One problem I would like to help address in the Vision Dance Company is the unfamiliarity of some incoming freshman with the band environment; both marching band and concert band concepts. Specifically, I have noticed that some have difficulty with counting and keeping time off of the metronome and that the concept of drill can be more difficult for Vision members to visualize and therefore grasp. As a leader, I would strive to solve these issues by setting aside time during Vision camp to practice both of these skills in a way that’s fun, team building games. For learning drill, I would first explain the general concepts of drill (side 1, side 2, inside, outside, front sideline, front hash, back sideline, back hash) and how it’s similar to
Just one year later the theater became the resident dance company at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Since Ailey was having problems with his weight he gave up dancing in favor of choreographing. Judith Jamison joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1965 and quickly became an international star. Over the next 15 years, Mr. Ailey created some of his most enduring roles for her, most notably the tour-de-force solo Cry .Ms. Jamison continues to dedicate herself to asserting the prominence of the arts in our culture, and she remains committed to promoting the significance of the Ailey legacy – using dance as a medium for honoring the past, celebrating the present and fearlessly reaching into the future.
There is no more individualized instruction; everything is scripted curriculum to prepare kids for the test. “The law's annual testing requirements in math and reading have led many schools to pump up the amount of time they spend teaching these two staples — often at the expense of other subjects, such as history, art or science.” (Blass, 2007) Another problem is that the assessment doesn’t take individual learning into account. There is no correction for a learning disability in a student, or for students in Special Ed. Rob Andrews put it best by saying, “A school's AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) should not be based on standardized tests that fail to account for a child's cognitive capacity… in many cases [the standardized test] is beyond the abilities of special education students.” (Andrews,
Students on different tracks might be learning completely different, or maybe even opposite lessons due to lack of collaboration between their teachers (Towler). Teachers are forced to share classrooms and supplies with teachers on other tracks in many year round schools, making it difficult to use their room to its full potential for learning (Zubrzycki). Any teachers and staff that want to continue to further their own education by attending college over summers will have to find another way to fit it in their schedule, or just not do it at all (Vandewater). If teachers Cannot further themselves educationally in college, their students will be at a disadvantage because their teacher simply would have less information to teach them (Vandewater). They also might try to fit in college after school (Vandewater).
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.
In The Hunger Games, they interview them individually before the games in front of a crowd. In Dance Moms the dancers are put in front of a camera, by themselves, and tell about what is happening on the show. While on Dance Moms what they say is not really important, compared to what they say on the interview in The Hunger Games. In The Hunger Games, if they do not win the crowd over by what they say, they will not receive sponsors, which could save their lives. In The Hunger Games, the mentors give each tribute an angle to take to hook the crowd in and love them, but on Dance Moms, the children say exactly what they think and whatever they want.
Being in a small school setting did not prepare her for a large learning environment in which one has to adapt quickly in order to succeed out sided of her school. She also participated in the fine arts production at her high school. Being in fine arts allowed her to express herself in a way that no other department could. She was able to be goofy as a character and learned how to use her strengths in her personality to bring the character to life. Theater also showed her how to function in a leadership roles.
They believe such thing because of what they have been surrounded by, and the courses they take due to the lack of AP classes, or any sort of ROP classes. Working class schools don’t have enough space to have them choose and take electives that’ll meet up to college expectations. Instead, they are forced to take elective classes such as hairdressing in order to graduate. Some of the working class students have taken hairdressing classes twice. So many working class students believe that they should start to learn what they’ll be doing and what they see themselves doing in the future.
If you are a boy that wants to do a school sport in winter but doesn't like basketball, then you probably ran into a same problem as me, because there are not any other sports than basketball for the winter season. This year our school doesn't have a ski team. It means even girls have just competitive cheerleading and basketball. There is a good opportunity to add another winter sport and it's floorball. EJHS must add floorball as another winter sport, because of skill development, student numbers and money issues.
It also takes a lot of flexibility. Dancing takes hours of practice and years of dedication to master, just like other recognized high school sports. Although some people say that the ability of dance is not unique, this is not true. Everyone can dance or shoot a basketball, but only the best people compete in those sports. Dance should be considered a competitive sport in high school because it is