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Dance: Senior Spotlight with ... Cougar Dancer Elizabeth Dula

The Canby senior shares what prompted her to join the team, why she loves state season and her dance plans post high school


January 27, 2022 by Danielle Schneider, OSAAtoday

[Author’s note: “Senior Spotlight” is a miniseries offering a quick look at some of Oregon’s Class of 2022 dance standouts. Today, we are getting to know Canby dancer Elizabeth Dula. Dula is a Cougar Dancer team captain. We provided Dula with a series of questions to answer. Her responses are below!]

OSAAtoday: Why did you decided to join your high school dance team?


Elizabeth Dula danced at a local studio before joining the dance team at Canby.

Elizabeth Dula: My freshman year I decided to join dance team because it seemed like the next step. I had danced at a studio in Canby for 10 years and I felt like I was ready to go to a next level of dance.

OSAAtoday: What part of the dance team season is your favorite and why?

Dula: My favorite part of dance team is probably state season. Although it can be stressful, it’s all worth the time and effort we put in as a team in the end.

OSAAtoday: What style of dance do you most enjoy performing?

Dula: My favorite style of dance to perform is Contemporary and Modern. With both of these styles I feel like I’m really telling a story with my movements. I can let go of everything and just perform.

OSAAtoday: What’s next for you after graduation? Will you pursue dance after high school?

Dula: I’m not completely sure what I will be doing involving dance after high school, but I know for sure I want to keep doing something. I will definitely take classes offered at the college I’m planning to attend but we will have to see what else is in store for me involving dance!

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