To My Students…

Our journey started in September. You came into my class nervous, a little scared, insecure and not sure of yourself. Some of you had no idea who I was. For months now, I have seen you every week. I’ve been there on your good days and your bad days. You, return, have been there on my good days and my bad days.

I need you all to know how thankful I am that you’ve allowed me to be your teacher. Through all of the chaos I’ve experienced in the past year, I always knew there was one thing that wouldn’t change: My dance classes. Regardless of how bad my days were, I always knew my students would be there smiling and waiting for a new dance class.

You all inspire me and encourage me push on. You help feed my desire to be a better dancer/person/teacher.

Pretty soon, you will be on stage under the lights performing the piece I’ve been working with you on for months. Pretty soon, you’ll be showing your families and friends how much you’ve grown. But I can tell you this: I’ve seen your growth. I’ve seen timidness melt away. I’ve seen little girls turn into young women. I’ve seen my boys step up and help lead. I’ve seen friendships blossom.

So when the lights in the audience dim, and the curtain rises, I know you’ll go out there and show me everything you’ve already shown me throughout our season.

Your energy. Your passion. Your artistry. Your friendship. Your love. Your wisdom. Your strength. Your hearts.

Thank you for another unforgettable season. Each and everyone of you have been the solid ground in my life, and a light in my world. Thank you.

To purchase tickets for our show “Let’s Go to the Movies” (May 22, 2011 at Landmark Theater, 1:00 and 5:30 PM), visit: TicketMaster

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