Kids With Talent: Zarea Bland and African Dancing

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MACON, Ga – African dance is a fusion style type of dance that’s connected to the continent’s rich musical traditions.

17 year old Zarea Bland has practicing this style of dance since she was 3 years old. She gave a taste of the skills she’s learned with a performance on 41NBC News at Daybreak.

Bland is a senior at Central High School in Macon. She says once she graduates, she would like to study biology North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Click on the video to see the full performance.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.