Greyson Gerdts

Muhlenberg College, PA

My story is about my first dance recital. I was 4 years old. The song was “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid. I live in northern New Jersey and the recital was in the midst of winter.

I definitely remember the blizzard that was bombarding the ground. What I don’t remember was the panic of my parents. The recital was about 30 minutes away but to me 30 minutes felt like 3 hours. My mom was stressing because she didn’t want me to be the only girl not at the recital just because of the snow.

We eventually got to the recital (going a swift 20 miles per hour), and everything went smoothly.

This is just an example of the many ways my parents have helped me follow my dreams and passions. If it weren’t for my parents and dance, I wouldn’t be where I am now!