Through hours of rehearsals and performances, I repeatedly noticed the similarities between dance styles. As a result, when I dance, I am able to merge my two cultures. I no longer feel torn. Today, I am confident in my identity as a Sri Lankan-American dancer, who is often mistaken for an
The dancers were observed to be full of energy which showed through their movements and dancing. Every movement was sharp and clean. Furthermore, the action portion of the basic dance elements was seen through the dancer’s basic movements that turned into dancing. For example, in one scene, the actor jumped off the table and broke into a little skip-glide dancing movement.
Dance might be just a movement of a person’s feet and body for others. But to me, it means more than that. Dance is an art, a way of expressing your thoughts through your body involving perfect posture, unstoppable practice, and confidence. Gerald Graff’s, “Hidden Intellectualism” mentions that intellect does not only exist in academic form of thinking. Non-academic subjects should be apart of intellect because knowledge can also take the form of street smarts.
Dance practice can be very long and tiring. In order to get better at dance you have to keep practicing and practicing until it’s perfect. At practice you have to stretch, you have to have stamina, and you need to work hard at it. In practice you can make goals and achieve them, usually quickly, depending on how hard you work. Fun fact-
Even though I was a newbie and did a lot wrong, that didn’t stop me from wanting to continue. I had natural talent picking up choreography however I was not good in many other fields when it came to this style of dance. Regardless of whether I sucked or looked like trash, I didn’t look at myself as if this was hopeless. Instead I had a base and saw the chance to build from that by continuing to practice and coming back to classes. My growth mindset allowed to discover what turned out to be my
As a child, I was always extremely passionate about dance as a mode of expression for myself. However, my family’s financial situation never permitted me to take proper classes, and for a while I felt that a dream within myself had been crushed. When high school rolled around, I searched for an activity that would satisfy my dance needs and stumbled upon the extracurricular activity Color Guard, which consisted of flag, rifle, and sabre spinning. I grew excited at the idea of joining an activity in my high school, but what really drew me in was the dance aspect. I would finally be able to live out my dream without bound…or so I thought.
Ever since i was young i fell in love with the art of dance. When i finally joined i felt like i was a little behind hence everyone was in my class was dancing since they were toddlers. My first day of dance was pretty nerve racking. My teacher would say to do something and i wouldn't know what to do because i didn't know any dance vocabulary. I would have to look around and try to fit in as much as possible so my teacher wouldn't think i wasn't fit for the class.
When I joined AVID in seventh grade I was amazed how AVID works and how it can be used every day. Not only AVID helps you with your grades, but it also helps you to be more organized and a hard-working student. AVID helped me discover my full potential by showing me that I can always do better. What I mean by this is that in sixth grade I was not in AVID, I made all A’s and B’s. In seventh grade when I was in AVID, I made all A’s. Not only AVID helped my grades it also helped me be more organized, confident and a hard-working student.Being in AVID can also help me succeed my goals for the future.My goals for the future is to get into Lee Early College, later transferred into UNC at Chapel Hill to become a teacher and with AVID it would make it easier financially.
“[My dance instructor] Cindy believed that ballet was richer when it embraced diverse shapes and cultures. There would be times in my career when I would struggle to remember that, but I would eventually come back to that conviction, that the stage on which I performed was brighter for having me, even if some in the audience or dancing beside didn 't always agree” (“Misty Copeland
I’ve done everything from tap dancing, ballet, jazz, contemporary, Hip-Hop, and even african dance. I love performing, that rush and good feeling inside that I accomplished something and got to perform it in front of a huge crowed. One great experience I had was my dance team got the opportunity to perform at a big dance theater in Manhattan, NY. One of the top administrative members pointed me out from my whole class and said I was one of the best dancers he seen in my group. That was a big moment for me and a great accomplishment.
I have always had a burning passion for dance since I was a young girl. My first time on a stage, I was immediately hooked. The overpowering feeling of a crowd of people watching me as I do what I love, is a feeling I have always admired. Dance has developed my character and personality in many different ways. I have been taught responsibility, discipline, integrity and much more.
“When you’re really struggling with a dance, you can’t just give up. You have to just keep trying, and eventually you will get it.” She knows how rewarding it feels when she is finally able to nail a particular step or dance that she has been working hard on. Between dance, volleyball, and basketball, Jordan has been a part of different teams and has learned how to work with others in many situations. “I do think dance has helped me with my team skills,” she explains, “because dance isn’t like a one-person thing, you have to be in sync with the whole group.”
My dance experience trails back to when I was a freshman in high school, getting involved in some classes at my local dance studio. Immediately, I fell in love with this art form and knew I wanted to carry it with me beyond high school. I began dancing as a dance major at Mesa College in Fall 2017. While I am only just beginning to delve into my second semester, I can already say that I have expanded my knowledge of dance and dance technique at Mesa. In my dance classes, I have been able to improve upon my body placement and proper alignment.
The Process of Reflection The process of reflection is central to clinical supervision. Launer (2003) describes external and internal factors in supervision whereby clinical practice and sharing skills are external and reflection is an ‘internal conversation.’ Brunero & Stein-Parbury (2008) discussed the effects of clinical supervision in nursing staff and argued that self-reflection generates a sense of self-awareness and knowledge to the individual. Supervisees or students may be asked what happened during a clinical event, how they felt, the implications of their actions and what they would do differently if faced with the same situation.