As I look back 6 years ago, I was a 14-year-old girl who had just made one of the biggest decisions in my life. When I decided to change dance studios, Ignite was just a thought with only a handful of dancers and the love for dance. Taking that initial leap of faith with Amanda was one of the best decisions I have ever made. As the years went by (way too fast) dancing for Ignite I not only grew to be a great dancer, but an even better person. The most important lesson the Ignite staff taught me was to work hard for what I wanted. Today, as a Nursing student and a dance instructor, I still carry this motto with me.
Becoming a dance teacher was a spontaneous action. I never planned on continuing my dance career after high school, however, my plans changed. I believed that it was my time to share my passion using another method, teaching. Going into my second year teaching I not only teach my students technique, but I also teach them the life lessons that my teachers, now my coworkers, once taught me. I am beyond grateful for Ignite. It’s not only a dance studio, it’s a home.