Mia is the 10-year-old daughter of Ray and Maria Elizondo and is a 5th grader at Daggett Montessori.  She has been dancing with FLDC for 8 years, that’s almost her entire life!  Mia has danced competitively for four years, she is currently a member of the Junior Team and the Swagger Jagger hip hop team.  Miss Lauren said “I teach Mia for both Junior Team and Junior Contemporary and she is always and absolute pleasure to have in class.  Mia always has a good attitude in class and continually encourages her teammates to work hard.  She is dedicated, has a wild sense of humor, and has a heart of gold.  I am proud to have Mia in class because she is a role model for dancers of all ages.”Ms. Frances said “Mia works hard, listens when I teach and makes corrections.  Mia has been with me since she was little tiny and has progressed a long way!”. Mrs. Angelique, Mia’s ballet and lyrical teacher said, “Mia has a natural ability to learn movement quickly and easily. She is also an excellent student and because of her positive attitude she is a joy to teach.”  When Mia is not dancing she likes camping, Legos, swimming, and reading.We are so blessed to have Mia dancing with us. We wish her the best of luck on her upcoming competition season and congratulations!

Elizabeth is 2 years old and in Mrs. Joy’s Twinkle Toes class.  Her proud parents are Paul and Angel Grondin.  Angel said, “Dancing truly is her favorite thing to do.  She is always asking to have music on.”  When she’s not dancing, Elizabeth likes to play with her baby dolls and play kitchen.  Mrs. Joy said “Elizabeth, being so young, has demonstrated a great enthusiasm for dance.  She has mastered most of the basic dance moves that are required for her to move on to the next level AND she has only been dancing since September!”. Elizabeth has a bright future ahead of her, her mom also said “She has picked up so quickly and learns new dance steps every week.  She is constantly dancing and loves to practice at home – even at the dinner table!  She even asks to sleep in her ballet shoes (so cute!).  Her favorite dance move is heel steps and her favorite song is the bumble bee song.”  We hope to watch Elizabeth grow to reach her full potential and develop her love of dance for years to come, congratulations Elizabeth!

Elizabeth Grondin

Mia Elizondo