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Area dancer to train this summer in NYC

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Arts in Motion dancer Zephanie Dykes was selected through audition in Atlanta to attend the prestigious Alvin Ailey School in New York City this summer.

Dykes, 15, was the only dancer from Tennessee selected during the Atlanta audition, which included competition from dancers throughout the Southeast.

Daughter of Scotty and Stacy Dykes, she is a freshman at Hardin Valley School, Knoxville.

Dykes has trained exclusively with Arts in Motion in Kingston.

She is the fourth Arts in Motion dancer selected during the Atlanta audition in the past four years.

Arts in Motion is the only dance studio in East Tennessee to have dancers selected for the New York school in the past five years.

Dykes will live and train in New York at the Ailey School for three weeks this summer.