Beginnings can be scary. Starting something new can bring about an unparalleled source of anxiety as you face the unknown. We are creatures of habit who like things the way we like them, even the adventurous among us. When starting a new job, a new class, a new project we have to trust that the experiences we carry with us will hold us up through the inevitable trial and error of a new beginning.
In the dance studio, there are seasons for beginnings as well as seasons of comfort. Each school year we find a new rhythm as kiddos settle into new classes, new pieces, new friend groups. We teach kids how to adapt to new starts again and again, and also how to appreciate the level of comfort you have as you learn what to expect from certain classes, teachers and team mates.
This is something we get less familiar with as we grow older. As school children, we had to learn how to adapt all the time. As adults, we tend to hold more tightly to our comfort zones and our routines. We are less likely to try new things or start over. I hope that the dance studio is instilling a sense of adventure and excitement around seasons of beginnings in our dancers, and I hope they carry this with them as the grow. The anxiety may never go away, but it’s all in how we harness that nervous energy and give it all we’ve got.
Interested in joining us? Registration for spring ends Friday, 2/15! Summer classes and camp schedules will be available by 3/1.