Sami Moon

Hi I’m Sami Moon and I have been dancing at Scott Jones School of Dance for 15 years. I am a senior in the Early College program at Sandalwood High School.  I will graduate in 2019 with my AA degree and plan to go to college for Forensic Psychology.  My favorite dance teacher would have to be Mr. Scott for always being there for me these past 15 year.  SJSD has been like a second home for me and is a big reason for many of my accomplishments. One of my biggest accomplishments is winning the Miss Sandalwood 2018 pageant. I never thought that I would participate in a pageant let alone win one, but with the help of all the studios resources I was able to claim the crown, Most Talented and Overall Interview Award. I am also excited to be performing with the Sandalwood Dance Team this year. Other than dance, I swim on the Sandalwood team and for Flying Fish over the summer.  SJSD has taught me to always do my best, which helps me in everything I do like swimming, academics and life in general. Thank you Scott Jones School of Dance, for choosing me as your Future Star Spotlight, and for making such a huge impact on my life.

Makayla Brown

Hi my name is Makayla Brown, I am thirteen years old and attend Duval Charter School at Mandarin. I have been dancing at Scott Jones School of Dance for 11 years and I am in Performing Group 3. Throughout the eleven years at the studio I have learned how to have confidence in myself. The studio family has also helped me with my social anxiety by making sure everyone knows everyone and supporting bonding friendships.  I study ballet, point, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, and acrobatics. My favorite classes are Acrobatics, Hip hop, Jazz, and Tap. My favorite teacher is Mrs. Paige. She is my favorite because she will push you to the next level. She is very encouraging, she always makes sure that everyone understands everything, and she will always make sure that you know what you are capable of. Outside of dance I am an A-B honor roll student and studying drama. Other hobbies of mine are playing soccer, the piano, the guitar, going to theatre camp, skate boarding, roller skating, photography, swimming, and studying chemistry. In the future I would like to be a dancer and a professional chemist.

Vinee Henry

My name is Vinee Shakira Henry and I am 11 years old.  I am attending Mayport Coastal Sciences middle school. I have been dancing at SJSD for the past 6 years. I am currently taking High Heel Tap, Jazz and Ballet. I am also on the Performance Team for group II. This is my 4th year being on the Performance Team and it has been one of my favorites. I enjoy the traveling we do and being able to dance for local venues in our city. It allows me to showcase my talent with family, friends and others. My favorite dance teachers would have to be Mr. Scott, Mrs. Paige and Jared. They have taught me the most since I started at SJSD. Outside of the dance studio I enjoy freestyle drawing, shopping, being with friends and going on new adventures with my family.  When I grow up I would love to be an Interior Designer because I love creating new ideas and adding new styles to plain spaces.

Tijs Rienks

My name is Tijs Rienks. I’m 8 years old and been dancing with Scott Jones School of Dance for almost 4 years. I currently take tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, acrobatics, as well as perform with both jazz and hip hop performance groups. My favorite dance teacher is Mr. Jared because he’s is a great role model and extremely talented. Mr. Jared gives young boys, like myself, hope to be strong and independent, but also a cool dancer. Outside of dance I also play competitive soccer for Florida Elite Soccer Academy and was selected to be a Teacher of Tomorrow this past year to assist the teachers in special assignments before school due to my grades and behavior. I love dancing and believe it helps in my schooling and soccer technical skills.  I hope to take more dance classes this upcoming year including modern/lyrical and continue to grow to learn to better my splits and acro abilities to be more like Mr. Jared and Mr. Scott.