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.
I did not want to just muddle through it. So starting my 8th grade year when I realized this, I knew that I had to get even more serious about dance and give the task unbridled attention. Of course I could have tried out for the dance team before but I have always been anxious and afraid. Afraid that I was not good enough and anxious that I would look like a fool and I would not fit in with the other girls. While debating whether I should audition or not I talked with my sister and dancing friends to get advice.
As the day goes on she dances and dances. When she gets to our last dance the costume is not there. I freak out as we run around looking for it she’s in two numbers and she doesn’t have her beautiful solo costume. She decides to go on in black leggings and a black tank top. I feel horrible and I know she does too.
She got inspired and influenced to become a ballerina. Years later Hepburn and her mother moved to London, England shortly after her parents’ divorce. This is where she attended a private girl’s school and started taking ballet classes. She enjoyed the classes and was determined to become a prima ballerina. Unfortunately she had to stop because Germany started World War 2 and was starting to invade all of Europe.
Watching this film allowed me to compare and contrast my experience with those of the children. Regarding sexuality and opposite sex partners, my class was composed of all girls; we were called the Light Body Dancers. Like these kids in New York, we practiced rather frequently, but we didn’t have to prepare for any competition at the end of it; all we had to prepare for was a performance. In some ways, this was a better experience than the children had in New York; although I do realize that some of the kids’ families, the ones at the Washington Heights school in particular, can’t afford to be sending their children to a private dance class. That being said, I believe a lot of the children in New York were extremely proud of their work and their performance, until they were labeled as a winner or a loser.
It wasn’t so bad at first, I could understand why she was so excited about a new relationship. We went to the differentiating stage, but as soon as she began to cancel plans with me and other friends, we were stagnating again. Soon after her constant rain-checks, she told me and another friend that she didn’t want to be with us if it meant she didn’t get to be with Billy and this is when we entered the avoiding stage. This stage is when two people stop seeing each other completely and is a sign that the relationship is essentially over. I made sure to take a different route to class, and that I was talking to someone if I had to see her.
You aren’t even good at acting!” Claire says rudely to me once we get in line. I don’t say anything back to her because I don’t want to become mean like her. Mrs. Bean tells Lily to come into her room. Lily is auditioning to be Cinderella’s stepsister. She originally wanted to be Cinderella, but since she is my best friend, she changed her mind so I would have more of a chance to get the Cinderella role.
On October 26th at 4:30 pm, I began to observe my focused learner Alondra at Eastchester Community Action Partnership (ECAP). As I observed Alondra, I noticed right away that she is not shy. Alondra did not hesitate to speak to me, answer my questions or share any personal information about herself. I learned that Alondra is an energetic girl who loves to dance. Her favorite songs are “100 Years” and “Let It Go” from the Disney Frozen movie.
She didn’t want the bullying to start back up, Tamika was officially going to be on her own. Tamika felt she needed her sister by her side, not only in the games but after practices, when reporters wanted to interview or even when strangers wanted to meet Tamika because she didn’t like to talk much she was shy, so her sister always did most of the talking for her. Tamika was so worried to go to school but it turned out to be not so bad because a couple weeks before school she’d play against boys in open gyms or an outside court. As a result, the guys respected her because she was a heck of a player. So, basketball got her through because it got people to respect her.
“No,” I replied, trying not to end the joke, “but I would with someone else if you were not here.”. “Come on friend! Don’t be shy!” he said without hesitation. I still didn’t want to dance with him because I wanted the joke to go on, but all of my family members encouraged me to dance with him. Even Grandma wanted me to dance, and I knew that if Grandma wanted me to do something, then I had to do it no matter what.