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Down Syndrome Doesn't Define

I want to introduce you to my friend, Hannah.


 

Pre-Stage Serenity

"all nearness pauses, while a star can grow..." - e.e. cummings

The hours of rehearsal are over. Your body still bruised. But now, there's a stillness.


 

Social Media Makes Me Dance

Since the invention and mass production of smart phones, lives have changed, businesses have changed, and the way we think and approach communication has been forever altered. With over 45.5 million people in the United States using smart phones, concepts such as time, space and privacy have all experienced confusion. But one thing is for sure:

Technology has made the world dance more!


 

Love v. Money

Written by Sheena Jeffers for Ballet Shoes & Bobby Pins.

There have been two times in my life where I can say I felt completely lost.


 

Teaching Dance: Ages 2-11

Starting a child's dance education when they are young is vital to the child's development in dance later in life. Learning stretches and proper posture, as well as learning how to hear and feel music, are all taught beginning at young ages so that later it seems "natural" to the dancer.

As children grow physically, cognitively and emotionally during this period in their life, dance is the perfect way to guide their cognitive and emotional development while aiding their physical development as well.


 

Top 10 Reasons: Dance & Community Service

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank

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Dance and community service together can change lives. Here's how:


 

The Business of Life

We recently sat across from a nurse while eating dinner with friends.

“So,” she began, swishing her wine around in her glass. “How exactly do you live?”

This was her response to our telling her we are dance teachers. We smiled, laughed to ourselves.

“I didn’t mean that in any way other than: How did you turn something you love to do into an income?”

Thus, we explained our double life.


 

Just Show Up

“For me, sick days are out of the question. I like to think the show won’t go on without me. The harsh truth, though, is that I don’t take sick days because I know it will.”

We’ve always told our students: Just show up.

Whether it is showing up to a dance class, a social gathering, a friend’s birthday party, a wedding, dinner, an interview... just show up.


 

Just Don't Wanna

These cold mornings and nights are not our favorite. It's hard to push through and remember, "Spring is coming; Summer's right behind that;  Just wait" when you're having to get dressed and sit in a freezing car to work, work, work. Also, we're still exhausted from 2010! Winter is a harsh, harsh season, accompanied, for many, by the blues.

Most of these winter days and nights, we fight the "just don't wanna" attitude. See exhibit 1 below.

It's a hard battle to fight considering, hey, we're right there with ya toots!

So we've come up with the recipe to help fight off the "just don't wannas."


 

Lessons Learned

Some of the Hardest:

Your parents aren't perfect. They will mess up, make bad judgment calls, say mean things, become insecure, need advice, and have questions. Mostly, they are dealing with their own personal mountains and monsters.

There is always someone better than you. It's true. There is always someone. No matter how hard you work, how many trophies or ribbons your name is engraved in, how many schools you attend, books you read or documentaries you watch; there is always someone.


 

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