- June 15, 2022
Gratitude and dreams and moms were among the themes of the first year-end dance recital of The Dance Method on May 13, at Pirate Theater, at Matanzas High School.
The show was titled “I Love Flagler County,” a recognition of the gratitude that owner Lauren Jaussi feels for the community’s support as she concludes her first year in business. She also took the opportunity to inspire the young dancers to follow their dreams, as she did.
"I just want to tell all the kids on stage," she said, "I was younger than all of you when I decided what I wanted to do when I grew up. And now I'm doing it. And I want you to know that you can do hard things. ... You can do anything that you set your mind to, if you work hard and you have the right people to support you."
The show featured 22 dances and dozens of students, including one in which the mothers of several dancers joined their daughters on the stage for a routine.
The show included two senior solos, one by Victoria Hanna, which she also choreographed; and the second by Malia Raymond, choreographed by Jada Hathaway.
Jaussi’s company features two teachers and choreographers, Hathaway and Amber Jackson.
After the show, Jaussi thanked her volunteers and then welcomed her own mother, Michelle Yance Nick, back to the stage.
When Jaussi was a child, “this woman taught dance classes for free so that I could dance,” Jaussi said. “And we're here today because of her and my dad. And I’m just really grateful and I want her to know that.”
The two embraced as tears filled Jaussi’s eyes.
The Dance Method’s studio is located at 3371 N. State St., Suite 3, Bunnell. Visit https://thedancemethodfl.blogspot.com/.