CORUNNA STUDENT AMONG FIRST FROM MICHIGAN TO COMPETE IN OLYMPICS OF DANCE
Corunna Middle School Student Headed to Germany to Join Team USA
Posted by Uplift Shiawassee at 12:06am 11/24/17
Courtesy photo

Alison Wright is a 6th Grader at Corunna Middle School, and next week, she'll be one of the first Michigan dancers to join Team USA and compete at the "Olympics of Dance."  The World Tap Dance Championship happens November 28th through December 2nd in Riesa, Germany, and three girls from Michigan are on the team this year. 

Wright, Caroline Julian, a junior at South Lyon High School, and Alisa Zhavoronkova, a freshman at Northville High School, pictured together below, are among dancers from 12 states that fill out the team.  Dancers auditioned for the US National Team and were selected based on skill level, performance quality and experience.
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Alisa Zhavoronkova, Caroline Julian and Alison Wright represent Michigan on Tap Dance Team USA/Courtesy photo

As part of their preparation, the girls traveled to Boston for five weekends of intense training sessions of up to 16 hours.

The team will compete against tap dance teams from 32 countries -- a total of 1,300 dancers.

The competition will be viewable via live stream at ido-dance.com.

The girls are incredibly honored to be representing the Unites States and the State of Michigan and hope to bring back the Gold Medal!