Just Try It

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.

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