It is hard for me to believe that this is my senior year. The worst part is I’m leaving the place that I love most. I remember taking classes in the annex with all of these kids, never realizing that they would be a part of my family. My parents had enrolled me in my first dance class when I was three years old. Little did I know that it was the best decision that they made. I instantly fell in love with dance. When I was 9 years old, I joined the competition team not knowing how much it would have affected me in the best way possible. I have made so many friends and memories that I will never forget. First, I want to thank my very first ballet teacher Zach for starting me on this journey at CPAC. Second, I want to thank Kristen for always pushing me to do my best. I remember being terrified of moving up into level 2 but then once the years went on so did that fear. You have always been one of my greatest role models and will continue to be. You have taught me about dedication and discipline and have made me realize as a dancer how to be the very best I can be. I can never thank you enough as you have changed me in the best way possible. Jordan, you have always been so inspirational from the very first hip-hop class I had taken from you. You have made me feel comfortable in my dancing and made me increase confidence in who I am as a dancer and a person as well. Tessa, you are the sweetest solo rehearsal director ever. You have always made me feel comfortable in whatever movement that was thrown at me. You have taught me how to be precise in movement and you have expanded my knowledge with dance. Chris, your classes are always so much fun. You always find ways to challenge me in your classes. I have always loved how you have seen so much potential in me which I will never stop thanking you. Jen, where do I start? You have watched me grow up and have helped shape me into the dancer and person I am today. Your love and dedication for dance is inspiring. Thank you for always pushing me to better myself and always being supportive no matter the situation. A huge thanks to the costume shop for putting your time and effort into amazing costumes that bring our dances to life! Thank you to my family for allowing me to participate in such an amazing dance program. You have given up so much for allowing me to be apart of this team. You are my #1 supporters. Last but not least, Mrs. Nancy, thank you so much for providing a place where I can do what I love. You have provided so many amazing opportunities for myself and the team. I have so many positive memories and friends that will last a lifetime. CPAC will forever be a part of me that I will never forget. CHAKA out!!!