Maddie Potts is a 13-year-old dancer from Wheeling, West Virginia. She dances at LDT Dance Centre.

 “We are strong and resilient, and even through the tough times, we can still enjoy what we love to do, and for me, that is dance!”

How does dance have a positive impact on your life?

Dance has had such a positive impact on my life. It has taught me discipline and how to always work hard. Also, because of the confidence I have gained through dance, I am not afraid to try new and exciting things outside of the dance studio, like school activities and sports. In addition, I have learned about teamwork and the commitment level it takes to be a part of a team. Finally, after years of competing at the [regional] and national levels, I have learned that it’s not about winning or losing, but rather growing and learning throughout the experience. While I love it when we win, sometimes just being around my friends doing what we all love to do is more important than any trophy or national title.

How do you want to use dance to be a positive influence on your community?

I would like to use dance to show our community that even during difficult times like we are all facing these days, we can always step back, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty around us. While so many are consumed these days with issues like the coronavirus, I would like to show my community that we are strong and resilient and even through the tough times, we can still enjoy what we love to do, and for me, that is dance!

Previous articleWashington: Brooklyn Getzinger
Next articleWisconsin: Braelyn Fleming
Showstopper Magazine Online is a site for teens to get connected, inspired, and creative! We are always talking about the latest trends in lifestyle, beauty, fashion, music, and of course, dance! We were founded by the creatives at Showstopper, America’s #1 Dance Competition, as another way we hope to add a little sparkle to your day!