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Giving credit to this amazing ALDC little dancer Haley Vrolijk. just 10 years old (She beat Brooke K, Sarah Hunt a lot of times this season and tied with Mackenzie)

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaLmoS-Ekjg)

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Ryan Nogy’s amazing self choreographed solo - at Jump Buffalo 2015

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiKwJouaTiE)

Nia Frazier has been called slurs by her own dance teacher and has had a mockery made of her race through backhanded, stereotypical solo pieces. Nia Frazier only ever gets featured in a part when it’s to play a “Black Role.” Nia Frazier and her mother are constantly nagged for placing importance on their education outside of dance and are called pretentious and snobbish any time they’re articulate. Nia Frazier stands up for herself verbally and never meeks out or hides behind her mother. Nia Frazier has taken every criticism Abby Miller has given her both on her dancing and on her character and applied it. Nia Frazier was given a body more muscular and square than an “ideal” dance body and shows off her muscles as a point of pride. Nia Frazier has worn her braids on stage despite being against “regulation” and her mother has encouraged that. Nia Frazier behaves and dresses like a normal 13-year-old girl. Nia Frazier is multi-talented, artistic and academic. Nia Frazier shows that true talent comes from passion and how hard you work, not the feet, arms, neck and waist you were born with.

Nia Frazier is a growing young woman with a voice that she is not afraid to use and should be celebrated by everyone.