A dancer is a rare and unusual person. She keeps her body healthy, strong, and quick. She is mindful of herself and others. She develops an understanding of non-verbal communication. She is a team player. She is sensitive and allows herself and others the vulnerability of expressing their feelings in movement. She is a disciplined, extraordinary listener and observer. She develops grace and beauty in her manner, and is a courageous risk taker in performance. It is a great privilege to be a dancer, but it takes time and effort to develop. The result is worth it.