Twelve years ago today, was the first day of class for the Baltimore School of Dance. I don’t usually celebrate or talk too much about this because it was also that awful day that everyone remembers where they were when they heard the first plane hit the World Trade Center. As bad as that day was, the thing I remember was how kind and polite people were to each other for several weeks afterward. I think that good manners, kindness to others, humbleness and not taking what we have and who is in our lives for granted should be with us 365 days a year. It should not take a devastating event like 9/11 to remind us. My Christian upbringing instilled these values in me and I am so grateful. This is something I try to teach every student that walks through the doors of BSD because I think they are qualities that not only are part of the etiquette of dance, but also make good employees and successful human beings. So today, while we think on 9/11 and remember and pray for the victims, their families, the brave first responders and everyday heroes of that day, make a resolution to try to be more like we were right after that devastating day. If that day makes us better people, a better nation, and a better world than maybe all those people won’t have died in vain. God bless.
Amy Hornberger, Owner/Director