Balancing Dance, ISSMA and Formal

Ashley Bates and lakecentralnews

Usually on the day of Formal, the only thing girls worry about is when to make their hair appointments, but for Lauren Bourget (10), worrying about hair was only half the battle.  Bourget had a dance competition, ISSMA and Formal all on the same day. 

“I had to dance at 8 a.m.  As soon as I was finished dancing, I rushed to the car to go to ISSMA,” Bourget said.

Bourget has been on the Danzforce team for two years and has been dancing her whole life.  As she grows older, more conflicts in her life ensue.

 “I have conflicts with musical rehearsals,” Bourget said. “Sometimes we have camps on Saturdays, but I miss hours of rehearsal because I have a dance competition the same day or sometimes I miss my competition for the musical.”

Despite the conflicts, Bourget was able to make all three of her events for the day. She also scored gold at District with the Treblaires and had enough time to get ready for Formal.

“I never want to quit dance. It’s a great form of exercise,” Bourget said. “When I dance, I feel free. I’ve been dancing since I could walk, so dancing comes naturally to me.”