When I started ballet at HCB in September 2015, I didn’t recognize my own body; I had no energy and a long list of physical complaints and discomforts. Over this past year, with the gentle and steadfast encouragement of my teacher, Melania, I am almost myself again. My energy level and stamina are much improved and the aches and pains are gone. I feel strong. I’m also down 2 clothing sizes! The best part is that it wasn’t a trial to get this point, it was a joy. Thank you so much, HCB!