1. My experience with dance dates back to when I was about 2-3 years old, we where in the car and music came on and my dad taught me how to bob my head to the beat and learn how to catch the rhythm of a song. Ever since then I have learned to build and maintain a love for music and dancing. I grew up watching Michael Jackson dance and was always inspired by his ability to do so. Throughout grade school I competed in many dance competitions, solo and group dances and have been on 3-dance teams in my entire life.
The main purpose of my writing is to compare two schools namely PS 150 and PS 115. PS 115 and PS 150, both in Manhattan, took part in the ballroom dance competition. PS 115 won the competition but PS 150 failed at the initial stage of the competition. I write to compare facts about the two schools which would determine the reason for such outcome for both schools. The three facts to compare are team spirit of the dancers, kids’ life outside school, and test scores.
I am excited to see the way in which my mind and body will connect together as one. Honestly never having taken dance before in my entire life and I do not know what to expect. When my friends and I go dancing I always seem to be the one that is off beat. I hope that this class will help me improve upon these skills so that the next time we go out they will be shocked by how amazing my new set of dancing skills are. I say this because I really want to be able to feel the beat of the rhythm of any type of music.
I won a medal in floor and this first got me going with competition. This all started my love for sports. When I went to elementary school I started doing dance since in some ways it was like gymnastics. It was run by the school and it was once a week. I started out in ballet then the next 2 years did ballet and tap, in 4th and 5th grade I did jazz and tap and my last year I did hip hop.
Her father was very interested in the way people used their bodies, an interest that inspired her daughter. In only seven years, Graham went from a dance student, to a teacher, to one of the best-known performers of all time. In these seven years, she probably had the expert hours of 10,000 hours, which according to Gladwell would make her an outlier. Many of her dances came from past history and history that was surrounding her. Many outliers got their ideas and thoughts on the outside history that was surrounding them as well.
We should educate ourselves a little about Mexican Folklore. What I’m more passionate about is dancing. Since I was a little girl I’ve been dancing in all the parties, family reunions, clubs, and about anywhere there is music. I believe rhythm is in my blood. I think everyone as a children has the dream of one day to become someone famous in life.
At this time, the dancing masters roamed the countryside to teach the privileged children, who could pay for the lessons, how to Irish Dance. These dancing masters were usually a flamboyant, colorful male who would stay at farmers’ houses for a week; teaching the village children how to dance in the barn and develop self-control. Irish Dance involves very rigid precise steps. For a dancing master to be staying in your town, this would definitely be something to boast about. One of the first references to Irish Dance was in a letter written to Queen Elizabeth by Sir Henry Sydney saying that, “they are very beautiful, magnificently dressed and first class dancers” (Farrall).
When you do the head spin you balance on your head while spinning. During windmill you lean on one of your arms and push off with the other each time going around with your legs open up in the air the whole time! Even before break dancing, there were dances that experts say help create break dancing. One of the dances that helped create break dancing was martial arts. Martial arts inspired a lot of the body motions.
Some defining traits of skaters are that they are very rebellious and non-conforming; members of this group value their belonging to it because it gives them a sense of independency, and of course skaters just love to skate. Skating started around the 1950’s and was invented by surfers here in California. These surfers wanted to come up with a way to surf on pavement or on the sidewalk when the waves on the beach were flat. They would put pieces of wood on roller skate wheels and called it “sidewalk surfing” because they did a lot of moves that were very similar to the ones they performed in the water. There were lots of ups and downs in skateboarding’s popularity but the skating scene didn’t blow up until the 1970’s, when a guy named Frank Nasworthy created a special kind of skateboard wheel made out of polyurethane that improved the performance of riding significantly.
With the help of his wife he devised a game suitable for a gymnasium. Naismith obtained two peach baskets and a soccer ball, and developed 13 rules for the new game. He divided his class of 18 into 2 teams of 9 players each (the team today would be the equivalent of 3 guards, 3 centers, and 3 forwards) and set about to teach them the basics of his new game of Basketball. The object of the game was to throw the soccer ball into the fruit baskets nailed to the lower railing of the gym balcony. Every time a point was scored, the game was halted so the janitor could bring out a ladder and retrieve the ball.