Assemblies: what kids say

As most of you might know AXIS' education program Dance Access/KIDS! is an important part of the work we do. Assemblies at schools are one of my favorites. Today I received a package with drawings and letters from students at Mira Vista School, an elementary school in Richmond, CA. Some of the letters and drawings are just too great to not share with you.

"Dear Rodney, I wish I was like you. I like your skills. Are you married to the girl in the red hair? Will you come back to our school next year? Your friend Chris"
What I especially like about this one is that you can tell what a big impression Rodney made on a young boy: dancing is cool, no matter what!
This quote from one of the teachers shows how important it is to talk with children afterwards:
"The Kindergarten students in Room 1 were fascinated over your presentation. I really didn't realize how captivated and involved they were until our discussion and their drawings."
And their drawings are great. It's amazing to see how much they remember and which details. Like the colors of our shirts in this drawing by Annie Russell, this could have been a photo. Can you tell who's who?
:) I just love my job!
Annika, Education Director