My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for King David Dance Company, Charlotte, NC, USA
I have been involved with King David since I was 12 years old. I met the owners Sal and Barb at the dance studio I was attending at the time. I have always loved to dance. After meeting with them I knew that King David is where I needed to be. This dance company allowed me to do what I love while combining it with my love for the Lord. In addition to dance I learned so much more like drama, sign language, and how to be a better Christian. To this day I still see the results of my time spent at King David. I'm 22 years old now and a first year teacher working with children with Autism. At times when I am at my ropes end I still hear the words of Mr. Sal “I know it hurts but keep pushing.” At the time he said it he was referring to me stretching in a middle split as he pulled on my arms to give me that “extra stretch.” Now in life when I feel I can’t accomplish a task and I’ve stretched myself to the limit I know I can push that little bit farther and still survive even when it gets painful. I will always hear Mrs. Barbara’s voice in my head when a co-worker or student pushes my buttons and I would love to say exactly what is on my mind! “I only want to hear what is for the building up and edification of others.” She always had a knack for wording everything in a positive way that would build all of us up instead of tear us down. All in all, King David didn’t just teach me how to tap and leap and turn. King David taught me how to live successfully by teaching me principles that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I can’t think of any greater reward than that.