A Star in the Making: Lauren Hagerty

“Being here at Homestead, my dancing has improved a lot because I’ve been using the aerial silks which has helped with strengthening. So, it’s opened me up to a new style of dance that I’m very interested in. Also, the way she tells stories through her choreography. My biggest struggle with dance would have to be strengthening. Everything comes from strengthening your core, so strengthening and all the muscles and stuff is very difficult. Obviously certain things hurt and if you push yourself too hard and get hurt, even that, you have to push through. In dance I’ve learned about how important teamwork is and also how persistence influences everything and that you can’t give up and you just have to keep pushing through,” Hagerty said.