What I Learned from Dance World Academy…Besides Dancing!! By Our 2009 Graduating Seniors

During my years at Dance World Academy I have learned that you have to work hard to achieve your goals. I have learned how to gain confidence and that it is possible to express yourself in many different ways. I appreciate all the opportunities that Dance World has given me.

I have been at Dance World Academy since I was two years old. I have always loved coming here and being part of this family environment because they helped me build more self-confidence. I have had many great memories at DWA with all the great friends I have made. The teachers were all so helpful and caring. I have learned that teamwork and cooperating with one another are very important because once the show approaches we all pull together and get it all done on time. So I thank all my teachers for helping me these past seventeen years to be more responsible and learn how to multi-task.

"There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them". ~Vicki Baum
Dance World Academy has taught me how to work to the best of my abilities and how to work as a team. I want to thank the faculty and my friends for all of the great experiences I have had dancing at Dance World Academy. Love you!!

Dance World Academy means so much to me. I have attended Dance World for two wonderful years and it has been the best two years I could ask for. I will never forget the things I learned and the friendships I have made over the time. Dance World Academy has a place in my heart and mind that I will forever, deeply cherish.

“Laughter is timeless, Imagination has no age, and Dreams are forever.” -Walt Disney. Dance World Academy has taught me that everyday is memorable and should be cherished with all your friends and teachers. I have learned the discipline, drive and self-confidence needed in order to lead my life in the right direction. I am immensely grateful for having a family like Dance World Academy because being myself is something I shouldn’t be afraid of. Using my imagination is a gift that should be expressed every second while I am on that stage and I have done just THAT!

"All you gotta do to make a mark on this world is walk into a room" - Dancing in the Wings. The past ten years at Dance World has been filled with memories, experiences and lessons that will last a lifetime. Even though leaving DanceWorld Academy will be hard, I can walk out of here with my head held high knowing that I have gained confidence and a positive outlook in order to succeed at anything I come across. Thank you!


"Every story has an end. But in life, every ending is just a new beginning." --Uptown Girls. To my teachers and friends and Dance World Academy, you have all touched my life in your own way and I'm grateful to have had the chance to work with every single one of you. The lessons I have learned here at Dance World Academy have taught me more than I could have possible imagined. I’ve learned to never stop trying to achieve something if you really want it, and that will never be forgotten.


Dance is the greatest form of expression. Dance has been a part of my life for the past four years. This experience has definitely changed my life and has taught me valuable ideals that I can apply to my everyday life. I thank Miss Donna for founding this great studio and all the dance instructors for impacting my life in one way or another.

What I have learned in my years at dance world academy is discipline and structure. I have also learned to respect others and take advice well. Because I was in Dance world Academy, I stayed away from trouble and I became a better person.

Dance World Academy has been a great big part of my life. There are so many things I have learned that I will always take with me. Determination and taking chances are two big lessons I’ve learned to take on. When something goes wrong I know to brush it off my shoulders, get back up and keep trying. I’ve also learned that without taking chances you will always live life wondering what could have been and regretting that you did not take the opportunity. Dance World Academy has had such a great affect on my life and will always be in my heart.


Over the thirteen years that I have danced at Dance World Academy I learned not only the proper dance techniques but also many life lessons that I will be able to carry with me and apply in life. I’ve learned how to keep pushing to achieve my goals and to always give my best at all times. I’ve learned to be considerate of all those around me and how to be a good team member. I’ve also learned how to build friendships that will last a life time and to have respect for everything everyone else does forme. But the most important lesson I have learned while being here is to take every opportunity that comes knocking at my door because I never know what I can achieve until I try.

Dance World-A place that has been a home to me for almost 12 years. A school that has been nothing but caring enough to teach me all the wonderful things dance has to offer. A family that I will never forget. Dancing has taught me how to express my emotions in different ways and has truly shown me what the world of dancing is. Thank you to all my dance teachers, especially to Miss Donna, Miss Debbie, and Miss Josette, for teaching me everything that I know.

Dance has given me the drive and persistence that I'll use in my day to day life as I embark on my new journey. I've gained poise and strength that will take me far beyond the walls of Dance World Academy. Dance has given me the confidence not only to perform on stage in front of hundreds of people but it has given me the confidence to become my own person. I'll never forget the impact that the art of dance has had on me, both physically and mentally. The memories I've made at Dance World Academy will stay with me forever.

For the past 15 years, Dance World Academy has been teaching me responsibility to myself and my classmates, self-discipline, and socialization. By bringing these characteristics into the next chapter of my life, I am confident that my future will hold many great opportunities. Thank you.

Dance World Academy has opened many doors for me, allowing me to find my passion and love for dance. They have taught me to leave everything at the door and express my emotions through movement. I have become a strong and hardworking individual, not only in the studio, but in life also. Thank you Dance World Academy!

Being at Dance World Academy for the past fifteen years has taught me that with hard work and determination anything is possible. It has taught me how to appreciate and accept who I am as a performer. Here at Dance World Academy, I have been able to explore the world and learn many different styles of dance, such as Chinese, Hungarian, African, Spanish and even Bollywood. I have learned to enjoy life, take risks, and to never settle for less that what I can do. Through my years of competing and being in the studio amongst many of my friends I have learned what it mean to have a “second home” and to experience a “natural high.” Most importantly Dance World Academy has given me the knowledge and discipline to pursue my career in the performing arts for the many years to come.


Dance World Academy has taught me to have an open mind. It taught me that anything is possible if I work hard for it and never give up on myself. It helped me develop as a person and as a dancer. Thank you, Dance World Academy.

"To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful." ~Agnes De Mille
Dancing has allowed me to express myself in the most beautiful way; I have learned what it is to be dedicated and to love this art form that is no longer a want, but a need. My years at Dance World Academy have been a truly thrilling, joyous and rewarding experience filled with unforgettable memories. I have made lifelong friends and have acquired skills that have helpedme in dance, and will continue to helpme in life. I thank everyone who has supported me throughout this wonderful journey.


As a little girl I have always loved to dance.After 13 years, being part of Dance World Academy has taught me many things. I've been taught to never give up on anything and to keep reaching for higher goals. It has also made me challenge myself and keep encouraging myself to reach all my goals in life. Thank you to the teachers and faculty for everything they have done for me. To all my friends I have made, thank you for all of the wonderful memories that I will always cherish.


I began dancing at Dance World Academy when I was three years old. For the past 15 years, it has been a huge part of my life. Dance World Academy has inspired me to be confident as well as teaching me to be disciplined and committed. The most important lesson I have learned though, was how to express myself through movement, thanks to the wonderful teachers. I'll never forget the memories and lessons Dance World Academy has given me throughout these years.

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