Dance 'till You Drop
Marissa is a DANCING QUEEN! We both definitely have that similarity. I see her twirling nonstop around the house, and remember doing exactly that when I was her age. In fact, I also had the nickname "Dancing Queen" however it was given to me secretly by my 15-year-old boy crush. Now, 10 years later I think the nickname has definitely been passed on.
|Marissa (on the left) practicing her duet where she dances the whole number tied by a scarf to her dance buddy.|
|At this year's competition Marissa won first place in her duet category, first overall for duet and trio groups, invitation to nationals and prize money!|
|Even Charles came to Marissa's recital to cheer her on despite being in the hospital earlier that week.|
|My mom and I watched all four recital shows. It was over 12 hours of dance in one day! Marissa performed different dances in each show and impressed us all.|
To see her improve so much in just the past year means only one thing: you might be looking at one, awesome BYU Cougarette! Not that I'm biased or anything...but I'm definitely already pushing her in a certain direction! If anyone can do it, I think she can!