With Valentine's Day having just past, emotions regarding, love, passion and joy were at the forefront. As teachers, we give our hearts and soul on a daily basis to our "Little Valentines" and expend a lot of energy regarding the progress and journey of our students. Where they are going, who they will audition and ultimately dance for and where life will take them becomes as much as an invested interest in their accomplishments as our own. We get those butterflies of nerves and excitement for them as they wait in the wings to step out stage, anticipate the arrival of college acceptance letters and patiently await to hear news from professional callbacks. We do so because they are more than our students, but our “kids,” who we worked with for so many years with to get them to this point. We also get those butterflies because we know what it is like; we’ve been there and experienced these life and professional events. Whether a teacher’s own professional dance career was short or long lived, we still live vicariously through them, remembering the nerves, the adrenaline and the exhilaration of life as a dancer at that moment.