I dance because it’s a way to shed all the weight from a stressful day and focus on yourself. It’s a big stress reliever for me and it’s hard for me to be mad or sad while at dance. What I enjoy about teaching mirrors the reasons that I dance. Seeing my kids smiling faces and listening about their crazy day at school makes me so happy. My favorite thing about teaching my students is when they get something that they have been working for weeks on. The smile that follows makes my heart so warm. It takes me back to my days in class struggling with the same things that they are learning, and finally achieving something I thought was impossible for me.