As a parent, I have been very encouraged to see The Studio go to the competition world and take with it modest costuming, beauty, and purpose to dance. It was so evident the differences between The Studio dancing/dancers as compared to those studios represented and because of this, we as Christians were bringing God's light and love to a dark part of our world.
My daughter says: "I enjoyed going to Denver to compete with other dancers. I thought the other dancers were really good and they made me want to become better myself. I also enjoyed rehearsals with Miss Rachel. I LOVE dancing!"
The competition world has stretched my daughter in two ways. First, she realized the differences between The Studio and the other dancers and she was able to see her mission to spread the light of Jesus to others who may not know Him through the communication of dance...this can be challenging and exciting at the same time. And second, she saw some extremely talented dancers and she came home desiring to learn more, push herself, and become a better dancer herself.