We asked staff to share highlights from the Spring Semester and some ways in which they have seen their students grow over the school year.
“The highlight of the spring semester has been seeing all the growth in my students. For my preschool class, it has been seeing them overcome separation and forming friendships with one another. For my dancers, I see great excitement to learn new steps and hone in on the technique we have been building on. Each class was excited for the Spring Recital and Parent Observation Days and I, too, could not wait for parents and grown ups to see their dancers on stage and in class on our final day. It is always so special.”
-Katrina, Ballet and Early Childhood Teacher
“The highlight of the spring semester has been working on our choreography for the spring recital. It has been a blast to get performance ready!
It has been wonderful to see students’ confidence flourish in the studio since the beginning of the fall semester. They are using dance as a means to express themselves and I have so enjoyed watching their creativity blossom.”
-Rachel, Ballet and Contemporary Dance Teacher
“One of the greatest highlights is when my gymnasts self-reflect to earlier in the semester or year. When my students gain new skills, or accomplish a station or skill that was difficult previously, many will make comments about how much they have learned. Hearing my gymnasts say ‘I’m really getting the hang of this’, ‘Wow, I didn’t know I could do that myself’, ‘I did it!’ …are only some of the great highlights of this spring semester.
At the beginning of the semester, and year, many of my students didn’t know other peers in their classes. Very quickly, they formed friendships and sports partnerships with each other. Now that the semester is coming to a close, many of my students verbally coach and provide kind corrections to their peers. Many of my students also want to know the progressive steps to move further along and ‘level-up.’ My gymnasts not only formed friendships, but are learning the value of being a part of a team.”
-Julia R., Gymnastics Coach