Day Four: Authentic Joy and Self-Expression

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On our fourth and final day of teaching, we got to solidify our dances, explore new concepts, and strength our relationships with the students. I was filled with pride watching all of the kids practice their dances and put their whole selves into each step. The high school group had 6 new teenage boys who joined us for the class. Although they were timid at first, they learned both of the dances really fast and participated the whole time. Their smiles lit up the room and encouraged the other students. It was wonderful to see their progression, from embarrassed and unsure to fully engaged and expressive, there was a huge transformation from the beginning to the end of class. The movement flowed through their body and I could see the way they grew more and more comfortable with the choreography and their own way of moving the more they practiced it. Not one person left class without a smile on their face and I was completely inspired by their authentic joy and self-expression.

 

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  • My favorite part: “Not one person left class without a smile on their face and I was completely inspired by their authentic joy and self-expression.” Thanks for sharing Sarah! We will miss you!

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