EN Pointe – Ballet Rincon Director’s Blog

Resiliency: A Lesson Learned from the Youngest Children

Jennifer Neuser – January 2021

BR Blog Resiliency

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
– Rumi

While I can barely believe that it is nearly 2021, and as this year seems like one very long and confusing dream, I believe I can speak for our entire community when I say that the opportunity to return to the studios with our dancers next week is an exciting prospect, indeed.

We have learned so much this year of challenges, and for me the most important lesson has been the necessity for a loving community working toward a common goal to help us know that our lives really do make sense and that we are all here for a reason.

Everyone worked together in respect for one another and for the seriousness of what we are still experiencing so we could remain open this entire year. The togetherness of the past 10 months (and of 20 years!) at BR has been an anchor for our staff and for the dancers, too, and for that we are very grateful.

The children’s excitement and laughter while in class and on the stage during 2020 shows their resilience and their joyful energy not just for movement and dance, but for life itself, and they have been my personal inspiration. Thus, the students have become the teachers for us all as we continue to move forward with hope and trust that our world will come out better on the other side— And when it does, we will celebrate by dancing, and dancing, and dancing…..

I welcome you all back to the Spring Semester on January 4th. Wishing you health, abundance and joy!