Bronx School for Law, Ggovernment and Justice
My passion for dance can only be described as a fire. One that started off very small and gradually became a blazing wildfire. When I’m dancing the feeling starts in the deepest pit of my stomach and quickly takes over my entire body, until it's no longer me dancing but instead my heart. The greatest aspect of my life as a dancer is the constant room for improvement. There is always something to work on, always something to perfect and make better. What makes me most excited about dance is that I can touch people’s lives and heart through my movements. I feel an overwhelming sense of happiness when someone tells me that they are glad I shared my story with them. I know that I’m not the best dancer, that sometimes classes and training leave my muscles too sore to move but I know for a FACT that when my body is giving up and I can’t bare the pain I no longer dance with my body, I dance with my heart and soul. My passion, the fire within me I have for the art of dance, I carry in my heart.
Alondra is the type of student that never stops being involved. She allows herself very little free time as she enjoys doing so many activities outside of school. Alondra will benefit from an extracurricular program because she has so many interests and a very curious mind. She needs to constantly push herself to try and learn new things. Alondra is a very special young lady and has so much promise. She would certainly be an asset to your program and will be well-liked and respected by all who meet her.
When I was a little girl I used to attend dance classes regularly until it became too expensive to do so anymore and I eventually had to stop. Although I didn't dance for a long time I still had the feeling and passion for dance. I would create choreography in my head during long car rides and watch dance videos on YouTube late at night. No matter how long I went without taking a formal dance class it remained a huge part of me and followed me everywhere I went. That is what is most beautiful about a passion - they are a permanent piece of you and who you are. I am most excited about being able to exercise my love for dance the way I used to when I was a young girl. I'm excited to live through movements again. I am even more excited to make new friends that have the same interests as me. I have decided that I am not very concerned with being the best in my class I am more concerned about being the best I can be and quenching my thirst for dancing. I am very nervous about starting the very unhealthy habit of comparing myself to other dancers. I am also nervous about being so nervous that I cannot think right. I plan on overcoming this by leaping forward full force into every step and every class. I also plan on making this one of the best experiences of my life and learning as much as I can in the time I have.
I cannot express how grateful I am for your generosity. Without your help I wouldn’t be able to sharpen my dance skills and technique this summer at the Brooklyn Ballet. It is a really great feeling to know that there are people out there -that do not even know who I am -willing to help me be the best I can be and follow my dreams. Your act of kindness is truly inspiring. I can only hope that one day I am able to help someone the way you have helped me.
Scholarship ProviderBrooklyn Ballet
Sending Alondra to Brooklyn Ballet Next Step Summer Intensive will cost $1,138.
|Room & Board||$0|
|Mentoring & Guidance||$100|