|Tina Lendman with the San Pedro Dance Company's "selected six"
Six lucky dancers from the San Pedro Dance Company
have been selected to take part in this year's summer exchange program. During
the 2002 Parent's Night held Friday evening at the Lions Den, Ms. Tina Lendman
of The Dance Factory in Wisconsin, USA chose the six participants from among the
intermediate group (10-11 years old). Prior to the announcement, Ms. Lendman
said she wished she could take all of the dancers because they were all talented
young girls. The six dancers are Alexis Guerrero, Lizett Graniel, Jean
Surentine, Jessie Leslie, Monique Del Valle and Lindsey Crimmins. Members of the
Dance Company then presented the dance instructor with several tokens of their
appreciation. By the end of next week, the dancers selected are expected to
confirm their participation in the summer exchange program. If for one reason or
another they choose not to go, a substitute dancer/s will be chosen by the
senior dance instructor, Ms. Rosita Balthazar.
Lendman has returned to Wisconsin to make all the necessary preparations to
welcome the island dancers who will be hosted by a family from Wisconsin. The
dancers will travel to the US in July for a two-week dance course which includes
jazz, modern pop and ballet lessons. Aside from their rigorous training
schedules, they will also visit some of the more popular sites and amusement
parks in Wisconsin.
This is the fourth group
of local dancers to travel abroad since the beginning of the summer exchange
program in 1999. This instruction is designed to enhance the dancer's skills and
introduce them to a variety of new techniques. After they return, the girls
share their skills and knowledge with their "sisters," improving the comp-any's
The San Pedro Sun
congratulates the San Pedro Dance Company for a wonderful show
and wishes the "select six" all the best!