Sometimes we all get overwhelmed by the day to day tasks and we can forget the big picture. I am so lucky to do what I love to do for a living and every once in a while I get hit with just how lucky I am while in class.

Wednesday evening was one of those nights. I have an awesome level 2 and level 3 class at Northridge and it was the last day of class on Wednesday. This is really when I feel most rewarded – at the end of the semester when I see how amazing the students look, how comfortable they are with each other and with dancing, and how much fun they are having.

At the end of the class no one wanted to leave. The students were exchanging phone numbers and making plans to go dancing together. They really bonded during the semester which is the best type of class to be able to teach…a class that is consistent with attendance, waits all day to go to class, hangs out together after and becomes friends.

I am so happy to be able to bring fun and friendships into people’s lives. It is very rewarding to see people grow socially right in front of your eyes.

Next semester’s classes have already started and the process begins again – hope to see lots of friendship formed and a fun salsa-filled spring!