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Spotlight: Artist of the Month

Nayeli Dominguez, at the age of 16, has been passionately and intermittently engaged in the art of hip-hop dancing since she took her first steps into the captivating world of dance at the tender age of 9. Her journey in dance has been a consistent source of boundless joy, a love that has only deepened over the years, particularly when she embarked on her first dance class.

Her unwavering motivation to persevere in this rhythmic pursuit is fueled solely by her genuine passion and profound affection for the art of dance. Her most cherished moments within this world are those when she graces the stage, captivating and entertaining audiences, and experiences the electric energy that surges through her as she dances in harmony with her fellow teammates.

On the flip side, the less favored aspect of her dance journey revolves around the rigorous demands of conditioning and stamina building. These challenges, Nayeli admits, can be quite formidable. However, she stands resilient, pushing herself through these demanding sessions with unwavering determination.

Dance, beyond being a mere hobby, profoundly impacts Nayeli’s daily life. It has nurtured her sociability, teaching her the importance of teamwork, and instilled values of humility and integrity, which are continually reinforced by her coaches and fellow dancers.

Moreover, dance serves as a powerful source of happiness and excitement, playing a significant role in promoting her overall mental well-being. It’s more than just a pastime; it’s a lifeline to her happiness.

Being part of a dance team holds a special place in Nayeli’s heart, thanks to the close-knit bonds formed with like-minded individuals who share her passion and love for dance. She deeply values her team, cherishing the profound connection they share. She expressed, “Something I enjoy about being on the dance team is the connection you create with those people. Knowing you’re in a team of people who share the same passion and love for dance just as much as you do, I’m truly grateful for my team!”

Balancing the demands of her personal life with her commitment to dance can be difficult, but Nayeli prioritizes quality time with loved ones during those precious moments when she’s not practicing or performing. This balance is her key to maintaining the joy and fulfillment she finds in both worlds.

With an unwavering determination and an abundance of enthusiasm, Nayeli enthusiastically affirms her intention to continue her dance journey, even beyond her high school years. The stage is set for her to continue dazzling and inspiring others with her passion for dance, as she dances her way into a future that promises to be as extraordinary as her journey thus far.


  • Neftaly Salgado

    Hola! My name is Neftaly and I’m in 9th grade. I love dancing! The reason I’m writing for the paper is because I love writing and reading!

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