The recital was always exciting for me. That grand stage with big, bright lights and the audience watching my every move. I felt like a hollywood star, with all my relatives there to take pictures and record the entire thing. When it was time for me and my classmates to perform, we lined up to walk on stage with our black and turquiose tu-tu's and waited for the music to start. After waiting for a few seconds, the music finally started, and each girl on stage looked over to the right corner to see Ms. Heather, and watch her anticipate the dance moves in fear that we would forget them and make a mistake.
I remember during the shows I would see the older girls doing solo’s and I wanted to be in their shoes, in their ballet shoes. I always asked my dance teacher what I had to do to be able to dance by myself and she would always tell me “Girl, just dance your way to the top”. I never stopped dreaming about performing a solo. I always loved to dance so I was naturally good at it. I would go to dance class two days a week and when I went home I was always dancing as well.
Also, the hard work involved in gymnastics will be reflected in your school work because it puts a mindset to work to the best of your ability. Competition is a tremendous factor in gymnastics. Each year there are gymnasts around the world training for the Olympics. They develop an aggression toward having the title of a ‘Gymnast’. Whether or not you win, there is still an intense feeling inside that says you’ve achieved enough already.
I dream that one day the passion that I have for life, will not only help me succeed but inspire others as well. I want people whether in the theater watching me dance, or the strangers I meet in the street, to be inspired by my actions. I am a young, bubbly, passionate, and unique individual who is determined to succeed in everything I do. I pretend I’m doing the final bows for the pas de deux in the Ballet of Giselle and all of what I’ve worked so hard to accomplish has finally come to fulfillment. I feel as if I don’t know what will happen with my future, but if I work harder and harder each day, I’ll know it was worth it!
The three main things a cheerleader does though is getting the crowd involved, the things cheerleaders do outside of the games for the school, and helping out the community. Getting the crowd involved is one of the hardest things about cheerleading. Cheerleaders do cheers they know the student body will like. Cheerleaders really like to put up stunts during cheers because it gives the crowd something to be excited about. At halftime, cheerleaders usually put on a show so it keeps everybody’s energy going for the rest of the game.
Pierre Dulaine has been hailed as the “dancer and teacher extraordinaire” by the New York Times. He began an outreach program called “Dancing Classrooms” in the New York public schools and teaches the art of ballroom dancing to approximately 7500 children annually. His vision is to impart pride and self esteem and to inspire them to achieve whatever they put their minds to. He encounters the challenges of motivating kids but has been successful in bringing change to lives that otherwise might not have an opportunity to break out of the oppression of the inner city. His goal is to train to transform.
When my dance teacher informed me that she would soon be offering tap dance, I could not help but feel the need to participate. I enjoyed it so much that I enjoyed it for six years. Because dance had many different styles, using my years of experience in ballet and tap, I would like to examine some differences between the two through the different footwear, appropriate environment, and finally public knowledge and popularity. When it comes to the footwear, there are huge differences. Tap shoes are special since they are made specifically to make noise while dancing in them.
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.
People dance at weddings, and parties and times of happiness. However, this may also show the superficial and short-lived happiness we feel when dancing, for a while you can be consumed by that feeling of leaving all your worries behind. As an audience we are given the image of a more youthful Mrs Johnstone able to dance the night away, being told she looks like Marilyn Monroe, which is in great contrast to the single parent and weary mother we see before us. Dancing continues to play a part s the boys grow up, later we see – ‘Mrs Lyons enters waltzing with a very awkward fourteen year old Edward’. Earlier on we dancing as a part of adult life, a tool for socialising and escape, but here maybe also as a metaphor for life.
As the power of dance took over me, I felt the butterflies in my stomach fly away. Pretty soon I knew the steps by heart, but here comes the tricky part: we have to perform this piece in small groups in front of the judges. “Ok, numbers one through five come up,” said one of the judges, and as I looked at the audition number I received, I was suddenly nervous again; I was number two. My mind was telling me that I couldn’t do it, but I knew I could. With determination and perseverance, I made it through the dance moves perfectly.