Reaching for the Stars
It was one year ago this month (July) that the realization of a dream took form. I was signing a lease and making plans to build out a space for a dance studio. We spent an entire month renovating and by the end of August, we had finally opened our doors. As I look back at the previous year, I can say that we have come a long way, but we are just getting started as the best is yet to come.
In May I completed my tenth “Dancing with the Stars” styled competition and with that came a desire to stretch myself in other new directions. No, I was not looking to stop doing these types of performances, but I did have a desire to be more involved with the show than just as a performer. I wondered what it would be like to be one of the producers or creative director. I decided to engage some of the local organizations in the Concord area to see if anyone had an interest in putting on a show to benefit a local charity.
I end up finding a partner in the Cabarrus Arts Council. They had been kicking around a similar idea, but needed someone to help get the ball rolling. We discussed a partnership, they would handle the fundraising and facilities, and I would put together the show and train the cast.
It’s going to be an exciting event and I look forward to the new challenges and opportunities that this partnership will bring. Preparations are already underway. I will have more updates for you as the event unfolds.
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