Competitive dancing can be very stressful, especially for young performers. But one teen knew that when picking the right theme, it had to be personal. Tylar Olsen is 14 years old and was about to participate in a competitive performance. She was taking suggestions from her mom Andrea on what exactly should be the theme of her dance. Her mom told her that perhaps it should be a moving tribute to the men and women in blue.
But why would Tylar perform a dance about the police? What connection did she have with that? Well, it turns out that Tylar’s uncle is actually a policeman. His name is Sergeant Kevin Norris and if his eyes didn’t tear up while watching his niece dance her heart out, then I don’t know what would! What this young girl was able to do while on stage is truly incredible. In fact, it’s shocking. In the best possible way.
Dance can express a variety of emotions. Very deep emotions. For her dance, Tylar danced the poignant spoken word poem “Policeman”. The young teen is dancing to the words of famous radio broadcaster Paul Harvey, who is narrating the poem. When you watch the dance, chances are that goosebumps will appear on your arms. But the creativity doesn’t end there.
Tylar also decided to add an officer to her performance, who is standing from afar-at the very end of the stage. Seeing that just adds to the emotions of the performance. That’s creativity at it’s complete finest. The fact that this girl chose to dance to words that are spoken instead of simply just playing music was genius.
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