Recently I started teaching DwC core program at Sawyer School . I was really excited to see this group again this year and work with those amazing kids who they really surprise me with their energy and talent in their last performance.
The first thing I saw was an smile in their faces what it really makes me have the best day ever. They was really excited about the material they will be learning this year but the most funny some of the kids ask me: We will be on TV? We will be famous?
Once I started with Foxtrot I was a little concern about how they will response but they surprise me again, once I started the music and I was watching those little Ladies and Gentleman dancing so elegant with their nice frame and going with the Rhythm Slow slow quick quick is one of those moments I will never forget.
Today we started learning about the Paso Doble. Once we talked about Spain’s matadors, everyone was excited to play our ice breaker. The dancers were split into teams of two where one person became the matador and the other the shadow of the matador. It was amazing to see the dancers challenging each other with movements that tested their body awareness. One student was partnered with a young lady who did the splits. At first he balked and said there was no way he could do that, but then he tried and amazed himself at the flexibility of his body. Giving young people the chance to see their boundaries and push past them is one of the many beautiful aspects of the DWC program. We often encourage students to not fear being unable to do something before they try it. Pushing themselves to try new things is a valuable skill they can employ throughout the rest of their lives.
Posted by Denita Inez