Before discovering Pitt Dance Ensemble at the activities fair my freshman year, I worried that I wouldn’t have the opportunity to continue dancing in college. After attending the first PDE meeting of the school year, my mind quickly changed. The members of PDE welcomed me with open arms, I suddenly had a safe space away from the rigorous courses I was taking and small dorm space I could barely move in, let alone dance in! Tuesday classes became a sort of therapy for me and my involvement in the Fall show allowed me to get to know fellow dancers. I continued to be more and more involved with PDE, eventually becoming an Executive Board member and choreographing a piece for one of the shows! Looking back at my last three years at Pitt, I couldn’t imagine my college experience without Pitt Dance Ensemble. I’ve made lifelong friends, loads of memories, all while still continuing to do something I love. Keep dancing!