I know it sounds cliché, but I’m so thankful to have my health and grateful to be in the place where I’m finally feeling strong again after going through a labrum reconstruction seven months ago. Being married to a former ski racer and having my own kids ski racing, it was a tough choice not to ski in a place built around the winter sport, so that I can focus one-hundred-percent on being healthy and recovering for the sole purpose of getting back to teaching dance and choreographing. I am reminded that life is all about choices and I never take for granted the dancers and families that make the choice to commit to dance each week.
The “gift of dance” is more than jumping around the studio. It is something that comes from within. Something that you can’t always put words to. Something that has the ability to lift spirits in those performing as well as those watching. I give my “gift of dance” through teaching and choreographing for my students, and I am thrilled to be able to do that again after the New Year.
I have taken the last few months to really take a look at the studio and aspire to providing more dance and performing opportunities for our dancers. And, I am grateful that parents trust me to do this every day. I notice I love watching dance and classes almost as much as being a part of them. Watching our students come alive in the studio or on stage is one of the most fulfilling experiences for me.
I wish all of our students, teachers and their families a very Happy Holiday season!