Having an amazing year in the AHHS Dance Program is up to you! Take a look at some advice from AHHS Dance Alum on how to make this your best year yet!
"No matter what, listen to Mrs. Wade and all of the dance faculty. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING! When they say they care about you, believe in you, and love you they mean it. These women know how to help you become the dancer and artist you are, hopefully, striving to be. Stay humble and be supportive of each other. You will become close to the people you dance with. It’s just a beautiful thing that happens, because you are surrounded by so many different people in dance class, especially at Heights. You become friends with people you never thought you would be friends with. Rehearsal’s and classes are tough sometimes so having that support system to lean back on is important and needed."
-Aleeza Garcia, C/O 2017. Sophomore Dance Major at the University of the Arts
"A water bottle that keeps your water cold!! the dance room can get pretty hot after dancing all day and it is so important to stay hydrated. I loved having my water bottle that I could refill throughout the day a planner or notebook!! I forget things a lot and I would try to write down dates, details, and technique corrections to help me remember. super important and wish I used it more." - Tatum Friedson, C/O 2017. Sophomore at UT San Antonio
"Be respectful, the dance teachers always know what’s best for you. Put your trust in them because if you do they will do amazing things for you! Give 110%, always try your best. Each day you learn something new and if you don’t try your hardest you will defiantly regret it." - Kelsey Wedding, C/O 2019. Freshman Dance Minor at Texas A&M University
"Even though there is constant support from your peers and teachers, you still need this to be successful! If you don’t want to work hard and get better for yourself, then you won’t ever get anywhere with your dance training. Ask yourself: how do you train when no one is watching? Always participate in fundraisers, turn in paperwork, etc. -When a teacher asks you to go get something signed from your parents or need you to give them 20 emails, etc....do it! The teachers all work very hard to make sure there’s funding for the company, but they can’t do it without everyone’s help, so always put in the effort!! Everything you are asked to do is to benefit the company, so make sure you are always doing your part." - Lauren Akard, C/O 2019. Freshman Dance Major at University of Texas at Austin.