There is little we can say to express our gratitude for what you, our students and our parents, give to us every day. There is a change to witness in the boys and girls who learn to dance in our studios. We have front-row tickets to that metamorphosis- in skill, athleticism, confidence, grace… and while they change, we all change with them. They inspire us, they make us proud. They give us precious memories and hope for the future. And when we see you in the audiences, when we talk with you after class, when we come together after performances or in the community, we see the same change in you. We’re all on this journey together, and the journey is what drives Ballet Lubbock.
The story you watched above was written to imagine this journey, to show you how we see our students. We recognize their dreams and struggles, and we celebrate their victories. We give them opportunities to be beautiful, to be bold, to try and fail, and to try harder and succeed. We want them to dance with hearts that have been emboldened by passion, and bodies that have been shaped by trial. And they do. They start as one thing and leave us as something else, something better. In this story they begin as children, physically or metaphorically. They learn, and most importantly, they dream. In their dreams are heroes, perfect and beautiful. They grow toward that dream, and when they achieve it, we achieve ours as well.
The most rewarding fulfillment of our purpose is watching the change that occurs in our students… watching them become the heroes of their dreams.
Our gratitude for this can’t be expressed with words. We can only hope to impart the joys of this journey onto you, our own heroes.
The Ballet Lubbock Family