The Dancer

Lily Scott finally has her dream come true when she is accepted into the best performing art school in the state, but things don't turn out like Lily hopes. She realizes to be a dancer you have to be light on your feet, and that's not easy to do when you're 160Ibs. Lily has to decide if she wants to give up her health to live her dream. Can she do it?

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1. How it All Started

Ok, I'll admit I used to have a weight problem.  I was constantly bullied about my weight, but it didn't stop me from eating.  It was like an outlet for my emotion.  I think the reason I decided to lose all the weight was because my two best friends both got boyfriends and that was the last straw for me.  It pushed me to lose as much weight as I could.  I ran, almost everyday in 8th grade trying to lose all of that extra weight.  Another thing that helped me lose the weight was dancing.  When I was about 6 or 7 my mom and I were walking through the subway when I saw these people dancing for money.  It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen, it was like they were telling a story through their dance.  I usually just practiced dancing in my room, but when I got to 8th grade I asked my parents if I could do dance class.  It took a lot of begging, but I finally managed to convince them to let me do it.  It took me half of 8th grade and all of the summer before 9th grade to lose all that weight.  I didn't lose all of it though, I did still have some curves, but nobody calls me fat anymore, or at least until about two months ago.  I had recently got accepted into New York Performing Arts.  I was able to get a scholarship thanks to my dance instructor.  Although now I'm wishing I had never come here.

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