Dance teacher Ms. PattiJo Hopes took the dance students to the Utah High School Dance Festival in Draper at Corner Canyon High School. This festival was hosted by the Utah Dance Education Organization (UDEO) and is dedicated to a full day of sharing, learning, growing, and performing.
The dance students had an opportunity to present a dance that was choreographed by senior Ami Konoike and junior Micah Inglish and was adjudicated by prestigious dance choreographers and teachers. As a result, Wasatch Academy dancers received a mark of excellence and a trophy for their efforts.
The students exceeded Ms. Hopes expectations as they were up against large dance companies that practice 10 or more hours a week. The Wasatch Academy students had only the time to practice 45 minutes a day. “I am very proud of them,” said Ms. Hopes.