If someone told me to describe Art of Dance in only one word, family is what I would reply with. Ive been dancing at AOD for eight incredible seasons, and this 2018-2019 season will be my ninth. In all of these years, I have grown so much as a dancer, have met some of the most amazing, loving, caring, kind people in the world, and have found myself a second home and family. Dance itself is a beautiful thing, but to learn, enjoy, and experience it with AOD is truly so special. The teachers are so supportive, helpful, and loving, and they really understand each of their dancers more and more as each month passes. The students here are so amazing in different ways, and I couldnt imagine my life without them. The studio is so wonderful - four rooms with the same amount of happiness and excitement filled in each one, no matter the size. Recital week is honestly the best week of the year (minus all of the tears on Sunday). Its not always only what youre doing; its also who youre doing it with. Art of Dance means so much to me, and I would never be able to thank all of the beautiful people who have turned into my second family enough for all of the countless memories and love. We laugh, we cry, we learn, and grow. This is Art of Dance.