Pheww! It's been a while since we've posted on our dance blog and we're excited to be back!  I hope you will find this 'bulletin board' to inspire and/or inform you in your daily studio happenings and in your dance education journey. 

I wanted to start off this new season of dance with the idea of a MENTOR. 

Every one of us has had at least one leader/advocate/guru/mentor that has helped guide us through our [dance] journey.  With our mentors, we have become more courageous in our chosen paths and we all probably still seek guidance from our childhood mentors. I have found that one of my favorite things about dance is the organic process in which a dance lesson comes to exist - it really is just a person sharing something they love with other people who hopefully love it just as much. How cool it that?! All of the instructors at Impact Dance Center come from diverse backgrounds but we all share ONE, BIG thing in common - We are passionate about the art of dance and shaping the next generation of artists. 

What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.
— Paul Coelho

Your child's instructor has vast knowledge about, not only the material they are teaching, but how each piece of information fits into the larger picture for your child. As your dancer matures and finds dance becoming a larger part of their life, encourage your child to seek information from their instructor(s). We are here to nurture both the technical training, artistic choices, AND self-discovery of every student. Parents - YOU are making a difference in your child's life with providing them the opportunity of a dance education. Dancers - YOU are making a difference in our community by being a GREAT version of yourself. Continue to seek others who bring out the BEST in YOU! 

What is your greatest passion and how do you sustain it? Have you had a mentor that has shaped your path? Comment below to share. 

Till next time...