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Draggon

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Totally OT - Drumming Up Support for Local Talent
« on: July 05, 2014, 12:19:45 PM »
Okay, this is a bit of a shameless plug, but it's worth a try to drum up more support for this amazing young local talent...

My daughter has learned and subsequently taught dance at a local Indianapolis dance school for the last 13 years. The network of dancers and their families associated with this school have become pretty close over the years resulting in many lasting friendships.

One of the dancers - Valerie Rockey - reached college age and went to IU for a year or so, but then decided to head to LA last fall to try to further her dance career. Recently, she auditioned for the new season of "So You Think You Can Dance!":



She ended up with a "ticket" for Hollywood Week (where they whittle it down to just 20 contestants).

On last week's show (6/25/2014), the show pruned it down from 150 dancers with tickets to just 20 (10 guys, 10 gals) who will be contestants on this year's show. Valerie made it!

On this past Wednesday's show (7/2/2014), Valerie (& Zack) did a tap number that was simply remarkable:



Here's a cute little 1-min video from the show featuring Valerie:



Valerie and her family are good people. I've known her since she was about 6 years old and have watched her get better and better over the years. On the show, she's so unique, talented and her enthusiasm is so contagious. Please give her a shot and see if you agree... :)

You can follow Valerie's SYTYCD arc on Facebook (I know, I know) here:

https://www.facebook.com/Dance11Valerie

Valerie is really representing Indy well, please check it out and send your votes her way!  The show airs on Wednesdays at 8E/7C with voting open from the show's conclusion until 10am (E?) the next day.

Thanks!

Ron

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Re: Totally OT - Drumming Up Support for Local Talent
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 05:44:16 PM »
Very cool!
Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand.
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Re: Totally OT - Drumming Up Support for Local Talent
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 08:28:31 AM »
Very cool!

Couldn't agree more!  :)
 
Valerie is now in the Top 18 - hoping for Top 16 after tonight's show.  My wife and daughter flew out to LA yesterday to watch Valerie on the show live tonight.  They'll likely get a few seconds of screen time on live national TV...  :P

 

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