" I am a dancer. I twirl, leap, and spin.
I jump, pirouette, and tap. I am a dancer.
I feel pain and fear. I feel defeat and failure.
Yet I keep going. I smile. I practice. I perform.
I have grace and beauty. I do not dance because
I am happy. I am happy because I dance.
I hear applause. I perform and do my best.
Sometimes I fail. I don't give up.
For I am a dancer. I am brave and strong.
I dance not for fame and glory, but for how I feel inside. I am happiness, joy, love, and excitement, strife, talent, triumph, determination, and beauty. I am a dancer."