Dazzlers Dance Studio
This picture doesn't go back to the beginning, only to 2010 or so. But as a mom of one of these dancers, and a second mom to many others in this photo, it fills me with joy. I see the young ladies that my daughter spent not just dance hours with, but many outside hours as well. I see young women who danced for God's glory on and off the dance floor. I now look at this photo and see college students and graduates, career women, models, nurses, teachers - and all of them loving Him and still loving each other though their lives have moved apart to a large degree.
Why Dazzlers? There are so many dance options, but Dazzlers has given my girls encouragement through good times and bad, helped them stretch and achieve skills they didn't believe (at first) they could attain, taught them that God is in everything and glorified as we dance for Him, given them friendships, taught people skills, developed leadership, taught them to handle competition with grace and humility, and how to serve in the community.
I've driven hundreds, if not thousands, of miles to practice, endured the chaos of competition, the drama of those blessed pre-teen & early teen years (mine and the whole team!), the glory of watching my girls learn and succeed in a new skill, and felt the pain of loss when the prize didn't come to them even after so much hard work. And I've seen them ministered to in all those moments, loved on, and encouraged by not only the directors, but the older girls as well. Now my girls are the older ones loving on the younger.
If I had the choice of doing this all over again I'd do it in a heartbeat. We have our memories, which are great, but even more we have a life that is better because of Dazzlers. I pray you will have that as well as we begin our 21st year! ~ Gail S.