Meszaros uses dance as a way to cope


Alexandra Meszaros 10, danced at a Starpower dance competition with two of the dance teams at her studio. “It was an interesting experience because it was one of the more advanced dances I had done with another group besides mine; but besides that it was very pretty, very graceful, and there was a lot of meaning put into it,” Meszaros said.

Samantha Copeland, Ranger Review Reporter

Alexandra Meszaros 10, has been dancing at the Sundance Studio since she was 3 years old. Meszaros was put into dance by her mother who always said she loved doing it.

“My mom has always told me that I loved it and that I was able to do it since I could walk, so I guess I just kept going at it because I love it and it’s fun,” Meszaros said.

Meszaros was put into competitive dance about 7 years ago and has worked hard to get where she is. She is now in the highest level team at her studio called “Co-Elite”. While dancing on  multiple teams throughout her dance journey Meszaros has won many competitions.

“We haven’t necessarily won everything but we have gotten some pretty high scores not perfect but they have been high. We have also gotten judges choice awards too,” Meszaros said.

Before the COVID-19 outbreak she practiced around 15 hours a week. Meszaros was almost never home and always at the studio but with her new schedule she is able to spend more time with her family.

“With the Covid schedule it’s a lot less hours and I actually get to eat dinner with my family now,” Meszaros said.

While dancing Meszaros has made plenty of great memories with the people she considers her family.

“One time we went to perform at an Elementary school in Castle Rock and that was probably my favorite thing we did. It was just really fun and afterwards we went out to get cupcakes as a team. It has been my favorite memory so far,” Meszaros said.

Along with creating amazing memories with those she dances with Meszaros says that dancing helps her cope with what’s going on in her life.

“It’s very calming sometimes. I can have a really bad day and come out of practice like incredibly happy and not like I was before. It just kind of takes the worry and stresses of the day out of me. It gives me a place to deal with my feelings,” Meszaros said.