Thousand Words: May 1, 2012

Clarksville, Tenn. senior Brettne Vasek teaches a class at Starz Elite Dance Studio in Bowling Green.


Clarksville, Tenn., senior Brettne Vasek has been a part of the WKU Topperette Dance Team since her freshman year.

“I chose dance because it allows me to express all of my emotions,” Vasek said. “Whenever I dance, I’m not thinking about anything else. It is kind of like my own little dreamland. I get to get away from reality.”

In addition to being a member of the dance team, Vasek is also a dance teacher at Starz Elite Dance Studio in Bowling Green.

“Whenever I’m teaching, it’s like I’m in charge, and (my students) are constantly having to listen to me, and then whenever I’m in dance practice, I’m not in charge — I’m the student again,” she said.

In the future, Vasek hopes to own her own dance studio.

“Teaching dance is going to continue in my life,” she said. “I just have such a passion for it, and I love being able pass on what I know to other people.”