The dancing project is for (our students) a great experience which gives them energy and helps developing their self-esteem. The close, family-like bonds in the dance group during the training, the ability to express their experiences, their personal strength, wishes, hopes, moments of their personal history through the dancing, the efforts and strain because of the dancing, the encouragement through the coach, the work for a common joint performance, are not limited to this one project: This period of time and these experiences together with the performance in front of parents, teachers, brothers and sisters, friends and foreign people will be encouragement for their further development, they will give motivation and stimulation like a “lighthouse” does, to find their own way with more strength and self-esteem.
With greetings from everybody from “Stoppenberg” and again many thanks for this great project
I remain yours sincerely,
Reiner Düchting (Headmaster, Hauptschule am Stoppenberg, Essen, Germany)