Untapped Dancer Story: Never Too Old To Dance

Debbie Knowlen-Campbell

Auburn • Washington

I am 47 years young. Now, when I have a chance to dance, I mean really dance, it’s just for me...to be free.

You're never too old to give up on Dance. I am 47 years young. I am a wife...a daughter...a mom to three lovely, sweet daughters who happen to be dancers. I am a Para educator in a kindergarten classroom by day and a dance teacher by night. I AM A DANCER. I am not the dancer I used to be. My body has lost some flexibility...and turnout...and strength, my mind sometimes doesn't think so. Sometimes I am still that 12...25...31 year old ballerina I used to be, in my mind, but most importantly in my heart and soul. Now, when I have a chance to dance, I mean really dance, it's just for me...to be free. I want my daughters and other dancers out there to understand that if the passion for dance is in your heart, age is really just a number.