Sadie and Madeleine’s giggles are infectious. When you hear them, you can’t help but smile. But as quickly as they start, those giggles turn into a serious discussion about dancing.
Sadie Berry and Madeleine Ganun are the best of friends, and dancing is probably their strongest bond.
But when it comes to their roles at Kick Dance Studios, Sadie, 10, and Madeleine, 11, are more than just dancers and friends. They’re role models.
“They both take the time to care about the younger dancers at Kick,” said Vanessa Berry, Sadie’s mom and owner of Kick Dance Studios. “They are always ready to help out with camps and assist the little ones backstage.”
And Madeleine and Sadie relish their role model status.
“It makes us feel grown up,” said Sadie. ‘We like to help out the little girls and we can do it because we were little once too.”
“It feels good to know that the younger girls look up to us and think we’re good dancers,” said Madeleine.
Sadie and Madeleine are so close that they even like the same kinds of dances — jazz and acro.
“It’s better than having just your brother there,” the two said.
And speaking of brothers, even their brothers are best friends.
And their mothers too.
“My favorite thing about Sadie is that she’s really nice and a really good dancer,” said Madeleine.
“My favorite thing about Madeleine is that she’s a good dancer and she’s very loyal,” said Sadie.
Our favorite thing about the two is their dedication to dance and their caring and helpful attitudes when it comes to being great role models for younger Kick dancers.
“They have similar interests but different strengths,” said Vanessa. “They have such determination and they both work so hard to be great dancers.”
Sadie and Madeleine know how to have fun with each other, but they also know when to buckle down and dance. And when to lend a helping hand.
Photos by Purelee Photography