Each Thanksgiving I try to take a few minutes and reflect on all of the things that I have to be thankful for in this life. Today, I’d love to share some of the dance-related ones with you…
I’m thankful I had the chance to dance in so many amazing places. I’ve been on stage at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, in Japan at an outdoor event at the bottom of a huge mountain and many spots in-between. There is nothing like dancing for a large, live audience, and I’m so grateful I got to experience that.
I’m thankful that I have the knack for teaching dance. I love sharing what I know with others, and am well aware that not every dancer is able to do that. There is a joy in helping someone else perfect a movement or learn a step.
I’m thankful that I have been able to write about dance in so many different ways. I’ve authored articles for Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit and other magazines, and I’ve also written first-person pieces for online and print publications. This blog has been one of the highlights of the past year for me, and I’ve loved being able to connect with readers and try and come up with interesting content.
I’m thankful that the time I spent studying dance has translated into so many other parts of my life. The discipline of the art form, the ability to accept and welcome criticism and the dedication that is needed have all helped form my personality in a way that I truly appreciate.
I’m thankful for each and every person out there that reads 4dancers. The sense of community I’ve experienced here has been truly amazing.
I hope that all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I’ll be back on the 29th.