The dancers that show up on the first day, so excited and posting on social media about their first day, don’t last.
The quiet dancers in the back row, who you’re not sure are that into it, stick around.
The dancer that you put your heart and soul into all year, who progressed tremendously under your tutelage, disappears.
The young dancers that always had a great time in class and were so excited about being there didn’t come back.
The dancers you thought weren’t coming back return after 6 months, 9 months, 2 years…
The best thing we can do is keep showing up as our best selves, plan classes with specific focuses and continue personal growth as artists and humans. Those who are meant to be mentored by us will remain in the room.