I think my parents are going to go deaf soon. Between the snap of the snare drum, the ring of a crash cymbal, the kick of the bass drum, and the clang of the baby grand piano, my parents hearing is declining. With percussion and piano I have been drawn to the more boisterous instruments. Even though I play some of the loudest instruments, my parents still yell at me for being on the quiet computer. It seems that my parents don’t value quiet as much as I thought. I have a variety of interests some of which include music, marching band, and video games.
This summer, I had to turn my back on something that has been close with me since I was eight. My dance studio closed, I had been going there since I was eight. To be honest, when I first started, I was terrible. But weren’t we all when we first started the sport that we loved? Six years later, I am still dancing and even more than I had when I first started. Now I am on the high school dance team. Which wouldn’t have happened had I not fallen in love with the sport at such a young age. My teacher sparked a fire inside me which would not be easily put out. So, as you can imagine, I had a hard time with all of it. Because without her, I would definitely not the person and dancer I am today.
As a first-generation Sri Lankan-American, people often assume I am Indian-American, which creates even more confusion than my feelings of being torn between two cultures. In response, as a young teenager, I began to feel like I did not belong anywhere and began to crave acceptance. I did not know where I stood.
I have been dancing for four years now and know for a fact that dancing is a sport. Dancers practice everyday to improve like other sports. I have danced before but it was not as serious until I joined Color Guard my freshman year. Color Guard was mainly contemporary and ballet. I was really stiff at the time due to the fact that I had only have done hip-hop and hard-hitting dances. When my first season was over, I came to love contemporary and ballet more than hip-hop and hard-hitting dances. My sophomore year, I became a squad leader with only season's worth of experience in guard. Color Guard is during the fall which is when we are with the Marching Band. Winter Guard is during the spring and we are by ourselves performing in the gym, I started off in Winter Guard. My first season was
In diversity class this semester we got the chance to immerse ourselves into a culture of our choice. I decided to immerse myself into the Native American culture, specifically the Choctaw Indians. We learned a little about each culture in class, but this is the culture that interested me the most. I immersed myself into the culture by attending a Native American girls sweet sixteen birthday party. I truly enjoyed myself, the way that they celebrate is unlike any culture that I have experienced.
Ever since I was a little girl I was involved in dance. From attending Melinda’s School of Dance in Humboldt to Michelle’s Dance Connection in Algona and then going back to Humboldt to Chanterella’s Dance Studio. I’ve alway dreamt of being on the danz squad.
Ever since I was little, being on Clearfield High School drill team was always a big dream of mine since I saw them perform at multiple of their schools football and basketball games. My parents took me to my first dance class when I was three years old and ever since I fell in love with that particular sport. I was different from all of the other kids at my school because they always got to play with the other kids from school and I always ended up having dance, but I didn’t mind because that was where most of my really close friends was at my childhood dance studio.
As a proud member of the Mercedes Tiger Band color guard and drill team, a lifetime goal for me would be to join a marching band and/or college dance team. Coming into high school I never thought my passion would be to be performing in front of hundreds of people every Friday Night for four years. It has become my passion and it brings me much joy to perform and have the time of my life on that football field.
Something I am very passionate about is cosmetology. I worked very hard to get my cosmetology licenses. I love the feeling that I get whenever I help someone else feel beautiful in their own way. There is many hours i put into getting my cosmetology licenses.
Tap and Jazz are two very unique and interesting dance forms. They have some similarities and differences that we have learned about throughout the year. While we learned about the different dance styles during the year, Jazz and Tap were my favorite dance forms.
The first day of any new adventure could be very nerve racking, especially for a new football mom. The fear of your child getting hurt and how well they will take the possible losses can be quite a bit of a roller coaster ride of emotions, but once you see them play on the field and see them get back up on their feet, with the determination to succeed in their eyes, brings a great feeling of achievement in a mother’s heart. The first game for a football mom is the most stressful, yet in a since one of the most rewarding feelings. I will never forget the first time I watch my son play his first football game.
Credibility: So first off, my names hayley bemis but everyone calls me bemis, even all my teachers. Attention getter: In middle school, I would always run with the boys in track, which is weird because I never did well in middle school meets, but I was always as fast as the boys. When I got to high school I was so scared that I wasn’t going to be fast at all, but I was wrong because I was one of the fastest girls on the team and was on varsity all 4 years. Thesis & Preview: Those were probably some of the best years of my life. I want to share with you how track and other sports have impacted my life.
I have always wanted to take a dance class. Growing up, music was the only thing I was involved in. I was in show choir for two years, but that was the extent of my dance experience. One aspect that intrigued me about USC is their ballroom dance program. In my small hometown, this is not an opportunity I currently have. I believe dance is one of the best ways to showcase your self-expression and creative expression. It never ceases to amaze me how performing or watching a performance can make time and the outside world disappear. In my free time at USC, I would love to take ballroom classes as another outlet for creative expression. Dance intrigues me because it combines emotion, passion, connection, and music, allowing the performer to tell
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. I have learned how to lead with honor and become confident in front of a team. It is very odd because I have never been someone to want to speak in front of large crowds, but I could dance in front of millions of people and feel at home. My 15 years of experience has made me realize the love I have for dancing. It has grown into such a huge part of my life, so it is not shocking that I want to be a Kilgore Rangerette in college!
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. With the help of my instructors, I am able to work towards improving elements I have always struggled with, such as balance. Even outside of class, like auditioning for Mesa 's dance concert, I have found that the structure and organization of these auditions has helped prepare me for audition processes in the real world. Picking up and retaining choreography quickly is something I tend to struggle with, but these auditions give me the practice necessary to perform to my greatest ability and figure out methods to be on top of my game. Dance is like therapy to me, and after a long day of work or other classes, it feels comforting to have my dance classes as an outlet to express myself and exert my energy into something positive. On that same note, I have felt overwhelming support from my dance instructors at Mesa. There are times where I 've felt alone as a dance major, especially coming to college for the first time and realizing that