Shannon Foy | Senior Dancer
I started dancing when I was just 3 years old. My first dance class was on Saturday mornings with Mrs. Tara. As far back as I can remember, and from what I was told, I was always the outgoing kid. I have picture proof of me ready for my first recital in the infamous red, frilly Rockin Robin costume, with possibly the sassiest pose that a 3 year old could ever make. I know for a fact that dance was a huge influence which helped enhance this trait of mine, and if possible, made me become even more outgoing. Over what seems like the incredibly fast 14 years that I have spent at the Ballet Studio, I have gained so much knowledge- not just on dance, but also on life. Dance taught me to point my toes and to smile to the audience, both two VERY important things! But I think the most important thing I will take from my time here at TBS, is to never waste a waking moment on something you aren't happy doing. Dance has become a part of me. Doing something that I love to do, and for so long, has shown me to not take anything for granted. Not only have I learned this through my own realization, but also from the amazing staff who works at the Ballet Studio. Being involved with recreational classes all of my life and going into my 8th year of competition as a senior in high school, I can confidently say I would not have spent my time any other way. I have met many wonderful people, including the dancers and teachers, who have all become my very good friends. The Ballet Studio has left a permanent mark on me and I cannot picture my life without it or without dancing. It is crazy to me that I am already a senior, and honestly, time really does fly. After I graduate from Northern Burlington County Regional High School, I plan to attend a 4 year University. Although I am not completely sure of what I will be doing, I know it will be something that will make me happy. Thank you to everyone here at TBS, you really are family. I know my last year here will be unforgettable.