Our Inspiring Students

By January 11, 2016 December 30th, 2017 International Dance Exchanges

One of the most touching moments this trip came on the final day in Chepo prior to the girls big performance. Community members and volunteers were setting up for the show and most of the younger kids were playing in the courtyard and running in and out of the classrooms when I went down the corridor towards the cafeteria to fill up my water bottle. There I found my oldest group of students, the high school kids, in a classroom practicing the routines we had taught them throughout the week. One of the girls was acting as a rehearsal director and helping the other kids fine tune the details in the steps while another girl was using her iPod as a speaker while streaming the songs from YouTube. Seeing the persistence and dedication of the students was beyond inspiring and emphasized the universal language of dance.

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