The faculty of the Dance Extension has selected Sarah Hysong of Gales Ferry to receive the 2014 Dancer of the Year Award. Miss Hysong will receive a full scholarship to the Tremaine Dance Convention to be held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The award is sponsored by the Tremaine Dance Convention.
Miss Hysong has been studying dance for 14 years at The Dance Extension in New London & Quaker Hill where she presently attends ballet, pointe, tap, modern & jazz classes. She is a class assistant in the studio’s preschool dance program. Miss Hysong has performed for seven seasons with the Community Dance Ensemble (CDE), a non-profit dance company under the direction of Maggie Dennis. The CDE gives concerts at nursing homes, senior centers, and benefits throughout New England. Miss Hysong has attended many master classes and conventions in New York City with artists from the Broadway musicals Billy Elliot, Wicked and Newsies as well as the Radio City Rockettes.
Miss Hysong is in her senior year at Ledyard High School. She is the daughter of Shawn & Felice Hysong of Gales Ferry.
Submitted by The Dance Extension