Grace has been assisting with the A Chance to Dance program since day one. This will be her 7th consecutive year with the program. Grace has a love and passion for dance and was crowned Miss Dance of the Bluegrass in 2017. In addition to this honor Grace has received a variety of awards and scholarships for her talent. While Grace spends seven days a week at the dance studio her favorite days are Sundays because she gets to work with our students. She loves sharing her knowledge and passion of dance with the kids and has formed friendships with the students that will last a lifetime.
Palmer has been assisting with the A Chance to Dance program for the past seven years. Although he joined the program with no dance experience he has quickly caught on and is a wonderful asset to the program. Palmer looks forward to Sundays on a weekly basis and cherishes the relationships he has formed with our students. Being an assistant for A Chance to Dance and the opportunity he has had to work with our students has given him the passion to work with children with special needs in his future profession. Palmer aspires to be a Pediatric Nurse and hopes to have the opportunity to work with students with special needs in the medical setting.
Bella is 14 years old and is a Freshman in high school. She has assisted with "A Chance to Dance" for 3 years and has helped in both the young and adult classes. Bella has been dancing at Barbara Ann's School of Dance since she was 2 years old. Some of her hobbies include dancing, singing, modeling and spending time with friends and family. Bella has said that not only are the students benefiting from the program, but the assistants are too!
Faith is a 6th grader at EJ Hayes Middle School. This is her first year assisting with “A Chance to Dance,” and she is helping primarily with the youth class. Faith has been dancing since she was 3 years old, and her favorite thing about dancing is performing. She also enjoys volleyball, organizing things, watching youtube videos, and seeing family. Mint is her color and ice cream/Starbuck’s flavor of choice. Faith’s favorite part about ACTD is getting to see the students every week.