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Dear Student…

Dear Student,

It is important for me to express how I feel about your learning. I cannot emphasize enough that I need you to celebrate the small victories, and the means every small victory. My worry is, sometimes you are too hard on yourself and get discouraged. While I do want you to reach your ultimate goals of being an amazing dancer, it is important that we celebrate your progress.

Being determined to reach your destination is wonderful, but more importantly, I want you to enjoy the journey. Let’s celebrate small victories like graduating out of a few dances versus a whole level. Remember when you were only taking 5 heel leads, now you’re taking 10 consecutively? You’re keeping your posture pulled up for half of the dance when you used to look at the floor. Now you’re dancing through an entire song instead of stopping after every pattern. All of these things are improvements, accomplishments, and most of all, victories that must be celebrated!

I am already so proud of what you have learned and I need you to believe me when I tell you that you’re doing a great job. I would not say it if I didn’t mean it. Please don’t wait to go to the next event, till your good enough in your mind, or have reached a certain level. You attending the events that celebrate YOU is what’s going to help you get closer to your goal. I know sometimes it is a little scary to put yourself out there when you think you’re not ready, but that in itself is the small victory that I am speaking of.

Imagine how good you are going to feel when you achieve this. I am honored to be your teacher and every time you make one more step towards your goal, this is what makes me happy. Thank you for entrusting me in your dance education and I look forward to your next lesson.

Sincerely,

Your Instructor

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