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Shuffles Online With Camilla Phillips

This year at SHUFFLES is certainly different, but we are continually inspired by the joy, motivation, and professionalism of our students! As we prepare for Spring 2021, we are thrilled to share an interview with Studio AP member and Advanced Tap student Camilla Phillips about her experience with ShufflesOnline this semester!

Camilla is currently in Shenzhen, China, where she attends a British International School. She moved to Shenzhen last summer for her mom's work. After some time back in New York, she returned to China at the end of March and has been taking her classes over Zoom. Join us in celebrating Camilla's hard work and dedication! 

1. What inspired you to stay in your SHUFFLES classes even though you’re dancing with such a large time difference?

I love dancing at Shuffles (I have been taking classes since I was 5) and I have been missing it for the past year and really wanted to get back to classes. I was so glad to have the opportunity to do classes with Zoom. Even though I have to wake up really early 4 days a week, it's totally worth it.

2. What has your experience been in your classes this semester so far?

The classes have been challenging, but very motivating. I always want to try to do my best. Sometimes I stop and think how crazy it is that I'm on the other side of the world dancing and singing with my Shuffles family. 

3. Do you feel like your approach to your classes has changed?

It definitely takes more effort to pay attention and learn through zoom. The experience of not being in the studio is very different and harder to follow along.

4. What are you most looking forward to this dance season at SHUFFLES?

I am looking forward to seeing my friends and teachers in person and learning new combinations in both tap and musical theater. I am super excited to be a part of Studio AP and work on the showcase. 

We are lucky to have you as a part of the SHUFFLES family, Camilla, and can't wait to see you back in the studios!


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