|Carly Blaney from #SYTYCD Photo courtesy Facebook|
Jersey Girl Carly Blaney of Wyckoff sure can dance, and she's been sizzling up the stage on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance.
But just how did this girl go from from a tutu and toe shoes to one of America's hottest new dancers? We talked to Carly's parents, Liz and Kevin, of course! Read on about how she did it, her perseverance and drive and how young dancers with a dream can make it happen for them too.
Suzee: When did Carly express a desire to dance, and what did you do about it?
Mom and Dad: Carly expressed an interest to dance prior to her second birthday Her older sister Amanda (by 4 years) was taking dance classes and it seemed to pique Carly's curiosity. I think Carly liked the dress-up part of dance first. She would ALWAYS wear a tutu. Whether going out to the stores or picking her sister up from school she would be seen wearing it and she seemed to love the attention she received from wearing it. As soon as she was old enough, I believe age 2 1/2, we enrolled her in dance classes.