This spring, we’ve taken the time to sit down and talk with many of our Senior Team dancers. Most of these amazing young ladies have been dancing with BCA since they were little girls, and our Senior Team has been a testament to the rewards of hard work and dedication.
We will be sadly saying goodbye to many of our Seniors as they embark on the next phase in their lives. But the younger members of the Senior Team are ready to step into their teammates’ very big (dance) shoes.
Korinne Pfeifer is 18 years old and a senior in high school. She has been dancing at BCA for eleven years, since she was 8 years old. Korinne is literally one of BCA’s original dancers, and we have watched her grow into an amazing young lady. Korinne, we couldn’t be more proud of you!
Korinne has been on the Senior Team for four years. We talked with her about the lessons of dance—and life. Chase Your Dreams
Q: You just returned from Nationals where the Senior Team won two bids to Worlds. Talk about that experience and the hard work it takes to get there.
A: We start our season in May and we work until Worlds in April, so we spend many hours working to make sure our routines are perfect and good enough to get a bid. The Worlds experience is amazing; the atmosphere is crazy. You would never think it would be so serious, but everyone is so passionate and dedicated.
Q: Describe what it has been like to dance at BCA since you were 8 years old.
A: Growing up with a second family was amazing! I’ve learned so much from the staff and my teammates. It’s really cool coming here after school and talking with my friends; it’s so cool to have friends that don’t go to my school. And I’ve learned not only about dance, but life experiences. I have known Mandy for so long; she’s always been there for me and I can always go to her, so I love having people like her in my life.
Q: What is your favorite thing about BCA?
A: I love how close everyone is, and the happy community. Everyone is happy and caring, and the staff would do anything for anyone here. It’s just a great environment.
Q: What is your favorite style of dance, and why?
A: Hip-hop is my favorite style of dance. It’s so fun to perform and be on stage with the team—all their energy and their faces are so into it. It’s so fun.
Q: What do you find more rewarding: the solo experience or the team experience? Why?
A: The team experience is by far the most rewarding. It’s great doing a solo—don’t get me wrong—but nothing’s better than working together as a team and knowing that you worked so hard for something together.
Q: In your experience, are BCA Seniors well prepared to continue dancing on the collegiate level?
A: Yes. Our dances our very difficult and we compete against college level or college-aged teams. Our hip-hop choreographer works with other collegiate teams and she often gives us harder routines than some of those teams.
Q: What is the most important thing you have learned from your coach, April Mallow, regarding dance? Regarding life?
A: April has taught me to have no regrets, especially now in my last year. Live in the moment; don’t regret anything. And regarding life, she has taught me that if I put my whole heart into something I will be rewarded. If you want something, get it. Chase your dreams.
Q: What will you miss most about BCA and your team when you go to college?
A: I will miss coming and seeing everyone, and having a place to go where my second family is. It is really nice having all these people in my life.