Interview With A Dancer – Amber Sun
“I can’t imagine what my life would be without dance. I had excellent training from the teachers at Progressive Dance Studio.”
How old were you when you started dancing a Progressive Dance Studio?
I was seven years old when I first started dancing at Progressive Dance Studio.
And what have you learned?
I learned what it means to be on a team. Time management, how to be responsible. Definitely time management, something I had to learn at a young age just balancing schoolwork and dance.
What’s your favorite style of dance?
Right now, I would say it’s contemporary. It’s my favorite style.
Amber 7 years old. At the studio for her dance recital .
What are some of your favorite memories from dancing at Progressive Dance Studio?
One of my favorite memories dancing at Progressive Dance Studio is probably getting to perform at Disney. That was so much fun. And getting to say that I danced on stage at Lincoln Center is also pretty cool.
What is the best part of being a dancer?
The best part of being a dancer for me is probably the experiences I was able to have. I feel as a dancer, you’re exposed to so many different people and environments especially as a competition dancer.
What is the hardest part of being a dancer?
The hardest part about being a dancer for me is probably feeling you’re not improving or it’s hard not to be so critical and hard on yourself because I feel like most dancers are, and just not comparing yourself to other people.
Amber practicing turns during class at the studio.
What has it meant to be a part of Synergy Dance Company?
Everyone in Synergy Dance Company is like my second family. The team, everyone is my best friend and I’m just so grateful for all the memories I was able to have with everyone. The dance competitions and dance convention weekends were always my favorite weekends of the year. Just getting to be in a hotel with all my friends and performing on stage is so much fun.
Amber 16 years old. Performing with Synergy Dance Company at the Revel Dance Competition in New Brunswick, NJ.
Tell us about your training at Progressive Dance Studio.
The teachers at Progressive Dance Studio, they definitely helped me grow as both a dancer and a person. Just the life lessons I was taught. I love that I’m a dancer and I loved that I found dance at Progressive Dance Studio specifically, so thanks to my parents for putting me in classes here when I was younger. I really think that dance is my passion and I’m really happy that I found it. Progressive Dance Studio has definitely become my second family, second home, the dancers here and all the teachers I just know are going to be lifelong friends for me.
Ambers performance at the Revel Dance Competition, March 2020, in New Brunswick, NJ.
What will you take with you?
How grateful I am that I had Progressive Dance Studio as a place to train and be with my best friends.
I was accepted into Boston University’s Physical Therapy Program. It’s a six year accelerated program. So hopefully, in six years, I come out with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Any final words?
I can’t imagine what my life would be like without Progressive Dance Studio and Miss Jolene, she was one of my first teachers. You’re going to make me cry.
Message to Amber
“Hi, my name is Jolene Perry and I’m the owner of Progressive Dance Studio in Englewood, New Jersey. I want to take a moment to talk about Amber Sun and what she has meant to me in the studio. She started with us when she was seven years old, and she continued until she graduated this spring. Amber has meant so much to everyone. She’s shown such dedication, commitment, and respect for the teachers, for students. She was a big, big part of Progressive Dance Studio.
I want to congratulate her for attending Boston University and joining the dance team. She’s going to be amazing on the dance team I’m sure. Amber, I want you to know how much we love you and how much we’re rooting for you and wishing you the best that life can offer you.”
“We love you!”
– Miss Jolene
Miss Jolene’s message to Amber.
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