I remember the day my mom asked if I wanted to take ballet lessons. I was nine, almost ten, and I said "Sure, couldn't hurt. If I didn't like it, I didn't haven't to do it next year." Not do it next year? What was I thinking?! Dance is now one of the biggest things in my life! It's helped me in so many way, not to mention I made one of my very best friends at dance. I have to say that I am probably a lot less shy than I used to be, though I am still shy. I used to look down all the time, but now I hold my head high, saying "I am a dancer, and dancers don't look down."
I am now learning four different styles of dance: ballet, tap, pointe, and lyrical jazz. This year is my 5th year in ballet, 4th year in tap, and 1st in pointe and lyrical jazz. Pointe is hard work, but it's so worth it. Jazz is becoming one of my new favorites, but pointe and ballet will always be on the top of my list.
I actually wrote this post a while back, so I updated it to say that I have made it to pointe :) I just thought I'd post it.