Entering her Freshman Year at University of Colorado Colorado Springs
As a little three year old in pink tights and an oversized leotard, I only saw dancing as an outlet to let my smile shine and as a way to spend time with friends. I never could have imagined the places that dance has taken me and all of the numerous lessons I have learned. Being with a Time to Dance even before the studio was even officially opened was one of life’s greatest blessings. Throughout the past few years, I have had the tremendous opportunity to not only meet some of the greatest people I know to this day, but I have had the chance to watch them grow up with me. Some of life greatest gifts have been given to me in the form of a ballet class. I have met some of the kindest and most caring people at a Time to Dance, that otherwise I never would have been introduced to. The aspects of caring and attention to detail are two things that set aside A Time to Dance from any other place I have been. Each instructor that I have had the honor of working under at A Time to Dance has never had anything less than only the best of intentions for not only me but for each student that walks through the door. I have never seen a team of people who have cared more about people’s emotional and physical well being, while producing amazing dancers in any other place that I have been. This journey of dance has not only taught me about responsibility, leadership, and astounding technique, but it has also taught me how to be accepting, how to be kind to everyone, and how to lead a life of impeccable integrity. I am forever grateful for how A Time to Dance has not only prepared me for the expansive world of dance, but for teaching me how to take each lesson I learned in a dance class and how to apply it to my every day life. There is so much sacrifice that goes into running a dance studio, and committing to being a part of the community, and for everyone that has been a part of this dance journey, I am eternally grateful for all the time, effort, and love you have poured into me, it will not soon be forgotten.