“Making Impressions & Forming Memories”: Meet Ms. Morales, Our New Dance Teacher

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Lori Morales

Picture of New Teacher Ms. Morales with Children at Waterfall

Andrew Petlev and Soha Khan

Landings has a  brand new dance teacher, the one and only Ms. Morales.

As a dance teacher, Ms. Morales has a big role to fill, as she is an inspiration for many young dancers in our school. In the interview, we learned that she was a professional dancer at Disney World and Universal.

Ms. Morales had the amazing opportunity to move to WLMS because of her son who is now in 6th grade. In this interview, she explains how she loves being able to interact with kids and be silly with them as well. 

It is clear that Ms. Morales has a passion for dance, and wants to share this “overlooked art form” with the world. “Making an impression & forming memories means so much to me,” she responds when asked what the most important part of interacting with middle schoolers is. It is clear that we have truly lucked out with an amazing dance teacher who can both relate and teach our WLMS gators. 

Q: What are some of your personal hobbies?

A: I like crafting, reading & being in nature.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

A: Spend time with my family.

Q: Something about your background or childhood?

A: I was a professional dancer at Walt Disney World & Universal Studios.

Q: Tell us something about your family now.

A: I have 2 sons. One 6th grader & one 2nd grader.

Q: Why did you decide to become a teacher?

A: I have such a passion for my craft that I wanted to be able to share that with people. The arts are often overlooked and yet it is such an important part of our lives.

What is your favorite part of teaching an in-person class? Being able to interact with the kids & be silly.

Q: Have you taught before this? If so, where?

A: Yes; Boynton Beach High School.

Q: What led you to choose Wellington Landings?

A: My son was getting ready for middle school & I’m very close with Mrs G. so it seemed to fit well. Plus Landings is any AMAZING place to be.

Q: What do you think is the most important thing when interacting with kids?

A: Being able to make a personal connection. Making an impression & forming memories means so much.