Trinity Arts Dance Academyby Angie

11 Mar 2008
2:03 pm

km2-custom.jpgSunday before last, I was talking to Jollene Berghoff at church about where to find an adult tap class (since she teaches dance). She told me that she only teaches clogging, but I should ask Kjelene Deakin, who owns the dance studio where Jollene works. In fact, she found Kjelene right then and introduced us. There isn’t an adult tap class right now, but she’s been thinking of starting one and said she’d get back to me. At Enrichment meeting two days later, Kjelene found me and asked for my phone number, saying she had “had a brainstorm” about me… I didn’t think much of it, figuring it was just about starting up the class.

Wednesday morning, Kjelene called me and asked if I would be interested in being an instructor at her dance academy! I was completely floored. I tried to figure out what I might have said on Sunday that would give her the idea that I was qualified to teach dance – that “I’d taken tap and jazz and a little ballet years ago” didn’t seem to fit the bill to me. She explained that she wanted a new teacher to share her “Tiny Tots” classes – kids from 2-5 years old – which required much more in the way of personality, patience, and “storytelling” than perfect technique.

So, today was my first day at Trinity Arts Dance Academy, where I first attended Kjelene’s Pilates class to get warmed up, and then shadowed her for Tiny Tots and KinderBallet. She had half a dozen extra kids and moms there than usual, taking today’s class to try it out for free. It made for a pretty crazy morning. It was really fun, though, and I loved being back on the dance floor. I only had my tap shoes on for about ten minutes, but it felt so great! I’m still a little amazed at what I’ve gotten myself into, but it’s been fabulous so far!

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  1. Angie
    8:22 AM on March 12th, 2008

    …and now it is the morning after, and I am so sore! It’s been so long since I’ve danced that much!

  2. Rebecca
    5:03 PM on March 16th, 2008

    Angie! That is SO wonderful! I love how amazing opportunities drop in your lap sometimes. Take it and dance with it!

    I love you!

  3. Momma Hoffman
    5:32 AM on April 4th, 2008

    How fun for you, Angie! Although I’m sorry to hear that you were so sore the next day – a little too much too fast – but who of us hasn’t experienced that more times then we’d like to admit in our lives? Your endurance will grow, and I’m sure, also your enjoyment of this new opportunity to be involved with something you love, and under such fun circumstances.

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