I can't believe it! The turn out on the first day was amazing. We had a total of 16 students show up to take class. Many of the parents' objectives for bringing them to our dance program was get their children in touch with their cultural heritage in some way, shape, or form. The second year students seem glad to be back and the first year students are hopeful and excited to be in the space. I want to take the time to welcome three new additions to the teaching staff of LMDC youth program. Joseph Racca, Robert Teczon, and Stephanie Montemyor will be co-teaching the program this year in order to better manage our growth and meet the individual needs of the students participating this year. As the weeks progress, I feel that the challenge will be in coordinating our teams to implement lessons and dance explorations in purposeful ways. I have never managed a dance educational team before, but I have faith that my experience as a show producer and teacher leader will serve me well!