I’ve always dreamed of owning my own business but really the only thing I’ve ever been good at is dancing. I love moving my body and then it hit me – why don’t I open a dance studio where I teach kids the things I know? I’ve had my own place for about 2 years now and business is just wonderful.
I get to go to work every day knowing that I get to see some of my favorite kids and also get to dance my thoughts away. I have it all decked out with the best flooring and changing rooms and a good security system to protect all the AV equipment at night when I’m not there. I’m loving being a small business owner so far and if I just hang on another year or so I think I’ll be able to hire a couple more trainers as well! I never imagined being this successful and I know my family is almost as proud of me as I am of myself…and I really am!
There are a lot of great sayings concerning dance, but this is a new one that I saw on Facebook that really touched me enough to share it here on my personal blog.
My sister has always been jealous that I was the only one that took ballet, jazz and tap dance classes when we were kids. From what I remember, out mother asked both of my sisters if they wanted to participate and at that time they both declined and I was the only one that took her up on her offer.
I managed to take this dance lessons up until the age of 14. At that point I was all about trying to fit in with the crowd and convinced myself that taking dance lessons just wasn’t cool and so I dropped out. Of course now I realize that I should have continued and that it didn’t matter one bit to the “cool crowd” and I wasted all of those years and classed all for nothing.
One of my favorite quotes is “It too bad that youth is wasted on the young”. I can’t tell you how many times I have kicked myself in the butt for dropping out of dance class. But you can’t change the past no matter what and how you feel about things.
So my sister has been looking for Ballet in Southlake, TX so that she can get her daughter into dance classes now that my niece is 7 years old and is looking into getting into some type of after school activity. My niece doesn’t seem to be into any of the typical sports that kids her age find interesting enough to invest her time and energy into. So I think dance lessons would be a great way to go for her. I hope that they find a good dance instructor and that my niece will learn to appreciate all the great things that can go along with all types of dances.