Excited groups of kids sit cross-legged on the gymnasium floor, faces expectant as the coach gives their end of season speech. Hopeful dancers stand demurely on stage, nervously awaiting competition adjudication. Some will win, some will lose. At that moment, they await the onslaught of emotion. Will they feel happiness and pride or frustration and disappointment?
Suppressing flutters of excitement, the ballet dancer holds her position at the barre before sinking gently back to the floor. She's dreamed about this for years. As she rises again, the studio light catches sparkles of grey in her perfect