Finding her Happy Place
Dance has been more than an art or a past time forBrittney. It’s her happy place.
For her, dance has been a form of creative expression that makes her feel “calm, energized and relaxed.” The happiness she feels is helping her become a more, well-rounded person.
The 17-year-old has been dancing since she was age five.
Brittney has also been receiving Creative Kids funding for the past five years. While COVID-19 halted many creative activities, Brittney has still continued to take dance lessons with Prud’Homme Ukrainian Dance Club in the Village of Prud’Homme. “It’s an amazing feeling because I get to do what I love,” she says.
Her mother, Rita, feels the same way as her daughter. “Being a single parent, sometimes we can’t give our kids everything they want. However, Creative Kids has made it possible for my daughter to do what she loves — dance! I am forever grateful.”
As for future plans, Brittney plans to audition at the Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble, a Ukrainian dance company in Saskatoon, in the upcoming year.