Bishop’s Sophomore Wins at Rainbow Dance Competition
Despite the obstacles presented by COVID-19 for her 2020-2021 dance season, Katelyn Wang ‘23 stepped onto the stage at Rainbow National Dance Competition in Burbank, Calif., this September, eager to compete.
With added safety guidelines, preventative measures, and a modified competition format, the 2020-21 Rainbow Dance Competition was an unprecedented and highly awaited one.
Another first for Katelyn was the opportunity to compete at a higher level, as an Elite dancer. Coached at Xingjian Dance Studio with her dance partner and sister, Ellen, the two competed in the Elite Starz duo/trio category for their folk/ethnic and contemporary duet. Katelyn notes, “Advancing levels this dance season was very exciting, since my sister and I definitely dedicated a lot more time and effort into our duets for this year, especially after quarantine.”
The girls earned an overall first place for their folk/ethnic duet “Tale of Two Sisters” and a double platinum for their contemporary duet, “A Place I Don’t Know.” Katelyn also received a $100 TDX scholarship for her performance in the folk/ethnic duet.
Katelyn reflects, “Winning Overall High Point was definitely a very special experience, especially since this competition was like none other. I was even a little surprised by my results, but I’m just really grateful that Rainbow gave me the opportunity to be on stage and showcase my hard work for this new and wacky season.”
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.