Dance was my way of knowing that I could be accepted even though I was special needs.
My favorite style of dance is Jazz and Contemporary! My favorite part of dance is getting to share my feeling and emotion through something I have fun doing. Dancing to me is an escape from the real world in to any world I want!
I woke up in an ambulance with paramedics all around me and the first thing that I noticed, my dance family all standing outside of the ambulance praying for me.
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.
For me, dance is my therapy, my expression. I need to dance like I need air to breathe.
It's not about how many turns you can do; it's about letting your soul breathe.
I was sexually assaulted by my biological father at 7 years old. Dance is where I feel free of my past.
The summer I turned 18 I was kicked out of my home for the poor life decisions I was making. I found myself stripped of everything I had ever known. The only thing that remained was dance.
Now fifteen years old and two and a half years into remission I can honestly say dance kept me fighting and it gave me a safe haven away from the scary world of cancer.
Dance has enabled me to be accepting of my body, and not judge it just because I am not a size 2.
Her family was told she may never walk or talk. But, she has a determination in her that pushed her past all expectations.
From technique to performance to simple appearance, I lacked the ability to find self-approval. Up until my senior year of high school, I had let these characteristic consume me, determining my eating habits, my friendships, and ultimately hurting the passion for dance that had been 15 years in the making.
To me, if you can't perform and bring the dance to life, the dance means nothing.
I was too weak and had collapsed a few times.
It hurts to know that you're not wanted in a place where dreams can come true.
On the good days, I am a normal, 26 years old, young professional female working in the real estate business
I always wanted them to see the sunshine that I felt was radiating from my body when I dance, but they couldn't see it.
I still need to remember not to judge myself