Coreen enrolled her daughter Madison, 13, in dance at a very young age after watching her mimic the children’s music group "The Wiggles" in front of the television. Although she never took any dance classes herself while growing up, she and her husband are now very involved in Madison’s dance career. Coreen wants her daughter live out her dream and will help her in any way she can. Her advice to Madison for this competition is to stay true to who she is, stay focused and go out there and do what she loves more than anything — dance! If they win the $100,000 prize, they would put the money towards Madison’s dance and college education. Coreen and Madison currently reside in Boca Raton, Florida.

About Coreen

What's your favorite style of dance to watch?
My favorite style of dance to watch is Lyrical, because it tells a story.

What's your occupation?
I am currently a stay-at-home mom, however sometimes part-time for my husband. Before I became a stay-at-home mom, I worked in marketing for ten years.

What are your hobbies and interests besides dance?
My hobbies include tennis, but I don’t have a lot of time with all of the activities my two children participate in.

Would you call yourself a "Dance Mom," "stage mom" or "mom-manager"?
I would call myself a Dance Mom because I am 100% committed to her training, competitions and conventions.

About Madison

What's your favorite style of dance to perform?
My favorite style of dance is Lyrical and Jazz. In Jazz, I like being fierce and in Lyrical I like to show emotion.

What's your favorite style of dance to watch?
I don’t have a favorite — I love to watch it all.

Do you hope to be a professional dancer one day?
Yes!I would love to be a professional dancer one day. I hope to be on Broadway, TV and movies.

If you don’t end up being a professional dancer, what other job would you like to have?
I would be an orthodontist.

What's your favorite subject in school?
Math.

What's your favorite color?
My favorite color is blue.

What do you think you are learning about the most from this experience?
I have learned the most from the different choreographers and judges. The experience has also taught me everyday life lessons, like how to take the good with the bad!

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