Q & A: Amanda Roberts


Amanda Roberts (12) strikes a pose in the Crown Point Courthouse in Crown Point, Ind. Roberts has been dancing since she was three years old.

Cami Wallace, Author

Q: How did you get into dance?

A: I took my first ballet class when I was three years old and I loved it, so I decided to try other styles of dance and eventually began dancing competitively.

Q: How does it feel when you dance?

A: When I’m dancing it really helps me relax because it’s like I’m in my own world for a short period of time.

Q: How do you feel that it’s your senior year?

A:  It’s hard knowing that it’s my senior year, and I’ll be leaving my studio because I’ve danced there for 12 years; I hope to continue dancing in college whether its competitively or just for fun!

Q: What is the best part about dance?

A: The best part about dancing is that everyday you can challenge yourself to improve or learn something new. You can’t ever settle with yourself, and having the opportunity to dance with so many other amazing dancers inspires me to become better everyday.