Dance dedicated to Parkland victims

APPLETON, Wis. -

For month instructors and students at Barb’s Center For Dance in Appleton have been practicing a dance dedicated to the victims of the Parkland school shooting.

"It's just to let everyone know that we're there for them and people go through hard times,” said Samantha Hunt, competition director.

For Hunt the tragedy hits home. She judged one of the victims from the school shooting in competition before.

"If it happened to one of us, one of our kids, I don't know how we'd recover,” said Hunt.

The theme of dance was ‘You will never walk alone’. It’s a theme one graduating senior who was in the show took to heart.

"For anyone that's watching, there's always somewhere there for you, you will never feel alone, there's always going to be someone there,” said Maddi McCormick, graduate of Xavier High School.

Their message is teaching younger dancers the meaning of standing with one another.

"When you see the big kids, it's really awesome and inspiring because they're so good, and you look up to them and want to be like them,” said Emma Gerndt.

These students are using art to show the lives lost aren't forgotten.

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