It's the end of the year! I can't believe time has flown by so fast. As usual, working at DWC and with the many wonderful students in our program has been a roller-coaster ride of hard work, excitement, some frustration, and a great deal of pride and joy.
In the spirit of an end-of-the-year recap, here are some quotes from my students from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy and Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School about their favorite memories of their dance classes:
-I really liked when we learned about the different kinds of dances.
-At first my partner and I didn't work well together, but then we figured out how to compromise and move together and we started really having fun.
-I liked the way we worked together as a team to accomplish something we couldn't do before.
-I couldn't do the turn in salsa at first, but I'm glad that I learned how to do it.
-I liked when we were rotating partners during our first classes because I got to dance with different people.
-I enjoyed the bus ride back from the competition, even though some people were disappointed [at not winning the biggest trophy] we were still having fun together and enjoying being together.
-I liked being in the room at the competition watching people dance on the screen and giving each other compliments.
-I enjoyed seeing the difference between the beginning and the end - with the first couple of classes nobody really cared about dancing that much, but after a couple of classes we started really liking it and we started being good at dancing.
One of my favorite things about these memories is that so many of them are not only about dancing, but also about the way the students have learned to work together and enjoy interacting with each other. I am so proud of all of my students for the wonderful work they've done this year! I've seen so many of them really blossom, not just as dancers but as human beings. It's truly magical and I'm so thankful to be a part of DWC.