Friday, June 29, 2012

Abby Donaldson: Teaching the joy of dance -- and so much more

Lounging on the couch isn’t Abby Donaldson’s cup of tea.

The 24-year-old Springfield resident works for the Center for Public Safety and Justice at the University of Illinois Springfield during the day, teaches dance classes at Kinner & Co. Dance Studio at night, squeezes in classes at UIS, leads young adults at iWorship Center two to three days a week and, in her free time, volunteers at Lifetime Pregnancy Help Center.

Her friends say they don’t know how she does it all.

“I honestly don’t know how she wears all the hats she wears and keeps everything straight,” said Kirsti Carter, a friend of Donaldson’s.

Staying busy is something Donaldson said she has to do because having free time makes her stir crazy.

Out of all her activities, she said teaching dance is her passion.

Donaldson was featured in a June 29, 2012, article in the State Journal-Register.

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