Friday, June 3, 2011

If You're Gonna Do It, Might As Well Do It Big!

I was like a young child on Christmas morning yesterday. I'm sure many of you know the feeling I'm talking about. Back when Christmas was the most magical day, presents appeared out of nowhere, and that morning, you couldn't wait to run to the living room and tear open all of the wrapping paper. Sometimes I believe that the tearing apart the paper is the best part.

Yesterday, was like the unwrapping of a great gift. While it seemed that 4 o' clock would never come around, when it finally did, my greatest dream came true. Dancers started lining up for the very first official Dancers Anonymous class, and I thought I would cry. Dancers were excited not only for class, but to see each other. Dance means a lot more to these students than just an activity to keep them busy, and what a beautiful sight it was to see a group of kids bonding over an activity that many of them call their life.

I taught a Hip Hop routine to Jay Sean's "Hit The Lights" to around 38 students. Some have been dancing all their lives, some just started recently, and some haven't danced since leaving high school, but either way, the energy that they fed me made for an absolutely amazing and inspirational class. Being a teacher is about more than just passing down your knowledge of something, but it is also about what you feel towards your students and what they feel towards you. Let me be the first to say that I would not love my job as much as I do if it were not for my students! I feed off of their energy, their laughter, their facial expressions while they dance, their attitude that fuels their movement, and most of all the passion that radiates from every inch of their bodies. Dance would not be worth it if we did not love it!

The video below is just a small group that joined us yesterday because I was having so much fun I forgot to record the whole group! None the less, this video will give you a little taste of the fun we had! I can't wait to see what these classes bring this summer, and more importantly I can't wait to watch these students grow not only in their friendships with each other, but also with their passion and style of dance. We have a big summer up ahead of us, and we are all ready to face the challenge. Thank you to any of you reading this, for coming to class, supporting this dream, or just simply being a part of our journey through this blog! None of this would be possible if it were not for all of you wanting to be a part of it!

Stay tuned for a recap of next weeks classes!

Courtney


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1 comment:

  1. You're bringing a much needed talent to this area and are offering the kids in this town something that is available in other cities but never has been here! You're an inspiration and I am so proud of you! Love you! Mom

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