Sunday, June 10, 2012

Beeslack Story Winner

There is a young person with a great positive attitude, someone ambitious and going for it. This is their story.........

A couple of years ago I began assisting with dance classes on a Friday afternoon. It allowed me to become more confident, able to lead and be better at dancing.

There were more classes I began to help with, it was during this period of helping with Ballet, Tap and Modern dance I realised it was something I wanted to continue throughout my life.

My helping continued and a year ago I was offered to share a class with another assistant - so I was promoted to Student Teacher.

In recent months, the school had their dance show - which inspired me to dance more and more. Seeing our class perform on stage made me realise how much I want to continue dancing, also dancing with younger students inspired me.

I've been dancing since I was 2 and a half - Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Musical Theatre, it has always been part of me.

After our recent dance show I looked into dance college and studying dance - but this would mean not going to university and not being able to continue helping and teaching at my current dance school.

After a discussion with my dance principal she assured me that if I want I will be able to continue teaching and once I've completed my grade 8 Ballet I can undergo a teaching diploma with my current school.

I have decided that I will try to get into University and continue most of my current dancing and if I still require a degree to teach in dance then I can go and attend dance college.

The decision to do this allows me success in my job and my education. I will have to work hard for a balance - but for dancing and my education I am willing to do so.

Linda Johnston