It's time to allow our young dancers to take flight....
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Flight Dance Team
C.R.O.W. is exceptionally proud of our 2017-2018 inaugural Flight Dance Team
About The Director:
Alexandria Fuller
Reanna Houlihan
Graci Immel
Kristin Owens
Isabella Ramirez
Kayla Rose
Victoria Schlager
Joseph Shepard
Nyah Vollmar
Willow Stone

Grade: 7th
Hobbies:  Singing, writing, acting, volleyball
Favorite Color:  Pink or Teal
Favorite Food:  Pickles
Favorite Movie:  Annie & Matilda
"I have recorded two songs that I wrote when I was 11 years old."

Grade:  6th
Hobbies:  Drawing, painting, and dancing
Favorite Color:  Teal
Favorite Food:  Mac & Cheese
Favorite Music: Hip Hop
"My personality makes me unique!"

Grade: 8th
Hobbies:  Dance, eating, writing, swimminng,  and  making parodies
Favorite Color:  Rose Gold
Favorite Food:  It's rude to pick favorites
Favorite Music:  All of Me, John Legend, & Hakuna Matata
"When the spiders take over, don't say I didn't warn you." 

Grade: 11th
Hobbies: Drawing, writing, advocating, and character design
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food:  Gummy bears
Favorite Music:  Alternative Rock/ Indy
"I speak my mind, and I have a big mouth.  It's a bittersweet thing."

Grade: 6th
Hobbies: Dance, gymnastics, singing and dancing, listening to music
Favorite Color: Turquoise
Favorite Food: Salmon cakes, chicken enchiladas, and pizza
Favorite Movie: Wonder Woman
"I smile a lot!  I started performing at 5 years old!"

Grade: 6th
Hobbies:  Crafts, singing, dancing, video games, and hanging out with friends
Favorite Color:  Purple
Favorite Food:  Mac & Cheese
Favorite Movie: Captain America
"I'm a narwhal that watches Anime, eats a lot, and loves glitter."

Grade: 8th
Hobbies: Gymnastics, horseback riding, rodeo, and reading
Favorite Color:
Favorite Food:
Favorite Movie:
"I can do the splits!"

Grade: 8th
Hobbies:  Football, track, and ballroom dance
Favorite Color:  Yellow
Favorite Food:  Chicken
Favorite Music: Music of the 70's and 80's
"I'm fit, athletic, and smart." 

Grade: 7th
Hobbies:  Drawing, dancing, singing, and being with her family
Favorite Color: Turquoise
Favorite Food:  Chicken Tika Masala
Favorite Movie:  Forest Gump
"I love dance because it is fun and let's me process my emotions."

Grade: 8th
Hobbies:  Drawing, eating, singing, making parodies, and watching Anime
Favorite Color: Lavender
Favorite Food: Milkshakes with (tons of) whipped cream
Favorite Movie: Anything "Disney"
"I have a fear of cheese, and that has put me in some awkward moments."

Ashlyn Hart

Grade: 5th
Hobbies:  Arts & crafts, singing, reading, baking, math and science
Favorite Color:  Blue or Gray
Favorite Food:  Sushi
Favorite Movie:  Inside Out
"I am really strong, and I can repurpose anything into a craft."

Flight was created in 2017, as a way for young dancers of the OR coast to improve technique, expression, and precision in a fun and supportive atmosphere. 

The 11 Flight dance team members had to pass a rigorous audition, and received a personalized Flight Jacket upon acceptance into the team.  Flight's ulimate goals include local and regional performances, competitive dance, and providing the community with entertaining and thought provoking works of art, through the power of movement.  They will debut in the 2017 Holly Jolly Follies at the Florence Events Center - Dec. 1-3, 2017.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Flight, there will be open auditions each May for youth ages 10 and up. 

If you have questions, please contact Melanie at:
Melanie Heard, Director of Flight
Melanie's first love is and always has  At age 2.5, she danced with an oversized Raggedy Andy doll, quickly learning that men usually don't do what you want them to!  She focused on classical ballet throughout her youth, going on to study with the prestigious Joffrey Ballet Trainee Program of New York, followed by a full scholarship to the Kirov's Universal Ballet Academy in Washington DC.  She also studied with Houston Ballet and Ballet West.  Eventually, Melanie branched out to other forms of dance through the wonderful world of musical theatre.  She learned jazz, tap, swing, salsa, ballroom, character, lyrical, modern, and many other genres.  She performed in over 60 mainstage musicals, playing every role from a tap-dancing chorus girl in the West Coast Premiere of Crazy For You, to Sally Bowles in Cabaret, to Evita Peron in Evita. She loves to choreograph all types of dance and won several awards for her work including an ACTF Meritorious Achievement Award for Outstanding Choreography.  Melanie is a credentialed teacher with a  MAed and Reading Specialist Certificate. 

Melanie strongly believes in the power of dance to shape the future for our young people, and to enhance their quality of life. She is tremendously grateful to her family for the dance background that they provided for her, and loves that she can now share that gift with generations of young dancers through C.R.O.W. Melanie hopes you'll celebrate and applaud the successes of the new Flight Dance Team.  She is immensely proud of each and every young dancer. 
Meet The Team:
Photography by Fuller Foto