A guest post from a local ballet student

I'm Molly and I LOVE ballet. I'm 10 years old and this is my 8th year doing ballet. I go to Columbia County Ballet and LOVE it.

When I was 2 1/2 years old I would go to my friends' house while my mom was at work. They went to a ballet class in the afternoon. For awhile, I sat in the lobby and waited for them to finish. One day someone asked if I wanted to join the class. I wanted to start just because my friends did it. (I thought what they did was cool because I had 2 older brothers - and didn't do or have girl stuff!) I liked it, so my mom signed me up for the next year.

Just last summer I joined the company and couldn't be loving it more. I've danced many roles this year in The Nutcracker, The Velveteen Rabbit and The Roar of Love.  I loved ballet when I was little because my friends did it. Now, I love the beauty of it and dancing for the glory of God. When I dance I feel beautiful and free. I don't care what other people think.

My company is a Christian company. We pray before every performance and we always dance for the glory of God. My faith is a big part of my life. I have just started to experience a change in my life. I listen to the Holy Spirit and really love the Lord and others.

Dancing is a way to deliver a story. Through dancing I can send the message of who Christ is. This is what we do in the Roar of Love. It is the story of "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe," and its hero, Aslan. "As to Aslan's other name, well, I want you to guess………Do you know his name in this world?"