A big congratulations to Lauren Wattenburg who entered for her Solo Seal examination – the highest  Royal Academy of Dance  exam – on February 24th, 2017, at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Vancouver, B.C.! 

The Solo Seal performance award is the highest RAD examination, and it is only open to students who have received Distinction for their Advanced 2 exam.  This exam is performed in front of two examiners and a live audience making it a very special and powerful experience for the dancers as well as the teachers, coaches, family, and peers who support them. 

Lauren works extremely hard, commuting from Bend, OR, each week for classes.  We are all very proud of Lauren, and thankful for our JTSD founder and artistic school director, June Taylor-Dixon, who inspires and makes it possible for each student to achieve her or his goals to the fullest!