Tara Embrett wins 2019 Tide Pride Award

 In Rising Tide Irish Dance Academy

At Rising Tide, we work hard to create a fun, spirited and supportive community for everyone at Rising Tide. Each year our coaches sign codes of conduct, and we ask our dancers to do the same. We ask our dancers to come to class with a positive mindset, set goals that will challenge them, support their classmates, and demonstrate good sportsmanship, win or lose.

Time and again, our dancers demonstrate these qualities in spades, offering feedback to a classmate, congratulating a competitor, offering a helping hand, or working diligently towards their goals. For the second year, we wanted to celebrate all the wonderful things our dancers do to make our community awesome and so gave out the Tide Pride Award at our annual recital on June 2. This annual award goes to the dancer who best exemplifies Rising Tide’s values.

2018 Tide Pride winner, Padraig Gallagher, presents the 2019 award to Tara Embrett.

This year, we were pleased and proud to announce Tara Embrett as our recipient. Tara is a dancer in the adult beginner class and has embraced Irish dance completely. Our mission is to ‘build a community of passionate and skilled Irish dancers, and their families, committed to exemplifying the Rising Tide values and elevating the profile of Irish dance in the region’ and Tara is carrying that out in more ways than one.

Tara is a leader in her class. She offers help and feedback to newer dancers and organizes practices outside of class time for fellow adults. She attends all Rising Tide shows and events and even came to take in classes with a broken foot (seated and watching only of course). She was the first Rising Tide adult dancer to enter a feis and she has also reached the highest level of grade exams of any adult beginner at Rising Tide.

Tara is making herself a better dancer but in doing that is making other dancers and her class better too. Add her coaches to that list as well!

Cheers Tara, you are such a great person to have in our community and we’re so proud of you and all your dancing accomplishments.

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