The girls, all students at 24/7
"We are in three scenes," Madison said. "It is mostly jazz music, toe-tapping music. And we sing."
All of the girls said they want to pursue careers in professional dancing.
A core group of dancers is traveling to all the cities, but in each one, an ensemble group is chosen from auditions for the specific city performances.
"They were picked as individuals for their skills, not as a group from the studio," said Korrell. She and the other 22 instructors at the studio have been working with the girls in all types of dance, as well as acting and singing.
Korrell, who has operated her studio for 13 years, is proud of the girls for their achievements.
"You have to find your passion. It doesn't have to be in performance, there is directing, producing, costumes, a lot more," Korrell said.
Each morning for the past several weeks, parents have driven the girls to
The rehearsal is hard work, and O'Neal keeps the girls on track.
"He lets us know when we aren't keeping up," Addison said.
Korrell said that is an eye-opener for parents. "They may think their kids are great, but it is a whole different thing when they are being directed by a professional."
"It is a good taste of what professional life is like. ... It is a real education," said
The girls have made new friends and are getting experience in the real world of performing arts, the parents said.
"It is a learning experience for the parents, too," Korrell said. "It required the kids and parents to be professional."
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