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Port Orange resident Crystal Draper owns the Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy, which teaches young dancers discipline while helping the community. Photos by Lurvin Fernandez

For the cause, not applause: Young dancers express themselves while helping the community

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 |

Port Orange resident Crystal Draper owns the Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy, which teaches young dancers discipline while helping the community. Photos by Lurvin Fernandez

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Lydia Holmes, 13, has taken dance classes at KEDA since she was in preschool, and she hopes to be a dance instructor in the future.

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 |

Lydia Holmes, 13, has taken dance classes at KEDA since she was in preschool, and she hopes to be a dance instructor in the future.

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Kayla Moulton, 13, also participates in soccer, T-ball and BMX riding, in addition to dance.

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 |

Kayla Moulton, 13, also participates in soccer, T-ball and BMX riding, in addition to dance.

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From left: Olivia Russ, 13, Jordyn Williams, 12, Darian Swirka, 15, Sanah Spar, 15, Kayla Moulton, 13, and Lydia Holmes, 13, have danced together since they were young.

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 |

From left: Olivia Russ, 13, Jordyn Williams, 12, Darian Swirka, 15, Sanah Spar, 15, Kayla Moulton, 13, and Lydia Holmes, 13, have danced together since they were young.

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Olivia Russ, 14, said she used to be a competitive cheerleader, but enjoys the community-oriented mindset of dance at KEDA.

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 |

Olivia Russ, 14, said she used to be a competitive cheerleader, but enjoys the community-oriented mindset of dance at KEDA.

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Draper encourages the girls and gives them cues during rehearsal at the KEDA studio.

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 |

Draper encourages the girls and gives them cues during rehearsal at the KEDA studio.

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