I began dancing when I was 3 years old at a small studio in my hometown. When I was about 10, my best friend and I decided it was time to move to a new dance studio for a lot of reasons but mainly so that our dancing could grow and improve. We and our moms spent the whole summer trying to figure out which studio was best for us. It was super confusing and stressful. But then we found the studio where we both are now! When our moms told us that they had spoken to the owner of the new studio and we had an audition for the competition team we were sooooo nervous! But, when we got there and met her, it was like we were already family and that she had been teaching us since the very beginning.
When our first day of classes at the new studio came around, we were very nervous but my bestie and I knew we had each other and that it would all be fine. When we walked in to our new studio, everyone was so welcoming and we instantly became best friends with everyone there! They all just welcomed us in like we had been there forever. There was no jealousy or anything negative. Everyone just liked us for us! When we didn’t know the steps or we were learning something we had never done before, the other kids would always help us try to understand the steps better and help us get them. And most of the time we did!
The hardest part of it all was losing some of the friends that we had at our old studio. Many of them were happy that we had found a place where we could grow and learn more about dance, but not all of them were. It was very difficult to realize that not everyone was happy for us if we weren’t at the same dance studio anymore.
So, the moral of the story is, even when you are scared or nervous to leave something behind or start something new, never hold yourself back. When it comes to your well-being or your health, always think of that before you think about what anyone else thinks of you. Never worry about if someone will not like you if you do something that will help you get better in anything you want to achieve. If they don’t like you after that then they were never your friend in the first place.