You love to dance and would love to take
a dance class, but you hear:
“We don’t have money for dance class.
“That’s a silly way to spend your time.
“I’m not driving you there.
“You don’t have any talent.
Are you bombarded with negativity when
it comes to your dance dreams? Please,
don’t let it get to you.
If you really want to take dance class, you will.
Don’t stop at “No.”Instead, think of
ways to move past it.
Can’t Afford Dance Class?
If you can’t afford dance classes, perhaps
you can do a trade?
Maybe you can help clean the dance studio,
handle the phones, babysit for the owner:?
Think of something you can offer (that is ethical of course)
to the studio owner that will provide value
in exchange for classes.
Many studios also provide scholarships to
deserving students. When you call to get information
about classes, ask if they offer a scholarship program, and
get the appropriate, application details.
If you just don’t know where to turn, contact the
studio owner. Explain your situation, and try to come up
with some options.
If you really have a passion for dance, you are bound to
find an instructor or studio owner somewhere who can help you.
Keep trying and don’t give up. You can always watch classes
for free, and learn this way too.
No Support from Family and Friends?
If your parents don’t want you to take class, find out
Maybe they are worried about money?
Maybe they think classes will take away from your schoolwork?
Maybe they are just negative or jealous people?!
Whatever you find out, try to reason with your parents
and let them know it is really something you want to do.
Let them know exactly how you plan to pay for classes,
handle all of your school work and practice too. If you
have an action plan in place, they may be more willing
to let you take classes.
And if you are having trouble convincing your parents,
ask a teacher, friend or other family member to help
you speak to them and prove your point.
Don’t Get Discouraged
While many dance students receive tons of support
from family and friends, you may not be so lucky.
But don’t despair! Write down the key problems in your
way. Then, think of creative ways to overcome these obstacles.
If you want to dance, you will.
Now, it may be more difficult for you than others, but your
determination and passion will make you a better dancer. Since you
want it so badly, it’s bound to show in your performance:
and think of the great stories you’ll have to tell “Oprahâ€
when you become a star!