I found this great read for dance parents, former students of mine, or those know someone who takes dance classes. Dance is my lifeline.
"I remember that, as a kid, dance felt like my lifeline. Despite this, I don’t think I ever put much thought at the start into how dance might be a lifeline for my own students. I didn’t anticipate that someday my class would be the only place a student feels he belongs, or that my encouragement would be the most positive part of a student’s week, or what simply showing up could mean to a dance student experiencing uncertainty and chaos at home."
- I couldn't have said that any better myself -