DwC Teaching Artist Spotlight: Miss Itza Riedas
We are excited to announce our Summer DwC Teaching Artist Spotlight: Miss Itza Riedas! Miss Itza has been bringing a great amount of joy and energy to her students at Dawes Elementary, as well as many other schools, for over 4 years. See below for her perspective on her residency at Dawes!
I have been working with Dawes for 4 years and it has been a fun journey in which I learned many things as a dance instructor.
I have realized how dance class is so special to each student and how dancing can bring a group of students together.
It is amazing to see all the smiles on my students faces and how they interact with the rest of the group.
One of the things I have seen improved in my students is how their happiness and respect for each other had grown.
Here is a few examples of what my students say after dance class:
- “In a dance class I feel free and happy because everyone is like family and I never feel uncomfortable.”
- “When I found out I was going to have to take dance class, I thought it would be a horrible class now Im super happy!”
- “I like dancing because i can express myself . Dance is my passion and I like to be myself!”
Check out the students as they perform at their graduation!