Meet our June Dancer of the Month
“It’s ok to be nervous at first, but the other dancers and teachers will help you to grow and be more confident within yourself.”
Believe us when we tell you that this kid has SWAG!
Madi is one of our Saturday ‘Beat Breakers’ who had her first taste of dancing and performing at the age of 8 when she started learning traditional Pacific Island style dancing. ‘I was keen to give dance a proper go last year – so when me and my parents were looking at dance studios, Elan easily stood out from the rest. Looking through all the videos on the Elan social media pages, it seemed like the best fit for me!’
When we asked Madi what she wanted to get out of the experience, she said: ‘To make new friendships, to help build my confidence but mainly to have fun and also learn some new moves to use on TikTok’ 😂
Madi is a great role model to the other kids and we are so lucky to have her! She is always improving and says that her favourite class is Afrojam as it is ‘always a vibe’.
What was your first experience like at Elan? ‘I was really nervous at first, but the teachers and other Beat Breakers were really welcoming. By the end of my first session I was tired but I really enjoyed it.’
What would you say to people who are scared to give it a go? ‘It’s ok to be nervous at first, but the other dancers and teachers will help you to grow and be more confident within yourself. Classes are always fun and everyone there hypes you up.’
What would you say is your biggest highlight since joining Elan? ‘My biggest highlight would be performing at last year’s Elanien show case at Regal Theatre. It was one of the biggest audience I performed in front of which was scary and cool at the same time. It was cool to perform with the whole dance company too and be able to watch and learn from the adults.’