Our Valpo satellite campus is now one year old! To celebrate their anniversary, we caught up with Youth Division Director Morgan Kelly to tell us all about their year.
Interview With Ms. Morgan
Q. Can you tell us a little about your teaching background?
I have been teaching for three years. I started as a teaching assistant and when I taught my first class on my own, I instantly fell in love! I love being able to share my passion with the next generation. It truly warms my heart to watch our young dancers master steps. I have the unique opportunity to watch them grow up through our school. Being able to share the joy I have for dance and watch my students experience that same joy is an incredible feeling. And since I have been teaching at Valpo since its onset is really close to my heart.
Q. What is special about our Valpo Campus?
The Christian environment has such a positive effect at all of our campuses. I think our small class size which is also consistent throughout our three campuses is really important. We have the ability to really get to know each student and work with them so they can reach their full potential. The unique aspect about our Valpo campus is that our program is growing with our students. As their teacher, I have loved being a part of their growth this past year, and I can’t wait to see the progress they continue!
Q. Can you share a favorite memory from last year?
I have so many! One that really sticks out though is the day the students first got to try on their costumes and they all had their hair in ballet buns and you could just tell they felt like beautiful ballerinas. I could see their joy in their eyes, and they continued to shine as they had their first performance. I was so proud of their hard work.
Q. What exciting things can we look forward in the upcoming year?
One of the things I'm most excited for is the new boys class we are opening. This class is a fun, high-energy, all-boys class that is great for boys who are just starting out in dance. Along with the boys class, we are also opening an Adult Barre workout class. New classes aren’t the only exciting thing coming to Valpo, but you’ll just have to stay tuned to discover all we have in store for our dancers!