At a young age, I knew that I absolutely loved dancing. I understood that it was a form of expression that can speak louder than words. I was not involved in the art form for the “dancer” label, but rather for this outlet. From the age of two to thirteen I was in studio dance. I learned the basic styles such as ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and tap.
I enjoyed going through high school because i was involved so heavily in sports, dance and drama. I met many wonderful performers and had many great outgoing teachers that made the classes and extra curricular something I still remember today. When transferring over to university, especially such a small university, I felt lost. I started university knowing that I would be joining the dance team, but I quickly realized that would be harder than I thought. The Lakehead dance team had a very different style dancing than I was used to because I was coming from a high level.
I have always been interested in dance, and though I have not watched a technique class I have participated in many such as hip-hop, jazz, and tap. Also, being a cheerleader in high school I had plenty of opportunities to watch the dance leaders rehearse for their next competition which showed me how hard dance truly is. Observing a college technique and rehearsal dance class was a great experience where I learned how complex and beautiful dance really is. Dance is an art that is practiced and celebrated all over the world, and being able to observe the technique and rehearsal class I was able to explore the similarities and differences which made me appreciate dance so much more. Hip-hop is a creative form of art that started in Bronx, New York.
Growing up, I was a competitive dancer from the ages of 5 to 18. I know most people would not consider dance a sport, but it was my form of physical activity. During the elementary school years, I had dance class on Saturday mornings. As I grew older, the number of dance classes increased to twice a week, three times a week, and eventually every single day towards the end of my “career”. I never played any sports simply because I did not have time to but, it was fine because I loved dancing.
In an environment where people face social problems such as poverty, domestic violence, and drug trade, she strongly encourages kids to attend hip-hop lessons at the youth center to keep them off the streets and out of trouble. When Honey meets a famous music video director named Michael, she finally gets the chance to make a transition from a simple dancer to a choreographer and pursue her dream. However, Honey’s success comes with a price when she denies Michael’s sexual advances, who will suddenly try to sabotage her career by blackballing her out of the business. Honey will then be able to thrive and run out of her own struggles by organizing a fundraise hip-hop concert for the youth center. The concert emphasizes kids’ dancing abilities and willingness to find a new path outside of drug dealing and make a difference in Harlem’s neighborhood.
I watched her stress about the dance for weeks to the point where she had multiple breakdowns per day. All I wanted was for her to enjoy the night she planned and for her to destress, but I don’t think that is what happened. My intentions were never bad or evil. I just wanted for my friends and I to have a good time as we were finishing our last year at high school. Hoping that we would be able to make memories that we could laugh about in the future but instead it’ll be a memory that we shudder about when the topic comes up.
I observed Mrs. Ruffs 4th grade class at Carlin Park Elementary on Friday, September 15th at 9:30am. The class consisted of 13 girls and 12 boys. While I watched the class, I focused in on trying to notice the difference between the two sexes. I observed that the girls can compete at this age level with the boys. The girls were almost if not as athletic as all the guys in the class.
In a perfect society that would be true. However, there is a lot of pressure to fit in and have a numerous amount of friends. In order to do this, sometimes people change the way the dress, talk, and act to match the tacit codes of their friends. I believe that uniqueness is a great quality but that is not to say that people aren 't willing to give up this quality of being unique in order to gain popularity. For example, in the movie “Mean Girls” when Katy is first introduced to the popular girls at the school she is told that on Wednesday she must wear pink in order to sit at their table.
Although I miss some free time and other opportunities, I couldn’t imagine a life without dance. Dance fills me with joy and helps me express any emotion that I feel and can’t convey with words. I had prepared my whole high school career to get ready to apply to Julliard. I spent my extra hours at the dance studio perfecting a solo audition that I could have a chance with. I spent hours on end researching different dance programs, until I realized