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.
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.