Tracy Waitkus Photography 805.264.2771
Avila Beach, California
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Coastal Dance and Music Academy in Grover Beach, California is the home of Synergy Dance Company. This talented ensemble of high school students trains in many dance styles including contemporary, jazz, hip hop, tap, Broadway, and lyrical. Director Tara Behnke inspires and challenges her dancers with new and interesting choreography, and prepares them to give their best performance each and every time they take the stage. I feel truly privileged to be their photographer! We had fun getting these in-studio shots, and I can't wait to photograph their upcoming dress rehearsal.
I love photographing dancers because they understand how to make beautiful shapes and lines with their bodies. It looks effortless, but in reality they spend many hours in the studio each week perfecting their technique. When they step in front of my camera, I'm amazed to see the beauty and elegance of their poses. And watching them dance is even better!
February 25, 2017
After we completed our planned group and individual shots, we had time for a few action shots. I love how these images capture the dancers' personalities and athleticism.
Thank you Syngery Dance Company for a fun shoot. I'm in awe of your talent and the hard work that backs it up. Best of luck on a fantastic performance season!