And that's a wrap! She took the stage for the final time this evening and danced her heart out!
To ALL of the dance teachers that have taught our daughter at one point or another (and especially to our K&R Dance Family), while I try to wrap my head around the fact that Annalisa's dancing chapter of her life has come to an end, I think of how much you have impacted our child’s life these past 15 years.
I know I've never been a hardcore dance mom (and you know this as well ?) but I do know that you have been such a huge part of Annalisa's childhood. You helped raise her. She is the person she is because of her dance teachers. You have taught her so much in the years she has been under your wing. I can’t thank you enough for giving such a huge part of your life to make such a difference in her life.
We chose you, not only because you are amazing teachers, but amazing women. You are strong in character and superb role models. I couldn’t be more proud to call you my child’s dance teachers. You have taught her to rise above, to always be kind, while others were less than so.
So, here we are, at her very last competition and I wanted you to know what you have done for our daughter.
You have given her confidence and courage. Taught her about teamwork and commitment. Taught her about disappointment and how to pick herself up and dust herself off.
You have given her the gift of true sportsmanship and compassion. You have taught her how to take care of herself, be passionate and disciplined. You have shown her respect and how to respect. She has learned how to push herself to her limit, to persevere, and not give up. All of these things, and more, are skills she will take with her throughout her lifetime. The memories you helped to create will be told time and time again to her own children (Future King & Roberts dancers maybe??)
I cannot begin to make you understand how much we will miss dance being part of our lives. Each and every one of you teachers will always have a special place in all of our hearts. We love you and love King & Roberts Dance Studio!
Gratefully yours, ?Jennie & Brock Childress