I am a dancer.

I twirl, leap, and spin.

I jump, pirouette, and tap.

I am a dancer.

I feel pain and fear.

I feel defeat and failure.

Yet, I keep going.


I smile, I practice,

I perform.

I have grace and beauty.


I do not dance

because I am happy,

I am happy

because I dance.


I hear the applause.

I perform and do my best.

Sometimes I fail.

I don't give up.

For I am a dancer.

I am brave and strong.

I dance not for fame

and glory.

But for how I feel inside.

I am happiness, joy,

love, and excitement.

Strife, talent, joy.

Determination and beauty.

I am a dancer.

- Author unknown