in Indianapolis while Karlie says her team will be learning around 30-40 dances to compete in Florida.