My past year of Kinderdance has been an incredible journey filled with many life lessons in dance, teamwork, integrity, and community.
If I were to give the next Kinderdance instructor (4) points of advice, they would be the following:
Discover hidden joys... Each class is full of challenges, take the time to reflect on what brings you and the children joy.
Support your teachers...they are your biggest allies, and their time is precious.
Trust your team...they will be there to help and support you no matter what. The heart of Kinderdance opens wide through teamwork.
Know that your worst day could be a child's best...Every day is another chance to change a life in your community.
With all of this being said: I would like to announce, bittersweetly, that I will be leaving the Kinderdance team physically, but not in spirit. I will be a dance teacher at Vanderlyn Elementary School this fall. It has been so wonderful to teach your children, and I truly hope to "see you later". Keep dancing, smiling, and being you.