Q&A: Hannah Hopkins (11)

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Hannah Hopkins (11) begins to stretch her leg in the JV dance studio at M2 Dance Center. It was only the second day of practice for Hannah and as a result her legs were very sore.

Jocelyn Vanek

Q:What inspired you to dance for the Centralettes?

A:I grew up loving dance, and when I was in middle school I remember watching both JV and Varsity perform for the first time. I told myself ‘wow, I want to be a part of a winning team like that’.

Q:How old were you when you first started dancing?

A:[I was] seven years old [when I started dancing].

Q:How many days of the week do you spend dancing?

A:[I spend] five days a week [at the studio], and on occasion seven [days a week] for camps on the weekend.

Q:What is your favorite style of dance and why?

A:[My favorite style of dance is] contemporary [because] you can tell stories or how you are feeling without even using words.

Q:Have you ever danced at a different studio than M2? If so, where?

A:Yes [I used to dance at] Turning Point Dance Studio in Lockport, Indiana.

Q:Do you consider what you do a sport?

A:Yes, 100 percent.

Q:What is your favorite thing about the Centralette dance program?

A:My favorite thing would have to be the bond all of us have. We are one big family, and all the hard work we put in sometimes [can be] so tiring.  We put our bodies to the limit on a daily basis, but in the end it is worth it when we are holding those state championship trophies.