While my days of having babies are over, I would love for my dance family to grow at DAA! The past couple of months have been trying for me, and my dance family has really been a blessing and I would love for you to be a part of it.
This past spring, I was really excited for our year end recitals, and while traditionally the week of the recital can be a high stress time, I went into it feeling confident and ready for a great week. Then at the start of the week, a rug was pulled out from under me and I spent several days working through personal melt downs and puddles of tears. As the week went on, my daughter was having trouble with her little toe which turned out to be a serious infection, landing her in the hospital the night before our big shows. I left my husband and my daughter at the hospital late that night and was unsure of what was ready for the next morning and what I had forgotten to do, but the show must go on, and I would be there.
When I arrived at the auditorium the next morning, I was not the first one there as I usually am. A couple of my staff members had arrived early and were already setting everything up. One instructor had even offered the night before for me to not come in that morning and they would cover for me. Two other faculty members had gone to the studio and loaded up all the things I had forgotten or left behind- some items hadn’t even crossed my mind, but they knew we needed them and picked up the slack. I am truly grateful and blessed to have these people in my dance family!
This summer had been hard as I have dealt with my daughters’ hospitalization and numerous follow up appointments (on top of her usual therapy appointments that come with having a child with special needs, which is a whole other blog post!), my grandmothers sudden failing health and passing, and changes in the DAA office. Through these stresses, the faculty and parents at DAA have been there for me when I needed them, and I believe we have a special community at DAA that is worth sharing with others!
DAA may not be the biggest studio, the one with the most awards, or the highest percentage of students who go on to dance professionally, but that isn’t what is important to me. I want to build and be a part of a nurturing family that grows young people into great humans and believes that dance has the power to touch lives. Join me in this journey and you too will be welcomed into the family!