A note from Miss Jillian

Hey PDC Families! – Miss Jillian here, I would like to share with you a little bit about what PASSION means to me, as well as hopefully provide some inspiration as we are midway through the season here at PDC.  

During my freshman and sophomore years of high school, I took two years off from dance. I wanted to explore other opportunities as well as participate in school activities more often (we all know that famous saying; “I can’t, I have dance.”) But during these two years, all I could think about was dance, and how much I missed it. I wrote a poem during this time that reflected how I felt, and I would like to share it with you all in hopes of inspiring gratitude and renewed appreciation for being a dancer at PDC. Here goes:

Don’t ever let your passion go

You’ll miss it more than you could know.

You’ll dream about it every night

Until it haunts you to a fright.

Your heart will ache ’cause your smile’s fake,

and the excuses you make will elaborate.

Just when you think the coast is clear,

memories will flash and you’ll hold them near.

That’ll make it harder to forget

but maybe you won’t give up just yet.

For maybe in another time,

Another place

Another rhyme

You’ll get it back, and take it slow

and live as if you never let it go.

I joined a new studio my junior year of high school and continued dancing through graduation, as well as in college, and then went on to dance professionally for the Timberwolves. Dance is indeed a great passion of mine and I am so grateful that I am able to share it with you all here! Lesson learned, sometimes you have to take a step outside your comfort zone to discover what is truly important to you. Whether it be in dance class, or in school, exploring opportunities can be very rewarding in the end!

– Miss Jillian