Quote Originally Posted by Shanazel View Post
You're welcome, honey.

Maybe your classmates are insistent because they like you and so appreciate your contribution to the group that they hate to see you go. It's not just the retiring member of a troupe that gives up something when she bows out.
This. An older, experienced dancer? She's got SO MUCH the youngsters, and even the 'middle aged' (like me) don't yet have. She's an inspiration, a role model, and just tons of fun to be around because of that experience!

I had a teacher in California in her 70s. She was full of self doubt because of her age - I told her I'd gladly pay her class fee just to watch her dance! {BOW HERE} She's incredible to watch, and a bang-up teacher as well!

And yes, the social aspects are very important to me as well - its a huge part of the experience.