I danced for 16 years. From age three to nineteen I took tap, jazz, ballet, modern and lyrical. I taught some classes. I loved being in the studio three to five days a week.
I stopped taking and teaching dance classes the summer of 1999. It wasn’t some kind of life-altering experience like an injury that stopped me. I was a college kid focused on other college-type things. It took a couple of years for me to want to go back.
This summer I started taking tap class again. I can’t believe I talked myself out of going back for so long! It is so awesome being in the studio again! My good friend quickly noticed a difference in my attitude. “You’re just so much happier,” she told me. I really am.
I’m enjoying taking class. My original goal was to look into teaching, but I think that can wait. I’ll be a student for a while and get my technique and skill back. Maybe one day I’ll want to teach again; maybe not. Right now, I’m just happy dancing.