a special jazz number

there are many reasons i enjoy our dance studio. aside from the commitment to company work, and the importance of performance over competition, the all-school shows incorporate every level of dance skill from beginner to highly technically trained. miss j caught me off guard during dress rehearsal, however. a bright girl whose intellect is ahead of her physical limitations, she was included in this fun jazz number, surrounded by a group of kids that inspired me to no end. during bows, the big kids helped her onto stage. the support behind her throughout this dance and during bows took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes. this kind of compassion and inclusion is indicative of the leadership behind livermore school of dance, and why, of all the dance schools in the area, we continue to call it home.