Meet the Minis!

Did you know that we introduced a BRAND NEW level to the DUPC this season?! For those of you who are new here, DUPC is the Dance Unlimited Performance Company, our studio’s program for dancers who are looking for more than a weekly recreational class. To learn more about DUPC, click here to read one of our past blog posts! For now, we can’t wait to introduce our newest addition, The Minis! 

Our Mini Company is made up of dancers ages 6-9, making them our youngest group of performers. These dancers were selected by invitation only and are required to take weekly technique classes in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. Hip Hop and Acro classes are optional but encouraged. The Mini Company is a great introduction to what it’s like to be a part of the DUPC!

To help our DU families get to know a little bit more about our Mini Company, we asked them a few fun questions. Read their answers below!

 


 

Sailor D.Sailor D. 

How long have you been dancing at DU? 4 years

Favorite style of dance? Hip hop and lyrical 

Favorite food? Pork

Who is your favorite celebrity and why? Sofie Dossi because I love watching and learning how to be a contortionist just her. I also love Lucille Ball from I Love Lucy because she is so funny and my favorite episode is The Girls Want To Go To A Nightclub. 

Favorite TV show or movie? I have two favorite shows on Netflix and one is Cobra Kai because I love to try and copy all the karate moves. The other is All Of Us Are Dead because I love Zombies and love pretending to act like one. On tv I love watching Dr. Pimple Popper and I try to practice on my dad but he won’t let me. My favorite movies are Life of The Party and The Lost City because they’re so funny! 

What would you do with a billion dollars? I would buy the most fashionable clothes, a Gucci bag, Versace perfume, and buy myself a car. 

Besides dance, what are you really good at? I’m really good at doing makeup, basketball, swimming, doing math, baking, training dogs, and being an actress and fashion star. 

What is one of your goals for the future? My goal is to dance really hard so I can travel. I’m really hoping to dance in Europe, Hawaii, Paris, and New York.

 


Arya G.Arya G.

How long have you been dancing at DU? 6 years

Favorite style of dance? Modern

Favorite food? Sushi

Who is your favorite celebrity and why? Taylor Swift because I like her songs.

Favorite TV show or movie? Mandalorian

What would you do with a billion dollars? Help the poor. 

Besides dance, what are you really good at? Sports and art.

What is one of your goals for the future? Stylist. 

 


Teagan R.Teagan R

How long have you been dancing at DU? 6 years

Favorite style of dance? Jazz

Favorite food? Ice cream

Who is your favorite celebrity and why? Taylor Swift – I like her music. 

Favorite TV show or movie? The Descendants. 

What would you do with a billion dollars?  If I had a billion dollars, I would buy an airplane and go to Hawaii and other places.

Besides dance, what are you really good at? I think I’m really good at art.

What is one of your goals for the future? I want to become a better dancer and wear pointe shoes.

 


Mia S.Mia S.

How long have you been dancing at DU? 5 years

Favorite style of dance? Acro

Favorite food? Saucy franks and breakfast sandwiches

Who is your favorite celebrity and why? A for Adley (YouTube)

Favorite TV show or movie? YouTube

What would you do with a billion dollars?  Buy Target’s toy section!

Besides dance, what are you really good at? Basketball

What is one of your goals for the future? Take care of babies.

 


Emma G.Emma G.

How long have you been dancing at DU? 5 years

Favorite style of dance? Jazz

Favorite food? Cheese pizza

Who is your favorite celebrity and why? Taylor Swift. She is so talented and I love all of her songs.

Favorite TV show or movie? Home Alone

What would you do with a billion dollars? Go to Disney World as many times as I could

Besides dance, what are you really good at? Drawing and karate

What is one of your goals for the future? Growing up to be a “big girl” dancer!

 


Violet S.Violet S.

How long have you been dancing at DU? 5 years

Favorite style of dance? Jazz

Favorite food? Buttered noodles with marinara on the side

Who is your favorite celebrity and why? Kerri Strug because she worked hard and did her best to win a gold medal even though she was injured

Favorite TV show or movie? Percy Jackson and the Olympians

What would you do with a billion dollars? Go to Hawaii to see the whales

Besides dance, what are you really good at? Basketball

What is one of your goals for the future? I want to be a marine biologist and study whales.

 


Olivia R.Olivia R.

How long have you been dancing at DU? 5 years

Favorite style of dance? Jazz

Favorite food? Sushi

Who is your favorite celebrity and why? Taylor Swift because she has awesome songs

Favorite TV show or movie? The Inbestigators

What would you do with a billion dollars? Buy a mansion! 

Besides dance, what are you really good at? Reading

What is one of your goals for the future? Be able to do all 3 splits!

 


Paislie P.Paislie

How long have you been dancing at DU? 5 years

Favorite style of dance? Hip Hop

Favorite food? Pizza

Who is your favorite celebrity and why? Ariana Grande, I love her songs and singing them

Favorite TV show or movie? KC Undercover and The Grinch

What would you do with a billion dollars? Go to college, get a car, and donate to charity to help people

Besides dance, what are you really good at? Drawing

What is one of your goals for the future? To go to college and become a doctor

 


Ashlyn J.
Ashlyn

How long have you been dancing at DU? 5 years

Favorite style of dance? Jazz and Acro

What would you do with a billion dollars? Open up my own dance studio

Besides dance, what are you really good at? Skiing 

What is one of your goals for the future? Dancing as part of DUPC elite and going to competitions

 

 

 

 


Charlotte D.

How long have you been dancing at DU? 7 years

Favorite style of dance? Acro

Favorite food? Ravioli

Who is your favorite celebrity and why? Taylor Swift because she is a great singer

Favorite TV show or movie? Barbie Movies

What would you do with a billion dollars? I would travel anywhere I want.

Besides dance, what are you really good at? I’m really good at math

What is one of your goals for the future?  I want to be able to do an aerial.

 


Harmony H.
Harmony

How long have you been dancing at DU? 3 years

Favorite style of dance? Jazz

Favorite food? Pizza

Who is your favorite celebrity and why? Taylor Swift because I love her songs

Favorite TV show or movie? Is it Cake?

What would you do with a billion dollars? Buy a house and decorate it with Dance Unlimited stuff

Besides dance, what are you really good at? Basketball

What is one of your goals for the future? To be really good at dancing

 


Caliana B.
Caliana

How long have you been dancing at DU? 3 years

Favorite style of dance? Hip hop

Favorite food? Hotdogs

Who is your favorite celebrity and why? Mal from Descendants because she’s number 1 and she’s pretty

Favorite TV show or movie? Descendants

What would you do with a billion dollars? Get a lot of toys, a new phone, and buy myself a house

Besides dance, what are you really good at? Making people laugh

What is one of your goals for the future? To get a back walkover

 


Kenna C.

Kenna C.How long have you been dancing at DU? 6 years

Favorite style of dance? Acro

Favorite food? Homemade mac and cheese

Favorite TV show or movie? Toy Story

What would you do with a billion dollars? Spend it on dance!

Besides dance, what are you really good at? Playing with my friends

What is one of your goals for the future? To start to like vegetables

 


Brooklyn F.

Brooklyn F.How long have you been dancing at DU? 2.5 years

Favorite style of dance? Hip hop

Favorite food? Spaghetti and meatballs

Who is your favorite celebrity and why? Katy Perry, because she sings my favorite song “Firework”

Favorite TV show or movie? Leo

What would you do with a billion dollars? I would go to a Katy Perry concert and I would go to Florida. 

Besides dance, what are you really good at? Gymnastics

What is one of your goals for the future? To be a better and stronger dancer

 


 

Thank you, dancers, for sharing a little bit more about your life both in and out of the dance studio!

Our Mini DUPC has had an amazing season so far! Last month, our Mini Team had their first performance for the Maine Bulldogs at the Kennebec Valley YMCA. They performed a holiday dance at halftime and we were so proud of their bravery. Take a look at an adorable moment from the performance!

Mini DUPC

Catch our DUPC Mini Team perform at our 2024 Recital. What an amazing group of young dancers! We can’t wait to see what these dancers accomplish this season and in the years to come at DU. They have big dreams for the future, and we’re here to support them every step of the way.

If your child is interested in joining the DUPC, please contact the studio. We can provide more details about joining us and let you know if we think your dancer might be a  great fit!