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January 5, 2015

My name is Alexis and I dance at the Patterson School of Ballet. Before I came to the Patterson School of Ballet, I was an okay dancer and I did not have a lot of training in proper technique. Now I do more hours of dance than I had ever imagined! Michael is very careful to teach us to do things correctly and he fixes me when I’m not doing something right. He also tells us when we do something really great and I love that! Since I dance a lot more, my technique and splits have improved. I love my classes and I have made a bunch of new friends.


Other than dance, I ski each winter, I used to bowl every Saturday, and I drove a racecar at Lake Erie Speedway for two years. I also love to spend time with my friends at the mall and just hanging out. With homework on top of that, I’m super busy but I like it that way.


Ballet is very hard and challenging at times but it also helps me become stronger. Some days, I get home from school and just don’t feel like putting on a leotard and tights. As soon as I’m dressed and ready to go, though, I feel better about it. I love my classes and I love to feel like I’m getting a little better each week. My grandparents will be surprised when I perform this year because I think they will really see a difference!


Patterson School of Ballet, Inc.

2415 W. 26 Street

Erie, PA 16506


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