By Brianna Medeiros
Douglass Residential College, Rutgers University, Class of 2023
I decided I wanted to be an extern at Modern Motion Dance School because I genuinely enjoy helping people, it’s something that I am passionate about and it lights my soul on fire. Additionally, I love working with kids. I have worked with them throughout multiple jobs, whether I was a camp counselor or a sales associate/part time princess at a children’s salon. So when I saw Modern Motion Dance School, I knew I wanted to learn more about the organization because it takes two passions of mine and combines them!
When I first arrived at Modern Motion Dance School, even though I had never been there before, the staff immediately made me feel comfortable. Between the colorful decorations and friendly smiles at every corner, it was a place where I felt immediate joy. Every single person I met was genuinely a kind person. I wondered how a company was able to foster and harness such a genuine positive energy, and then I had a conversation with Ginger and immediately understood.
Ginger is truly an amazing human, she is a very knowledgeable woman who can teach you a lot about business, but also about life. She reminds you to listen to your inner child and chase that dream that will fulfill you. She reminds you that building a life that you are proud of is possible. She reminds you that it doesn’t matter if you get knocked down, what matters is how you pick yourself back up. She lets you know that she believes in you and will help you with whatever goals you want to accomplish, and that is sometimes all a person needs to hear to chase after what makes them happy. She is the reason why Modern Motion Dance School is as amazing as it is. I only talked to her for one day, but I left feeling lighter and hopeful about my future, that’s the impact that Ginger has on people. I want to learn more about how Ginger was able to create such an incredible environment at her school because when I used to work at other kid jobs, there was toxic positivity and the work culture was not fun. That’s why when I got to Modern Motion, I was amazed at how friendly and welcoming everyone genuinely was. I have truly appreciated this experience so much and it’s refreshing to see a place that is made for kids that exerts genuine joy. Thank you to all the staff and dancers who welcomed me with open arms!
Modern Motion Dance School