Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11:00am
Addyson Delorme lives to dance
Addyson Delorme tells a story every time she dances.“I can let go of anything happening outside of the dance,” she said, explaining her passion. “And I can sometimes make up stories through my dance.”
This July, the young Russell dancer will take her dance moves and her storytelling skills into the international spotlight as part of Team Canada’s entry in the 2019 Commonwealth Cup Dance Championship in Sun City, South Africa, July 16 to 20. Delorme is both excited at the prospect of dancing before an international audience and also a little bit worried about the trip to South Africa itself.
“I’m really excited,” she said, “but I’ve never been on a plane before. So I’m horrified.”
The worry for her is from hearing news stories about accidents involving airplanes. But even that is not going to stop her from boarding her flight when the time comes, because she has never, since she took up dance before she was three years old, ever let anyone tell her what she could and could not do where dance was involved.