CAS Reflection for 15 October 2012
Since my last CAS reflection and meeting, the special needs cheerleading team that I coach has started practicing again. I plan to work with the team until the end of the season in May. The group of kids has grown from seven to twelve and I am excited for the new kids on the team. I hope that they will enjoy it as much as I do, and I know that I will be able to bond with these children just as I bonded with the children on the team last year. I feel that my leadership skills continue to develop and I step farther out of my comfort zone and help the children. The new team members have different disabilities than the children on the team last year, so I am working with them to understand what they are able to do and what they need extra help with.
When this school year began, I also started taking ballet classes at Sacred Heart School for the Arts. I take class for an hour and a half twice each week. In these classes I work on technique, performance skills, and flexibility. For the Nutcracker performance this December, I will be working as a stagehand. In the spring, I will start taking more classes each week and I plan to be in the spring recital, Hansel and Gretel. I really enjoy dancing because I like being able to perform, and I am glad that I have started taking classes again. I think that I will continue to take dance classes wherever I attend college next year, and working on CAS hours throughout my junior and senior years of high school have allowed me to know that I can balance schoolwork with extracurricular activities such as dance.