Why do I love to dance? This is a deep question that could take hours of contemplation, introspection and analysis. However, this 8-year old took it upon himself to solve the mystery!

This is what happened…

I was teaching at a local school and was indicating to a group of approximately forty grade two students where I wanted them to sit in the gymnasium. We were starting to prepare for the final dance performance that would be presented to the entire school community (students, teachers, parents, etc.) on the following day.

As we were waiting for all the students of the group to arrive, I knelt down and sat on my knees. I regularly take this seated position to indicate to students that I would like them to sit down in front of me. Little did I know that sitting this way was going to provide the answer to a mystery that an 8-year old had in his mind.

Behind me, I heard someone say…

“Madame Anita, I know why you like to dance so much…” said the 8-year old boy.

I replied to his comment with a curiosity filled question: “Oh yes? Why do I love to dance so much?”

Obviously, very proud of his observation and detective skills, the boy said:
“Because you have hearts on the soles of your shoes!”


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