Dancing Queen: My Lifelong Love to Move

Dancing Queen: My Lifelong Love to Move

By Monica Petrucci|2018-07-30T12:39:07+00:00July 31st, 2018|

My mom signed me up for dance classes when I was three years old, and ever since then I haven’t been able to stop—even as a college student. For me, dancing has always been an escape. I can leave all my stress at the door when I walk into a studio. Today, I recognize what dance has taught me, and how it’s shaped me into an adult.

Firstly, dance was a way to make friends outside of a classroom environment. It provided me with a group of people who were equally as passionate as I was. It was also a channel of self-expression. Each movement became a way to express my feelings through a medium that was meaningful, fulfilling and beautiful.

I also learned a lot about the values of collaboration, hard work and focus through growing up in dance. Each dance group became a team; we all relied on one another’s hard work and acknowledged that every person counted. And regardless of how difficult a step, routine or stretch might have been, I was willing to practice with patience until I got it right.

If you haven’t already, I strongly encourage taking up a dance class—it’s never too late to start!

About the Author: Monica Petrucci

Monica Petrucci
Monica was a 2018 Summer Intern. She enjoys watching TV shows like New Girl, This Is Us, and anything by Shonda Rhimes. She also loves to dance, and attends concerts whenever she can. She listens to a wide variety of music genres.
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