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Broadway dancer visits Germantown dance studio

Dickerson, who studied at Fordham University and the Alvin Ailey School, says she hopes the class gave the girls confidence. (Photo Source: Nicole R. Harris) Dickerson, who studied at Fordham University and the Alvin Ailey School, says she hopes the class gave the girls confidence. (Photo Source: Nicole R. Harris)
During the master class, attendees learned choreography from The Lion King. (Photo Source: Nicole R. Harris) During the master class, attendees learned choreography from The Lion King. (Photo Source: Nicole R. Harris)
GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC) -

While theater buffs in the Mid-South are enjoying Tony-award winning Broadway play The Lion King, in Germantown, a different set of fans are rejoicing as well.

Early Sunday morning, dancers of all ages gathered at Performing Arts of Germantown for a master class with Lion King ensemble dancer, Erynn Dickerson.

The 15-year dance veteran led around 20 students through choreography from the famous play.

“I remember taking these classes, being 14, 15 and having master classes and people coming in from the Ailey school and Parsons and all over,” said Dickerson. “It really stuck with me, so to be that person now is kind of crazy.”

The studio, tucked away off of Farmington Boulevard, was full of music and dance as young girls, and a couple of adults, graced across the floors. The studio's owner, Elizabeth Brown, says she hopes the class instilled lessons into her students.

“I hope that they realize that technique and discipline and dedication is the secret to success in the world of dance,” said Brown, who has been teaching dance in the studio for nearly 53 years.

For Dickerson, she hopes the girls take away something even more important.

“I am absolutely no different than any of these girls; same background, same challenges and I kind of made it,” said Dickerson. “It's hard, it's daunting it's a crazy life, but it's a beautiful life if you stick with it. So I want them to know that it is all possible and not to be discouraged.”

The Lion King will run at The Orpheum until March 3. For ticket information, contact the box office at 901-525-3000.

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