Kyra Prats ’09 knew that dancing was her passion as early as her first ballet class. “I started dancing when I was seven or eight, which is a little bit late, since most dancers start when they are two or three.” As a seventh grade student at Newton Country Day, with years of dance experience behind her, Prats participated in the required dance classes of the Middle School curriculum with Ms. Hassinger and Ms. Giunta. “I was really thankful for such an active dance program at Newton,” she said. “I knew that once I was in the Upper School I could dance as a sport in addition to dance classes.” Strictly a ballet dancer until freshman year of Upper School, Pratts tried her hand at jazz as a four-year member of the Dance team and branched out into the liturgical dance committee. She continued to take additional classes outside of school and participated in the Summer Stages Dance Company at Concord Academy.
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