My name is Whitney Monson, and I have been a part of the Crossings family for over 25 years. This year I had the opportunity to send my 3 year old daughter, Zayah, to her very first dance class! And there is no place I’d rather send her than Crossings! For me, Crossings has been a positive grounding force in my life and the place I have met many of my closest friends! My love for dance that was ignited at Crossings so many years ago, has remained with me to this day! So this last year I came back to Crossings for Adult Tap and this coming fall both Zayah and I will be in the studio dancing! It has been more fun than I could have imagined to see this come full circle!!
My very first class was with Miss. Karen in the old church on McLeod Trail, and this is where I fell in love with the art form. At Crossings I have been nurtured wholly - as a dancer in my techniques, as a performer in choreographies, as a friend in community, and as a human being in the ups and downs of life. I have always had FUN in my classes here, and I continue to have fun as I explore a new skill in Adult Tap. It is with full confidence and trust that I send Zayah into her class as I know the teachers and the school well from a lifetime spent here.
I highly recommend Crossings for any person, young or old! I’m always HOME here and would love for you to experience the joy and community that both Zayah and I have gained!
Fun fact: my first teacher was Miss Karen, and now her daughter, Miss Ainsley is Zayah’s first teacher!! Once again - full circle!
Dear Friends at Crossings,
Thank you for running Adult Ballet with Miss Shea. I have been a stay-at-home mom and homeschooler for 25 years. Hands down, adult ballet has been one of the most enjoyable experiences I have given myself. It is a relaxing, playful, non-stress activity that gives me an opportunity to become stronger physically, and it reminds me of the importance of self-care. In class, I find myself smiling and laughing, as I am having such a good time. On a practical level, my core is getting stronger, and I find myself reviewing my steps at home, which is good for my memory and my balance. I enjoy being led by Miss Shea who is an excellent educator, who both challenges her students, as well as, keeping us safe from injury. I also enjoy the company of the other ladies, and I don’t feel self-conscious around them as we are all learning together. It is a safe, non-competitive environment. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who need more play in their life, as well as, exercise. I’ll be back for class in January!
I wouldn't miss it for the world!
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