By Dancerina Starlight
Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
As I scouted the room, I observed graduates exchanging proudful sentiments such as, "We did it!" "These caps and gowns are great!" "I have never worn a cap and gown in real!" These sentiments made the moment that much more inspiring and momentous for graduates. After all, these students met all the JAPA demands and requirements, or they would not have been able to stand proudly as they waited to hear their names, respectively, to receive their diplomas.
Dave Juiceman, a DJ, chose to study dance at JAPA and stated he enjoys dancing. He thought the classes were informative and the best performance was his final dance. The excitement among the graduates continued. Janjii was not shy about sharing how great, happy, and proud she felt about graduating from JAPA. Janjii had been working on a project since 2013, and now the foundation she has gained at JAPA will help her to improve on her project. Graduate, Faith Heartsong stated, "I feel very excited and accomplished what I learned as Klark and Delaney are awesome teachers and I am honored that I could learn at JAPA." She looks forward to her dance journey, as she is new to the dance world. Her favorite aspect of her dance studies is Smooth Dancer Hud class and the finale performance. She highly recommends JAPA for anyone who wants to learn from the ground up in dance. Each student's experience was unique. Emma Enchantment drank "lots" of coffee, endured many late nights, invested in four pairs of ballet shoes while Gloriana Maertens thought the class opportunity was the right timing. She enjoyed all the performances. She stated, "This is -hard-. I don't think audiences really know how much goes into creating acts. The bravery and effort that goes into getting each one onstage is my favorite part."
Overall, the graduation ceremony was a success. It was small and quaint. Both teachers, Ms. DelaneyJeson, Mr. KlarkHarvy, and staff planned a very successful graduation for fifteen graduates. Ms Delaney express how proud she was of everyone. She said "they have worked so hard and been so very successful with their learning and did a wonderful showcase, and all the time effort [some tears :) ]." "Klark and I make it all worth it to see them moving into the dance world with their new knowledge and confidence." The two JAPA instructors stood with pride and dignity in the auditorium as they called each graduate by name to receive their hard earned diplomas. Second Life has gained fifteen additional choreographers and arts professionals to add to the canvas of SL entertainment world. A future article with JAPA personnel will follow in the near future.
SURL to JAPA: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VIRTUOSO/177/172/23