Maria didn’t get all of those awards by just dancing. She practiced and worked hard every day becoming strong with each passing day. When she realized that she needed to improve she moved from her town to work on her skills in a new city. In her new classes, she was bullied and other kids made fun of her. People made fun of her name and asked where her feathers were.
Admissions Essay 2 Figure skating plays an important role in shaping my character and building skills for the future. Being able to perform gravity-defying jumps and spins on a thin blade requires more than just talent—it involves dedication and perseverance when in the face of adversity. As an athlete, I interpreted the saying “practice makes perfect” as pushing past my limits and training for several hours. Unfortunately, I ended up injured because I was pushing myself too hard and not resting. Two summers ago, I had suffered a back and knee injury that were major setbacks to my progress.
The show 's choreography and performance quality were so spectacular that the drama and intensity rocked my petite stature down to the core. After the show ended, I demanded to be signed up for dance classes; my first class was later on that year. Initially, it was a singular introductory ballet class, then it soon became three, then five, and ultimately seven dance class by the time I was seven years old. Seven hours of every week were devoted to dancing and I loved every second of it. As I got older my passion for dance continued to grow until I received a very rude awakening from a very rude Russian Pointe teacher.
Have you ever felt uncomfortable, nervous, and confused ? These are all the things I felt moving to a new school. I had no idea if I would gain friends or if anyone would like me. Maybe if I had a tour around the new school before my first day I would have not been so disorientated. Going from a one story school to a two story school was hard, having to look down every five seconds to make sure I was on the right hall, or if I was suppose to be upstairs or downstairs.
You’ve been doing a great job at practice and look, you’re not alone, all of us are going to help you through this.” I pointed to the others in the circle and smiled asking, “Won’t it be fun?” Mason’s eyes wandered around the circle, seeing numerous reassuring smiles from fellow peers and eventually she beamed back. The music started playing in the distance and we started to dance just like we had practiced, twirling, clapping, and swaying. By the time the dance was over, Mason was grinning from ear to ear, her eyes shining as the audience clapped and came up to join the dance after our demonstration. Mason had overcome her
Over the school year, I began to realize that all types of dance are a form of expression that tell stories and communicate feelings. I had discovered a middle ground. I decided to stop taking classes at the temple and work toward making the dance team at my high school.
“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.” Over the course of the years Jordan has danced, she has developed many other skills including commitment, respect, concentration, and discipline. She shares, “Dance has helped me with my concentration because if you don’t concentrate while you are learning or practicing your dance, you will fall behind everyone.” She also stated, “Dance has absolutely helped me with my memory because you have to memorize all your different dances.” Jordan also describes dance as a great stress reliever for her.
I was sitting behind one girl on my team that I wasn 't very good friends with, but when they called off our name we both looked at each other and then hugged so tightly and it 's a feeling I will never forget. This was when I knew that this was my family. We became closer and we went to finals for our routine and competed as a whole new team, we screamed for everybody to hit their stunts and we talked everything out to make sure everything was perfect. Then everything went perfect we left everything on those bright blue mats that we spend hundreds of hours every year on. This family has got each other through rough times.
I listen to music and dance almost every day many types of genre. I used to watch everybody dancing in parties and mimic them. Then when the time was passing I learned how to dance Bachata, Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton and many more types of dance. I like the rhythm of the music too much that everytime I hear music, my body start to move. At the age of 10 I told my mother that I wanted to take dance classes in my free time.
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