Just as there are seasons to life there are many seasons to dance. One season I want to focus on is the season of true commitment and follow through. A lot of dancers can become burnt out towards the end of the school year. The weather changes, schedules are packed and recital is right around the corner. Attending class every week on the same day, at the same time can become monotonous, repetitive and feel robotic. At this point in the season it is understandable to want a change and feel like you need a break. Now I’m all for change when it is for the greater good, but when you make a commitment it is important to stick it out to the very end. As the dance season comes to an end, I want you to understand the commitment you made to your classmates, to your teachers, your family and yourself. Be proud of the journey you have taken, how far you have come, and the work you have put in. Put your best foot forward at each step of the way. Practice your skills and showcase them well when you hit the stage. You get the opportunity to shine on the stage without your teacher. You have the power to control the performance- make it an awesome experience! Choose to show up every day with a smile for the rest of the season. You can commit to rehearse the counts, and all the details of the routine. Decide to make your performance and recital day the greatest ever!