I didn’t start out as a tapper. I started in ballet and hated it. It was slow and boring, and I hated wearing pink tights. One Saturday I was at the studio and walked past a tap class. I stopped, I watched, and I fell in love. I loved the rhythm of their movement, the music they made with their taps, the freedom on their faces as they tapped in unison to song after song. When my mom picked me up that day I begged her to let me try tap, and she said OK. I guess I was a natural, because after my first tap class my teacher met with my mom. On our way home that night, my mom said, ‘we’re nixing ballet and putting you in tap classes full time.’ That was three years ago, and it was the best decision we’ve ever made.