It is unbelievable that my time at CPAC is coming to an end. I am so thankful to have called CPAC my second home for so many years. Some of my fondest early memories are of watching “my girls” perform at CPAC and dreaming that someday that might be me. I started dancing at CPAC when I was 3 and made the competition team when I was 9. These 15 years have grown and shaped me into the person I am today.
To Jen, thank you for never giving up on me and pushing me to be my best. You never let me give up on myself even when I felt discouraged. You have not only made me a better dancer but a better person. You have shown me what true dedication is in life, not in words, but in action. You are the heart and soul of CPAC. None of us would be who we are without you! You will forever be in my heart.
Candace, you were my first dance teacher and made me fall in love with dance. You created a fun and loving atmosphere ~~ from the stickers on the bottom of my ballet shoes (we still have every pair) to all the love and light you share with all your tiny dancers, thank you!
Kristen, Tessa, Jordan, Zach, Christay thank you for pushing me out of my comfort zone. Your beautiful dance minds have created so much beauty in my life. Your passion for dance has inspired me to give my best in every dance. I could not have asked for better teachers than what you are. You are rockstars!
Costume shop, I’m in awe of and have so much respect and admiration for you and the amazing and beautiful costumes you create. Your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you!
To the stage lighting crew, thank you for bringing our dances to life. We could not share the full story without your help.
To my teammates, We’ve been through a lot together. We’ve spent countless hours practicing, rehearsing, we’ve laughed together, cried together, prayed before dances together and celebrated together. I’m thankful for every moment spent with the best teammates. Thank you for your love, your inspiration, and your dedication to make CPAC the best.
Mrs. Laurie, there are no adequate words to express my love and gratitude for all you’ve given me. None of this is possible without you. You have given us opportunities that most dancers could never dream of and I’m forever grateful for every opportunity CPAC has given me.
To Mom, Dad, Jordan, Luke, Grandma, and Grandpa (in heaven), you have been my biggest supporters and my greatest role models. You’re my rocks and that quiet voice in my head always telling me I could do it; I was good enough! I love you all so much!
It has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of such an amazing studio.
Forever Love, CHAKA OUT!!