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Hey all - It’s Avaree! I wanted to take some time to talk about the world of Instagram and Competitive Dance.
I, like all of you, have a passion for dance and took that love of dance to Insta! I was overwhelmed at the number of supportive, beautiful dancers on there! I was inspired and love supporting my new found friends.
However, along with support and inspiration came a lot of realization on competitive levels of dance. Our small studio is only able to dedicate 1 hour a week to our competition practice and I spend only 4 days a week at my studio.
I am 10 years old but certainly find myself behind many of the other dancers I’ve come to know on Insta, even some younger than me. This has pushed me harder to work twice as much at home on my flexibility, turns and more!
I’ve learned along the way that I am ME and my journey is my OWN! I can’t compare myself to every other dancer and neither should you! In a world where girls are always comparing themselves to one another it is difficult not to do. It is so important that we realize how unique and wonderful each of us are. Be proud of who you are and what you have accomplished.
YOU ARE AMAZING!