School Standouts: 15-year-old breaking barriers as first male dancer on Sunny Hills dance team

David Burn is the epitome of grace under pressure. He is the first male dancer on the Sunny Hills Dance Production Team and he couldn’t be more proud.  

A sophomore, this is Burn’s second year on the team and he is making quite a name for himself. Not only is his talent impressive, but his attitude is inspiring.

Burn started dancing when he was just 9 years old. He originally decided to take up the sport because he wanted to do something active that didn’t require him to talk.

He wanted to be able to express himself in a different way.

Well, he quickly realized he was good and there was no stopping him.

From ballet to jazz to hip hop to tap, Burn does it all!  While he might be soft-spoken, he makes up for it on the dance floor. His moves are intense and his energy is infectious. He takes what he does seriously but has fun while he’s doing it.  

But that wasn’t always the case, Burn was initially apprehensive to try out for the Sunny Hills Dance Production team because he was worried what people might think of him.  

After a conversation with the Dance Director, Leiana Volen, he put his fears aside and went for it.

Needless to say, the team was blown away by his talent and he landed a coveted spot on the team. And the rest, as they say, is history.  

The Sunny Hills Dance Production Team is a force to be reckoned with and Burn is helping them lead the charge. As a fellow Lancer, I was in awe of Burn and his team. They are all supportive, kind and motivated to make a difference in the dance world. Bravo!  

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