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Art and Soul Dance Company will be performing in front of thousands during the Daytona 500 weekend.

Lakewood Ranch dance company super charged to perform during Daytona 500 weekend

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

Art and Soul Dance Company will be performing in front of thousands during the Daytona 500 weekend.

Claire Gonzales does a routine with Meadow Edoff in the back. Gonzales says she will channel her nervous energy in a positive way.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

Claire Gonzales does a routine with Meadow Edoff in the back. Gonzales says she will channel her nervous energy in a positive way.

Kayla Downes says her fellow dancers must have self confidence when they perform on the big stage.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

Kayla Downes says her fellow dancers must have self confidence when they perform on the big stage.

Veronika Voronenko and Khaliah Padilla will need lots of sleep to be ready for their Daytona 500 performance.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

Veronika Voronenko and Khaliah Padilla will need lots of sleep to be ready for their Daytona 500 performance.

Hayden Schmidt works on a routine with Anthony Longo in the back.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

Hayden Schmidt works on a routine with Anthony Longo in the back.

Claire Gonzales, Kayla Downes and Anthony Longo work during a rehearsal at Art and Soul Dance Company.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

Claire Gonzales, Kayla Downes and Anthony Longo work during a rehearsal at Art and Soul Dance Company.

Kayla Downes says the hard work in practice makes the routines seem easy on stage.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

Kayla Downes says the hard work in practice makes the routines seem easy on stage.

Mya Copeland works through a routine.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

Mya Copeland works through a routine.

Claire Gonzales admits she doesn't know a lot about the Daytona 500, but she knows the crowd will be large.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

Claire Gonzales admits she doesn't know a lot about the Daytona 500, but she knows the crowd will be large.

Mya Richard-Bennet concentrates on her movements during a workout.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

Mya Richard-Bennet concentrates on her movements during a workout.

Claire Gonzales gives her teammate encouragement during a workout.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

Claire Gonzales gives her teammate encouragement during a workout.

Mya Richard-Bennet shows off a little personality during a dance.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

Mya Richard-Bennet shows off a little personality during a dance.

Isabella Abreu will be among a team of 30 dancers performing during the Daytona 500 weekend.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

Isabella Abreu will be among a team of 30 dancers performing during the Daytona 500 weekend.

Claire Gonzales and her Art and Soul teammates will perform at the Daytona International Motor Speedway.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

Claire Gonzales and her Art and Soul teammates will perform at the Daytona International Motor Speedway.

NASCAR already has shipped a banner to Art and Soul Dance Company.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 |

NASCAR already has shipped a banner to Art and Soul Dance Company.

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