A teenager from Lansdowne is the pride and joy of not just her family but the entire community at large. Earon Isaacs (17) is a shining star in her community. She is madly in love with sports and wishes to use it to keep the youth busy and off the streets.Last year, at the age of 16 she qualified as the youngest Hip Hop dancer and instructor. She completed her 18-month long training course last year with the South African Body of Dance. Isaacs said it almost became a mission to receive her certificate because of her age and had to pull some strings in order to graduate. “I had to put in a motivation for special permission as I was the youngest to ever be given the certificate,” revealed Isaacs. She said the youngest age to be given the license has to be 18 and because she was young the institution was reluctant to give her the certificate. They felt there was a need for a motivation for her to be awarded, she revealed. Isaacs now owns a dance company called Akutibu. She runs the company under her mother’s school-friends’ Embassy Bible Schoolis the Bible school’s name.school Friends’ Embassy Bible School or just Embassy Bible School?Change if it needs to be changed. thanks . In it, she trains children from Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres karate and modern dance. She revealed there is a fee that they pay to be part of the training. She was quick to add that the amount is not a lot as making money is not her end goal. “The money they pay is way too little compared to what I paid to get my qualification, besides, I am not doing this for money,” she explained.The athlete, who finished grade 12 last year, said people should take dancing seriously if they are passionate about it. According to her, it could take people to places.“Through dance, you can get your provincial or South African colours,” she explained. She said she enjoys doing sport and dance because they do not only help in the physical aspect but also mentally and that is why she gets children involved. “It feels great to work with children, it is a blessing. Me helping them with coordination will help in the future by resulting in good academic performance, I believe,” she explained.The athlete is not only into dance and karate; she is a full-time football player. She plays for the University of Cape Town (UCT) u.17 team. Her position is a striker and sometimes she is a centre wing. For Isaacs, sport is her passion and she would love to go far with it.“Last year I was in the u.17 call ups for the national team but as a reserve,” she said.Isaacs thanked her parents for their support in the field that she described as one that required hard work. She said people underestimate the fact that dancers train up to six hours throughout the day. According to her, that is longer than most sporting codes. She also encouraged other parents to allow their children to follow their passions. “If your child has a passion, support them to put 100% effort in it, it will pay at the end,” she encouraged.