I will never forget my first tap class when I was 4 years old. After taking ballet the year before I decided I wanted to do something more fun, and with my new tap teacher Miss. Jessica it always was. She was always so enthusiastic and fun, and made me excited to go back every week. I adored Miss. Jessica and I wanted to be just like her when I was older. I would go home and practice all the new steps I had learned and sometimes would even pretend to teach my own class. It was then that I knew that I wanted to be an amazing dancer and dance teacher just like Miss. Jessica. As I got older I continued to work hard at dance and I volunteered as an assistant teacher. Finally for the past few years I have been working for my studio as a dance teacher. I love dance so much and getting to share my passion with young girls who look up to me is one of my favourite things I do every week. When I am teaching I remember that first class with Miss. Jessica and aim to be an amazing fun teacher and role model for the kids I am teaching just like her. Although I don't think I am going to continue being a dance teacher or dancer much longer, it has definitely shaped who I am. Because of my experience teaching dance, I now also teach swimming lessons too. Dance has also given me confidence and taught me so many other life lessons. My jobs teaching and dance are such a huge part of my life and I could not imagine my life without them. Jessica is still one of my dance teachers today and one of the nicest people I have ever met. She, my other dance teachers, and dance itself continue to shape who I am everyday.