COLUMBUS – Columbus dance studio iDance Project made a very successful trip to a national competition in Branson, Missouri at the end of June.
42 out of the 51 routines that iDance performed at the Starpower National Talent Competition placed in the top ten. iDance also received nine first overalls and eight second overalls, as well as being named Grand Line National Champions.
iDance Project was started by Valley, Nebraska native Mikaela Wills in July 2010. Wills has been dancing since the age of two, and after graduating from college, she wanted to continue to pursue her passion through a new avenue.
“I worked out in the real world, and I just really missed dance,” Wills said. “I wanted to give this opportunity to myself and work with kids, and share my passion with dance.”
iDance isn’t just a dance studio to its students, it’s almost a second family that is always there for one another.
“This really is a family environment,” iDance student Avery Stephens said. “You know when you walk in these doors that if you’re having a bad day, you have this whole family behind you to support you.”
iDance Project offers classes from ages 18 months and up in a variety of different dancing styles, and is open to all experience levels from beginner to advanced.