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Older students get kind of sluggish. Bless their hearts--they just aren't as quick on remembering combinations, their jumps aren't quite as high, and when you ask them to go to the corner for a grand allegro they saunter slowly.
Little kids get wired. Oh my goodness, those little ones almost literally bounce off the walls! They forget that the dance studio is a special place (code for "don't play tag") and if you blink, you find them jumping off the barres.
The older kids will return from spring break a little more motivated. The little kids will still be adorably nuts, but I will have had a week to recharge and prepare for the rest of the year. Spring break is a very good thing.