I first heard about the Global Education Center (GEC) in 1999. My goal was to drop in to find out what African dance classes were available as my passion for African dance had been birthed and I was thirsty to learn as much as I could about it. Right around the time I was planning to visit the Global Education Center, I got pregnant. If I lived in Nashville, making a trip after discovering my pregnancy would have been easy but I lived in Clarksville, TN at the time so I delayed going for 10 years.
Fast forward to 2009. By that time I had moved to Murfreesboro, TN, where I now live, and a friend invited me to visit the African dance class at Global. I had no idea that this was going to be the beginning of a relationship that would morph into something great in my life. But I have to admit, I was very sad that I had gone so long before deciding to visit the Global Education Center because what I found was refreshing, life transformative and enriching.
On a personal note the Global Education Center has been great for my children. They have had so many cultural experiences and met so many people from around the world that they would not have if it wasn’t for our connection to Global. Additionally, I am excited that I have been able to plug the homeschooling community into GEC so it is able to expose homeschooled children to the cultural opportunities that are abundant at Global.The Global Education Center is one of Nashville’s best kept secrets. I am so happy that I finally decided to walk through the doors of Global to discover the treasures within it. In doing so, I have discovered a treasure within my own self.
Teaching Artist/African Dance Teacher
Global Education Center