I, as a competitive dancer myself for 15 years have a very strong opinion about what competitive dancing should be. I try to instill in my students the “love of dance”, no matter who they are dancing in front of, judges, their parents, or their friends. My goal is not to make them Broadway superstars through the glitz of competition. But to make them feel like superstars in life. The confidence and teamwork I strive for them to achieve far outweighs any awards or trophies they may win. Competition, to me, is meeting new people, trying your best, supporting others, and working towards making yourself a better person as well as a better dancer. The memories and friendships you make along the way will last forever. It’s about being kind and generous to others and in the process, feeling great about yourself.