Being in the Judge dance concert really changed my perspective on art in general. Before I began to dance, I would never have considered any body movement to be a work of art. Art, to me, was pictures, music, paintings, and literature. My mind was closed, admittedly, and I did not appreciate the beauty and potential of dance. Dancing at Judge was my first step to understanding this beauty. I was part of it-- I was in the moment, and I was a piece of art myself. However, the real importance of my performance was to allow me to appreciate the hard work and perfect form of other dancers. Dance as an art form was cemented into my mind on Monday night, when I went to the Rose Wagner theatre to observe a dance performance. It was a compilation of various pieces from local dance companies. High school dancers, hip-hop crews, modern dance crews, solos, and duets performed. In past, I would enjoy the first few pieces of a dance concert, and then sit there and want to leave for the rest of the time. With my new perspective, my eyes were glued open the entire time.