"I dedicate this book to my amazing dance teacher, Yulia. She has taught me so much over these past years. Not just about dance, but about life. Yulia always tells me, “being an athlete means working hard and having confidence, and you are an athlete.’’ I really love how Yulia gives me these life quotes because it really encourages me to work harder and have more fun in dance. She picks me up when I fall, and she’s always there for me. I really love how since my partner, Mark, and I moved up a level she took time to make new routines just for us! Nobody else knows these routines except for Mark and I. Yulia is really an inspiration to all. She makes a bad day turn good."