As I ended this book, I was feeling exhausted. Dancing too can leave you exhausted. However, if the dance partners are in sync with the music, and most importantly each other, the exhaustion is well worth it. The same applies to the partnership between parent and professional. When the going gets tough you gotta keep going. I think the big take away from this book was that not every dance is going to go smoothly. In fact a lot of them are going to be hard work, but the work is worth it. As long as the center is the child involved every phone call, message sent home, email, or meeting has significant importance even when you may not see it. I think that is when it is the hardest, when you don’t see the appreciation for all the efforts. At the end of the day it is about the student and what is best for the student. All the stepped on toes, when you try a new move and you fall flat on your face, all of it is worth it if the focus is on the student. Communication and kindness are to relationships as practice is to dancing.