Q&A: Hannah Hopkins (11)


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, Author

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.