A Letter from the 2016 Graduates:
Dear Future OST Dancer, Dear OST Victim, Dear Future OST Dancer,
I know what you’re thinking, “OMG I’M SO NERVOUS AND HOW AM I GONNA SURVIVE THIS?!?” Well first thing- take a deep breath because everything is gonna be fine. I know that you're probably still feeling nervous right now about the weeks ahead of you, and all the time you'll be spending in this program before you become a graduate; well it's ok to be a little nervous but I would like to assure you that you're going to do great. OST is a very challenging yet rewarding program that will test your limits and can be difficult at times. Once you get started, and you understand the schedule and routine you will be more comfortable with the program. How do I know that? Well Cassie chose you so that means you can do it. Just remember that you're going to get what you put into the program. This program is going to be extremely difficult and you're going to put alot of sweat and tears into this. It is ok to cry because when you do you're probably hitting your breaking point and that's ok we've all been there. When you get to your breaking point that just means that you're hitting another checkpoint at becoming the best you can be and reaching your goal and now that you've reached that point you can push yourself harder. You’re going to have so much fun here! There’s no need to be scared or nervous because you’re gonna love it here. It might seem scary at first, but it won’t as soon as one of the OST girls make a joke and you all start dying of laughter. The program is not just all fun and games but the OST team will make sure that you have fun. Try and stay patient with yourself it may feel like nothing's happening but it is it's just going to take time and effort. You're going to wake up sore and that's ok you just need to keep going, ¨pain is weakness leaving the body¨, that's a quote that helped me through this program. And DON'T compare yourself to any of the other OST dancers because each one of you has different strengths, weaknesses, and goals. Remember this quote, “Don't dance better than anybody else, only dance better than yourself.” There will be times you want to give up but like all of the teachers here told us this summer, do not give up on you. I wish you the best of luck this OST season and push yourself- it will be worth it in the end.
And one last thing: DON’T GIVE UP!!!!!!!
-The Person Who Wrote This -A 2016 OST Graduate From: A Dancer Who Believes in You
A letter from the 2014 Graduates:
To whoever dares attempt this challenge, To whomever comes next, Dear whomever may follow, Dear OST Victim,
First of all- CONGRATS! You are officially starting the most hardest dance program that will be constantly testing you mentally and physically. Before you even think about having second thoughts, hear me out. All of us got so much better last summer. I can promise you by completing this program, the same will happen for you. Sure there are going to be days where you want to scream and cry and just give up. But you can push through and no matter what just keep going. Everything will hurt. You will wake up some mornings and your whole body will ache. Whenever you feel like you can't go on, that is the time you have to push, cause that is showing yourself that you can. When you set your goals, do everything in your power to reach them. Remember that nothing great comes easy. If you want to be AMAZING then work to be the best. Show everyone why you deserve to be there. Also don't forget to be a good teammate and to help other OST victims, and don't give up!! If dance was easy anyone would be able to do it perfectly without working hard, and it wouldn't be special. Hard work beats talent, when talent does not work hard. I do not know who this letter may go to, but what I do know is that you can do it. If Cassie picked you then there must have been a reason why. So work hard, don't give up and follow the plan Cassie has for you. She knows what she's doing and is there to help you. Don't try and skip out on daily workouts, don't put it off, just do it. This letter may not make a whole bunch of sense right now, maybe you truly don't know what is coming, but this will all be clear, the deeper you go into this journey of becoming the dancer you want to be. I wish you the best of luck.
~Someone who made it Love, I can't tell you ;) Sincerely, a dancer a ballet barre away An OST Survivor :)