Shooting Stars is Back!
Published on Monday, March 25, 2013 - 4:54pm
Shooting Stars is a hip hop and contemporary dance class taught by mother-and-daughter team of Ahriana and LaConteau Merryweather. The classes are for boys and girls ages 5-12 and will be taking place on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Q: What types of skills are you looking for at the Shooting Stars auditon on April 10?
Ahri: During auditions, we are looking for personality and tenacity. You do not have to already know how to dance but you must be eager to learn.
Q: I hear that you will be working with a theme this session. Can you tell us what the theme is, and how you decided on it?
Ahri: The theme is a hip-hop version of The Wiz because that's one of our favorite family movies and we wanted to share it with a new generation in a new way. If you are coming to tryouts and haven’t seen The Wiz yet, you should watch it to get an idea of the kinds of songs and style we are going to have for this recital.
Q: What is the best and most challenging part of teaching a dance class?
Ahri: The best part of the class is making new friends, teaching the art of hip hop, and I LOVE TO DANCE. The most challenging part is getting students to focus, maintaining attendance and preparing for the shows.
In her spare time, Ahri finds worms for her turtle Bobo; plays with her dogs Sugar, Rusty, and King; dances; sings; and reads.