I Won't Stop Dancing | Julia Schemmer

September 11, 2014 2:25 PM

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When I was in the fourth grade, the bright idea came to my head that I would somehow perform in the elementary school talent show. All my friends attended dance classes, and would swirl and twirl in their beautiful tutus. Growing up, my family didn't have enough money for my dance classes, but I had reruns of Dancing With the Stars, and that was enough for me. My uncoordinated soul dreamt of attending Julliard, and becoming one of the great dancers my young self idolized.

The week before auditions came, and I began to master my dance. Instead of choosing one type of dance, I made a mixtape of different songs, where I would dance according to the style. There was the tango, in which I danced to "Dance With Me" by Drew Seeley (made famous by Cheetah Girls 2). Then the ...

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