I Live Because I Dance

October 22, 2014 9:15 PM

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I Live Because I Dance

I think that the first step to happiness is figuring out what you love to do, and the second step is figuring out why you love to do what you love to do. I always knew that I loved dancing, from the moment I laced my first pair of ballet shoes at age three, and hit the stage for a stirring performance to "I Got Rhythm in My Nursery Rhymes" a few months later. Dancing is what makes me feel alive, energized, complete. But if I never considered why I love dancing, I don't know if I would still love it today.

After my first dance recital, I kept dancing with the same studio, training in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, and acro. I absolutely loved it, but as I got older, I began to feel like I needed to get "serious" about it. Eventually I became engulfed in the aggressive nature of competitive dance...

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