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Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment Seniors

Senior Dancers, Managers, Teachers and Entertainment impresarios,

I miss your eager, smiling, sweaty faces. It has been rough without you. Dear students, you have such discerning minds, disciplined bodies and beautiful souls. Use your gifts to create goodness in a world that badly needs ethical, energetic intelligence. If I were asked to give a speech to all graduates, I would tell them about the great thinker Mohandas Gandhi's list of the “The Seven Deadly Sins.” Because, in order to avoid these Deadly Sins, you must be aware of them. Below is his list of “The Deadly Sins” to be avoided as you perform in the production of life:

  1. Wealth without work
  2. Pleasure without conscience
  3. Knowledge without character
  4. Business without morality
  5. Science without humanity
  6. Worship without sacrifice
  7. Politics without principle

Go and choreograph a beautiful life of goodness.

LOVE, Jo Rowan