Meet ice dancer Shauna Vorhees

by Anne Calder

Shauna Vorhees is fifteen and lives solely 5 minutes away from the Chandler Arizona Ice Den. Not like lots of the different dancers, she was a bit older when she first laced up her skates.

IDC: How did you get entangled with ice skating?
Shauna: I used to be 9 once I went to a celebration and appreciated it loads. I skated at a few public classes after which joined the Study to Skate lessons. I actually loved it and was all the time excited to go, so I continued with personal classes. I began making applications with parts to songs, then started doing competitions.

IDC: Do you go to public college within the space?
Shauna: I attend Corona del Sol Excessive Faculty in Tempe, Arizona. There are a variety of skaters who go to my college. It’s good to have connections in school if you’re skating. It’s a pleasant group to be a part of…

IDC: What do you want greatest about Solo Dance?
Shauna: I like how one can compete and in addition do a bunch of various types with totally different rhythms and totally different dances – just like the waltz that’s elegant and also you sort of stream throughout the ice. Then there’s additionally Latin dances just like the Cha Cha the place it’s important to be very sharp and passionately enthusiastic about it. I believe it’s very cool to see the distinction within the totally different types.

IDC: What’s your favourite rhythm?
Shauna: I like Latin – Cha Cha is extra thrilling with the totally different actions that go together with it.

IDC: What about music for the Free Dance?
Shauna: I like the identical factor – Tango, Cha Cha. My ardour is to bounce to that music.

IDC: How lengthy have you ever been doing Solo Dance?
Shauna: I’ve been doing Solo Dance with Naomi Lang for 3 years. I assumed it seemed fascinating, then once I tried it, I obtained excited and fell in love with it. I simply sort of wished to maintain persevering with with it.

IDC: What concerning the camaraderie in Solo Dance?
Shauna: That’s one more reason I really like Solo Dance. The group has all the time been so robust, particularly to me as I began it. Right here we’ve our Solo Dance Group and everybody was so welcoming. Even when competing towards one another, we don’t let that get in the best way of our friendships. We assist one another at competitions – even skaters from different locations we assist them, they usually assist us. It’s only a very pleasant loving group.

IDC: What skating objectives have you ever set for this season?
Shauna: It’s principally about bettering. I simply need to have the ability to preserve doing higher. If I get a stage 2 on my twizzles, I wish to get a stage 3 on the subsequent competitors. It’s not like I wish to get first place, it’s about bettering, after which I can attain these objectives.

IDC: What’s your favourite skating reminiscence?
Shauna: In Arizona, we’ve this competitors known as Fiesta Skate. Two years in the past it was my first Solo Dance competitors. I didn’t know what was occurring. Everybody was so supportive. I ended up doing actually good. I used to be in a position to make new associates there. Naomi and everybody have been so welcoming though I used to be new to it.