Anna Parlapiano is a fourteen-year-old dancer from Greeneville, Tennessee. She dances at Winter & Company Dance Studio.
“I want to use dance to make a positive influence on my community by showing that it can bring others together. Dancing puts me into a happy state of mind.”
How does dance have a positive impact on your life?
Dance has a positive impact on me by keeping me going. Even through times like this when we are all stuck at home, I am dancing at the house to keep me entertained as well as learning. During dance classes, you can be yourself and have fun. However, there are times when you need to be serious and can learn things that you will use for the rest of your life by your encouraging teachers. Dancing puts me into a happy state of mind.
How do you want to use dance to have a positive influence on your community?
I want to use dance to make a positive influence on my community by showing that it can bring others together. My team and I have danced at religious events, festivals, and rallies to spread awareness. When you start dancing and everyone gathers around and you can see smiles on their faces, it really warms your heart. Moments like those makeup what the joy in a community is.