The Dance Studio, My Sanctuary Essay

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I heard the patter of the water droplets hitting the fibreglass roof as I pirouetted across the polished wooden floorboards, where I felt I was instantly home. The dance studio had become as much a sanctuary to me as the confined classrooms at the local high school. Ever since my mother had died and I had been forced to live with my father; I had simply thrown myself, body and soul into my work and my dancing; my sole reasons for life. As I spun around I shut off all feeling except the chill on my neck from the cool air brushing rapidly past. I was brought back to reality with a sudden crash, upon hearing a clang of metal just outside the walls of my private heaven. I had forgotten that there was to be more refurbishment to the outside …show more content…
Father wasn't going to return home for at least another couple of hours so I had no need to worry about his continual disapproving nag about me 'wasting away' in the dance studio. I woke up with a startle; I was still hunched over the kitchen counter, with last night’s plate of half eaten ravioli by my wrist. It was already midday so father must have already left again for work; such a shame I didn't get to see him at all last night, no doubt he would lecture me about wearing myself out with all of my dancing when he returned this evening. With my thoughts already on the studio, I grabbed an energy bar to wolf down on my way round to the studio, after all I couldn't find a solitary reason for me to stay away a moment longer. Once I arrived at the studio I realised the reason for me to avoid the building, I would not and could not be forced to dance and shut myself off from the world with the clattering and bashing of materials and tools colliding that was going on outside. What was I to do with the day; without being able to dance, weekends in the plural sense, would be the very bane of my existence. I had to find something to do with myself for the rest of the day. At that moment I realised, builders or not, I would have to find some way of excluding them

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