Meet ice dancer Shauna Vorhees

by Anne Calder

Shauna Vorhees is fifteen and lives solely 5 minutes away from the Chandler Arizona Ice Den. In contrast to most 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 after I went to a party and appreciated it quite a bit. I skated at a few public periods after which joined the Study to Skate courses. 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 faculty within the space?
Shauna: I attend Corona del Sol Excessive College in Tempe, Arizona. There are a whole lot of skaters who go to my faculty. It’s good to have connections at college in case you are 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 form of movement throughout the ice. Then there’s additionally Latin dances just like the Cha Cha the place you need 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 associate 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 after I tried it, I obtained excited and fell in love with it. I simply form of needed to maintain persevering with with it.

IDC: What in regards to 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 now we have our Solo Dance Staff 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 help one another at competitions – even skaters from different locations we help them, and so they help us. It’s only a very pleasant loving group.

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

IDC: What’s your favourite skating reminiscence?
Shauna: In Arizona, now we have 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 capable of make new buddies there. Naomi and everybody have been so welcoming despite the fact that I used to be new to it.