This year’s Ferndale Dance Academy production is La Marionnette, a story that Laura East wrote. Every year her production gets better and better and this year’s production was no exception. This year Laura started teaching a pointe class, and two of her students were going to be dancing pointe. Unfortunately, Kelsey (pictured), had broken her big toe earlier and while she gallantly tried dancing the first rehearsal on point, it was too painful. Ever since seeing Kelsey first dance 5 years ago, I’ve always been impressed by her attitude, she’s always happy. Seeing her in pain from dancing on her toes was the first time in 5 years I’ve seen her without a smile on her face. I felt very lucky to see her dance on pointe for even just a little bit. She’s come along way in 5 years and I expect she’s going to go even further.