Megan Ellen Green

Colstrip • Montana

Story

Every step is difficult. Every movement is yet freeing. I haven't been dancing for extremely long, only probably a total of 5 years in my life. Yet, I know it is what I want to do with my life. I plan to attend college for my major in dance.

I have struggled with chronic low muscle tone my whole life. I have been in and out of physical therapy, x-rayed, and covered in tape just as long. My muscles atrophy just as I build them. Which makes injuries in dance frequent, and building the necessary muscles and flexibility difficult. It also resulted in a 30 degree curve in my spine.

Through dance I've been able to be the strongest I have ever been, and I've gotten my back strong enough that my curve has slim to none.

I have never gave up. I never will. Dance is the biggest challenge and yet the biggest blessing and largest freedom in my life. I want any other dancer out there who struggles to know not to quit. It does get better, it takes time but things become easier. Once you finally get stronger it is such a beautiful feeling. Each victory feels even bigger and butter sweet. NEVER give up on your dreams.

Dancing is the most important thing in life. It has made me a better person, made me stronger, and taught me more than anything else. Dance is so precious.