Monday, June 3, 2013

Happy Reminder

This school year is coming to a close!  Thank goodness!  It's been fun, but I am ready for a break.  I've lost my mind many a time this year so the summer can not come soon enough!  I have my students write in journals to write goals, reflect, talk about their assignments, etc.  I had one final journal entry where I told them to review their goals and reflect about the semester one final time.  I want to share one because I don't ever want to forget it.  It made the entire year worth it.  This is from a talented, hard working girl who never danced until this year. She was in both my dance 1a and dance 1b classes.

This semester in dance I feel like I have really progressed.  Out of all of my goals I feel like I have really gotten better at dancing and I can dance faster as well.  I am more comfortable dancing in front of everyone but I still have a ways to go before I am completely confident in myself.  I'm a little farther into my splits but I could have worked on it more than I did.  My kicks definitely got higher not by much but they did improve.  Out of all of my goals the one that I did best at was perfecting my spins.  My pirouettes have gotten so much better than they were at the beginning of the semester.  The feeling that I get when I'm dancing is incredible and I feel like I was born to dance.  It's incredible to think that a year ago I had no clue what a tendu even was and now I'm dancing around my kitchen everyday practicing my skills just because I can and it makes me completely happy.  I'm so proud of my progress this year and now that I discovered this amazing world I don't think I'll ever leave it.  Thank you for teaching me so much this year and helping me to come so far.  If it weren't for you I don't think I'd have gotten as good as I am now.  Thank you for being such an amazing dancer and teacher and inspiring me to do my best.  This year has been great.

Nothing makes me happier.  If I only help one student this entire year or my entire career it will be worth it.

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