We all go through hard things. We all go through stress. We have to find a place that we feel safe and that we feel heard. Our staff at Lonestar tries to foster a culture where kids can be adventurous and creative, where lifelong friendships are built and where limits can be pushed in a controlled environment. It takes trust and open communication to maintain this, but when school is rough or when family life isn’t everything it’s supposed to be we want our dancers to walk into the studio, get out of their minds and focus on growing and learning.
Through technique and choreography they get to mindfully create brain/body awareness, build strength and learn movement that may be new, challenging and different than they are used to. Through improvisation they get to move without boundaries and express on the outside what their insides feel like. The dance classroom is a place where you build trust with other dancers and a place where friends will see you at your best and at your worst. When one of our dancers is struggling, her dance family holds her up. We cheer for each other and also hold each other accountable. We succeed together and we face challenges together.
The dance studio is our safe space. This is an idea we hold sacred and talk about at every staff meeting, in every parent meeting, and at every chance we get when a kid opens up to us. Unfortunately we don’t always uphold this idea, as we are human and mistakes are easy to make, but we, as teachers, always hope to learn and grow when we fail at this particular mission. Our Fall enrollment is currently closed, but we hope you join us in January! Check out our Fall/Spring schedule here.