Before the competitions start and the competitive nature kicks in these 300 plus high school dancers took a day to have fun and enjoy the love they have for dance. Today at the MADT Coaches Student Convention they took various classes, made new friends and learned something new. We also asked them to post a picture on Twitter or Instagram and tell us why they have a love 4 dance.
Seeing all the reasons they listed just reminded me why I love and respect this sport so much. A few of the reasons they listed are that they love dance because:
• “it makes me happy, and feel good”
• “it means new friends that become family”
• “we love the feeling of knowing everyone is giving their all and doing their best”
• “it challenges us to a completely different level”
• “it brings multiple teams together to share everyone’s passion and love for dance”
All of reasons that I saw today are ALL reasons that I love this sport. Our sport is continuing to instill the same values and lessons that my teachers and coaches instilled in me. Everyone knows the value of hard work and understands that they are apart of a team that depends on them and their teammates share the same love 4 dance that they have.
I want to thank all these dancers for reminding me that the love for this sport is so much more than dance. Today it did not matter if you were a coach, teacher, or dancer because the bottom line is that we all have the same love for this sport and when we remind ourselves of that then we can show everyone else that no matter what happens we are still going to have a Love 4 Dance!