Sadly I didn't take into account our religion. My parents were adamant, I was not allowed to become a professional dancer. I was to finish my required education through 12th grade and then find a good husband and dedicate as much of my time as I could to God. End of story. (As far as they were concerned.) It wasn't too long after that, that I was given the choice...my parents could no longer afford both my Equestrian habits as well as my Dancing, I had to choose one or the other. Well, by this time I owned a beautiful, spunky pony by the name of Fire Cracker that had become my best friend, how could I sell her and keep dancing? Never! My dance classes ended.
There is a lot more to the story of when and where I got to dance, and whom I learned from, but suffice it to say, my dance education and experiences were definitely what you would call eccentric.