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Whiz Kids of the Week: McGrath's Kids Company

This local troop is the Rohnert Park version of Glee.

Each week, Rohnert Park Patch will feature a remarkable kid, teen, youth group, sports team, or even college student that amazes us with their achievement. Music, costumes, singing and dancing all combine together for the girls of this amazing local performance group.

Patch Whiz Kids of the Week

Names: Clara, Tessa, Hannah, Magdalena, Arianna and Cheyenne.

School: Attend schools in Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Novato.

Achievement: The Kids Company is a special group within McGrath's studio comprised of girls who are very interested in performance and show promise in both singing and dancing. The girls, who range from 7 to 13, are either invited to the company or can audition.

The Kids Company is taught by Ashley Kimball, who is the Academy's vocal director and a student at Sonoma State.

The girls, who are all very friendly, have interests tied closely with the arts. Along with singing and dancing, many play musical instruments. Also some of the girls pursue athletics in the form of karate, gymnastics and swimming.

They all agreed that having the opportunity to sing and dance onstage fuels a natural creative outlet as well as giving them a chance to perform and entertain.

Key to Awesomeness: "All of the girls in the company are super outgoing, very personable and just have a lot of fun together," said studio owner Amy McGrath. "They are all natural performers and great kids"

About McGrath's Performing Arts Academy: Amy McGrath's studio is a place for people to be educated and excited about singing, dancing and acting in the theatre arts. The studio strives to encourage and teach students of all ages in a positive and safe environment. Currently the Kids Company is preparing for a March 1 performance at Monta Vista Elementary school in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday called "Seussical," which is a Broadway musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss.

Do you want to recommend someone who has an amazing achievement in the Rohnert Park community to be featured as a Patch Whiz Kid? Just send an email to the author with your nomination! We are looking for suggestions from the community for kids, youths, or groups (and more) that do amazing things. 

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