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Dancing Through Social Distancing

Posted at 7:04 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 23:28:26-04

TULSA, Okla. — If you're a sports fan, you may have seen them perform at a TU basketball game or even center court at an Oklahoma City Thunder game.

It's not Darien Jackson or Chris Paul. It's a dancer. 13-year-old Evie Soares from Ovations Studio in Sapulpa.

Evie has been dancing since the age of three and says it's her one true passion.

"I just love it. It just makes me feel good," Evie said.

So, when Ovations Studio was forced to close because of COVID-19, Evie was devastated.

Evie was not the only one heartbroken, so were the owners Josh and Rachel Porter.

"My concern is that my kids loose the love of what they do," Josh said.

So, the couple is still teaching classes, but virtually through Youtube.

Rachel says having to adjust to the new norm of teaching her students has given her a new outlook.

"It's kind of reignited my passion for teaching, because it's forcing me to change the way I do things," Rachel said. "And rethink how everything goes and just fall in love with it in a new way."

For Evie, she's happy she can still work on her moves and says she has big dreams of making it to Broadway.

"It's a big place where a lot of people get to see you dance," Evie said.

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