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Menlo School students win dance titles

By Leyla Boissonade, director, Bay Area Dance School, Los Altos

Brandon Rabaria and Jessica Fry, students at Menlo School in Atherton, were awarded the titles of Mr. and Ms. Dance of Northern California at the recent All Solo Title Scholarship competition, sponsored by Dance Masters of California, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Brandon performed a lyrical solo to the song, "No Bravery" and Jessica performed a lyrical solo to the song, "Bring Him Home."

Aurora Vaughan, a student at Gunn High School and a Hillview Middle School graduate, performed a lyrical solo to the song, "Letter to a Playground Bully," and won the title of Teen Miss Dance of Northern California. She has been dancing since age 3, dances daily, and will be attending Ballet West's Summer Intensive in Utah for the second year.

Brandon, Aurora and Jessica, who are students of Leyla Boissonnade's at Bay Area Dance School in Los Altos, were evaluated in four styles of dance: ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatics.

They will compete for national titles at the Dance Masters of America Solo Competition in Orlando, Florida, in July.

Jessica has studied dance since age 3. In addition to dancing seven days a week during the school year, she had the opportunity to study at the Juilliard School in New York City last summer.

Brandon started studying dance outside of school only 18 months ago. Now also dancing seven days a week, Brandon studied at the Nutmeg Conservatory of the Arts in Connecticut last summer.

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