The beauty of dance classes is that miracles can happen. We learn from teachers, our friends, the experiences we have dancing and the responsibility we have working together. All of that shapes who we are and who we become.
So last week I shared about my favorite little dancer Brittney and her imaginary friend who came to dance classes with her. This week I wanted to share about my fabulous adults I have the privilege of teaching. They are the best! Every one comes in with a different story about how they came to dance class and I love it! Dance is personal. They dance for fitness, personal goals, overcome fear, trying something new they didn’t have the opportunity to as a child – or the opposite. They remember how much they loved dancing as a child and can’t wait to get back to class again.
I don’t have any imaginary friend stories from my adults, but those ladies bring their own sort of magic to class. They are the best support group and cheerleaders I have ever seen. With a variety of levels in each class they celebrate the success of each dancer when they hit that next goal. It’s no drama – just dance. Just the joy of doing what you love – which is what we want for all our dancers. To love coming to class. Because if you love dance enough it will change you forever!
That's why I'm a HUGE fan of Dance Classes!
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--Miss Amy :)
I’m a huge fan of dance classes, but probably not for the reason you think. Yes, my sister Kaley and I own the studio but that’s not the reason I’m such a fan of dance classes. It goes way beyond any kind of business discussion.
I’m a huge fan of dance classes because they change people’s lives. I know that sounds corny but it’s true! From young little 2 year olds to mature adults, dance classes have an outlet to gain confidence, achieve goals and learn how to work with a team.
Now, you’re probably saying, Amy – come on. No two-year old is going to learn all that. Well, I would beg to differ – politely. I have seen two-year olds begin the year as a twirling vortex of energy (we love those two-year olds and man, if only we could bottle that energy!) and by the end of the year they know how to stand on their spot, follow directions, keep their personal space, put their shoes and belongings in a dance bag and are proud to stand on the stage and dance for Mom and Dad!
I had the cutest little girl in a summer class years ago. I’ll call her Brittney. Brittney brought her imaginary friend to class every week. And unfortunately, her imaginary friend, (who incidentally was Timothy the Mouse – from Dumbo) was not a good influence on her. Her parents were a bit tired of Timothy but didn’t know how to get Brittney to let go of him. So we began in dance class. The first week Brittney and Timothy were not good listeners and we talked about listening and following directions so we could do more dancing. The second week was better but Timothy had to have his own spot on the floor. By about the fourth or fifth week, Timothy didn’t stand on a spot on the floor. He sat by the mirror and “watched.” And then the magic. The last week of classes, Timothy was gone. Brittney enjoyed the whole class without Timothy and her dad was completely amazed. I’m not a psychologist but there was magic in those dance classes that literally changed how Brittney saw the world and how she fit into it.
I am so grateful for that teaching experience because it showed me the responsibility we have as teachers to create an environment where miracles can happen.
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Stay tuned for Part 2 next week!
--Miss Amy :)
It's Spring Break and the studio is closed but don't forget about your dance bag completely! Keep up with your technique by stretching everyday, going over your dances (with your parent's permission), eating healthy and getting lots of sleep!
We'll see you all in a week - and don't forget . . . point those toes!
--Miss Amy :)
Just in time for Friends Week, here's a fun quiz you can take with your BFF! For even more fun, try it out on your other friends and family too! You might find out your mom is destined to be the next Misty Copeland or your sister is on her way to becoming a Rockette!
Enjoy our Dance Style Quiz and be sure to bring your friends to Friends Week!
-- Miss Amy :)
Miss Amy: I love teaching kids and watching that "A-ha!" moment happen when all the dots connect and the light bulb goes on! There's nothing better!