For the last 14 years I have been involved in dance. At first I just helped in Danielle's class, and then I helped in others, and many years ago, (too many too count) myself and two very good friends started a dance studio. It has it days and anyone who works with mothers (and fathers) and children know 'You can't please everyone....". I am not in it for the money (obviously) and believe it or not I am not in it for the trophies (although we have won our share).
My husband asks me all the time, "Why do you do it?" I never really have a good answer but it hit me the other night. Our 'Firecracker's' (ages K-2) had their first performance at the basketball game....I do it for the smiles. The smiles on the little girl's faces, the smiles on the faces of the proud parents. To be honest I'm not sure who smiles more, the parents watching or the daughter performing.... But I know now, that's why I do it!
All the Firecrackers 1-4 and their wonderful teachers
The Firecracker 5-6's