shoutout to all the dancers

I just wanna give a shoutout to all my black dancers

I wanna shout out all the dancers who don’t do hip hop cause people often think that’s the only thing we’re good at. This is for the ballerinas, the modern dancers, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and acrobatic. Shout out to y'all killing the game in every genre.

Shoutout to dancers

i know my blog isn’t usually about dancey things but i just wanted to say a few things.

i’m a dancer. i have been for 9 years now and only recently have i become greatly aware on how much time and money goes into it from my parents (and students) end. so whilst i was coming home from the dance shop with my $75 ballet shoes i insisted i paid for with my own money, i started thinking about all the other dancers who aren’t as lucky as i am. so this is for you

shoutout to those dancers who pay for all their own equipment

shoutout to those dancers who can’t afford new shoes and wear theirs until they literally physically can’t be worn

shoutout to those dancers who struggle to pay dance fees

shoutout to those dancers that can’t afford to attend a dance school but still aren’t afraid to express their passion

shoutout to those dancers that stick out in class because they only have one pair of tights and leotard and have to wear shorts and t-shirt to ballet class when it’s in the laundry

shoutout to those dancers that aren’t homeschooled and end up getting to class late because school was held back or the buses had a problem

i understand you. you are appreciated. you deserve just as much as any of the other dancers to be in that class, or if you don’t take class, you deserve to just simply dance as much as anyone else. just don’t stop dancing.

things might get tough, and money might get tight, but your instructors will understand if you talk to them, i promise.

i know you’re trying your hardest to do what you love to do, and i think everyone needs to know that not everyone who dances is a stuck up little ballerina. there are real people, some of which go to my studio, that have parents with tight budgets, who work into all hours of the night after class just to get the money needed for that lesson, who’s passion for this sport shines even without all the fancy equipment.

you are a beautiful artist. don’t stop what you’re doing.

shoutout to all the writers/poets/artists/dancers/singers who constantly get told that their work isn’t good enough. props to all of you for continuing to create art despite those criticisms.

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Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays from me and all these dancers:

Taylin Beadle, Kennedy Cochran-Putt, Regan Cooke, Elena Dahms, Gabi D'Ambra, Quinn Di Cristina, Cassidy Douglas, Elise Douglas, McKenna Douglas, Skye Filek, McEwen Gore, Mullins Gore, Graysen Hasty, Peyton Heitz, Aubrie Heyer, Haley Holland, Eva Hurtig, Delanee Inman, Madison Johnston, Bailey Mahaffey, Ella Montano, Mimi Palmentere, Devin Ramirez, Brantlee Saxon, Ella Sheppard, Jaida Skidmore, Ellie Tracy, Peyton Traver, Claire VanHook,  Samantha Vanhook, Andrea Vasquez, Samantha Vivo, Kaylee Quinn 

A special thank you to @addicted-to-musical-theatre @autumnmiller @avasiniscalchi @bella-klassen @bossbrowns @boydancers @carmodance @celfans @christmasdancers @competitive-dancers @dancer-lovely-anya @justplaindancing @little-dancing @littledancers2015 @littledancindivas @thoseyoungdancers @tinydancingtalent @touchofdance @weredancin @youngdancingtalents for joining the discussion group. I’m soe xcited for us to share dances with each other over the next season.

And a shoutout to all my very favorite blogs - @weredancin @theshowtoppers @bella-klassen @queen-bostyn @dancer-lovely-anya @dancersfierce @asiamonetray @kayleeequinnn @keepcalmandturnout @littlebrynn @brynnrmfallo @littledancersdefense @carmodance @caylieclaus @juniormissperfect @avasiniscalchi @blitzenbrown @justplaindancing @mistydancers @dylynnjones @thedancersstolemyparade @christmasdancers @zieglergirlssupport @scorpionturn @ldancers @tatemcrae @bostynbrown @peytonheitz @jayceewilkins @southernstrutt @thoseyoungdancers @littledancers @touchofdance