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Dancing in General
Member Name: kaz_me
Dancing in General
Date: 30/04/03, updated on 30/04/03 (66 review reads)
Advantages: Fun, Great form of excersise, Creative
Disadvantages: V. tiring!, Takes a while to get the hang of sometimes
Well my story of dancing began when I was really young, about 6 years old maybe. My posture wasn't very good so my parents sent me off to dancing lessons.
In the small dance studio where I took lessons, everyone in the class did all of Modern, Tap and Ballet. Now myself and the Ballet teacher really didn't get on all that well because I wasn't very good at it but the Tap and the Modern I loved....
In Ballet, everyone had to wear the same pink leotard but in the other two we all wear different colour catsuits and I had a bright yellow one. Yeh... I know it sounds absolutely hideous now and looking back, it was! But at the time I loved this old thing!
It didn't seem to matter to my other dance teacher that I had 2 left feet, the main thing to her was that everyone had a go and enjoyed themselves. Because I enjoyed Tap and Modern so much, I actually grew to become fairly good at them!
Now if you've read my reviews before, you'll know that I was given the choice by my parents of whether to take up piano lessons or to carry on with the dancing and because I still didn't get along with the Ballet teacher (and it was her studio), I decided to quit dancing.
This is where the story of my dancing lessons ends. Or at least, it was....
In September, it was announced that our school was going to put on a production of Grease and although I'm really not a person who pushes herself forward for things, I decided to pluck up the courage and audition. I was desperate for a main part and I did really well at each of the auditions (apart from the dancing where I was pretty terrible!) but when the cast list came out I was gutted to find that I was just one of the dancers.
There were other people who auditioned for main parts and just ended up a dancer and they dropped out of the show, but this was something I really wanted to do so I prepared myself to be a dancer.
After the first r
ehearsal, I was still really awful and found it really hard to remember the dances one we were taught them but it did actually get easier the more my legs got used to moving quickly.
It's now a week till the show and I am really really looking forward to it. I have had a fantastic time dancing and I never thought I would, I'm singing backing vocals to some of the songs and I have even bough myself a pair of jazz shoes so that I can take up a beginners dance class when I got to University.
So this is really just a message to say that even if you've got 2 left feet, give dancing a go because it really does get easier and is soooo much fun!!
:) :) :)
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