According to Martha Graham, “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” To me, dancing is more than just a hobby, it is my life. My dance team is also more than just a team, it is my second family. Each girl on my team has her own unique personality, but somehow, we all get along well. We are all such good friends and have had to make it through many difficult situations already, but all it has done was bring us closer together. The girls on my team are all caring, talented, and funny.
My friends on dance team are very caring and we all look out for each other. Emily is kind and she always is willing to help someone who does not know the choreography very well. Nobody on the team is nicer than McKenzie. She is the sweetest person I have ever met. She could never get mad at anybody, and is always there for anyone who needs her. McKenzie would never do anything to hurt someone. Mckenzie is also one of the most quiet girls on the team. I recall the only times I heard her talk her first year on the team were when someone would ask her a question. I would say that I am caring as well. I believe this because whenever someone needs help with a dance I am always the first person to volunteer to help. Every girl on my team is caring and we are always there …show more content…
Whenever we are together we act so crazy that people must think we are very weird. Ciara makes the funniest nasty faces. Grace dances like she is insane and pretends to sing opera. Addy never really tries to be funny, but she always gets so confused and it is hilarious. Tristan is the funniest one on the team. She is so outgoing and crazy, that it is hard not to find her hilarious. She does the craziest things that make you laugh so hard that your stomach begins to ache. Sometimes, to be really funny, she runs around and lick people’s elbows until someone notices. My team may act really weird, but I think it is funny and I would not trade them for the
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I considered myself a performer, and after years training as a classical ballerina I expanded into stunting and tumbling. While on tour, I developed friendships and bonds with dancers strengthened by a mutual love for dance, a commonality over the pain our bodies endured daily, and conversations on bruised and broken toes.
Something I have learned from past cheerleaders is that a bad attitude is toxic to our program and tends to keep our team from reaching its full potential. I try my best to always stay positive and keep a smile on my face to not only make practice enjoyable for me but for the whole team. We have seen how bad attitudes can affect our program, but imagine what a few good attitudes could do. This all comes back to the captains and how they deal with certain teammates that are not contributing to the
In a high-pressure situation, a team can support one another and rise, or it can panic and start instilling fear and blame. That is what I thought walking into the Sartell Sabre Dance Team as the only senior and captain into the State Tournament to defend our State Championship title from the previous year. Only half of the twenty-four girls dancing had danced on the daunting Target Center floor before, and I knew that although we needed to have a seamless performance based on unison timing and correct technique to win, we also needed to elude confidence to the judges. Since the younger dancers were feeling anxious to dance, I did not want to bombard them with lists of corrections and details to remember for the performance. My teammate, Hannah,
After dancing over thirteen years at Annabel Timm’s School of Ballet, I was given the opportunity to help teach a hip-hop class for kids in elementary school. Every Wednesday night, I would meet fifteen little girls at the studio and teach them a new dance to perform in front of their parents. After only a few lessons, each girl became such an important part in my life. During class I would answer their questions about technique and different fundamentals of dance, but when class was over I answered questions about their homework and talked them through all of their problems pertaining home and school. I realized I wasn’t just a dance assistant to them, but I was a mentor.
Martha Graham said, “Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” No matter what one’s color is or what one looks like, anyone can dance. When people hear their favorite songs on the radio, they like to get up and dance to it. Dance is a form of art that involves movement and music. With a group of people, different patterns and techniques can be formed, that one person cannot perform alone. As a group, it can make each dance step look precise and uniform and there are ways to make an individual stand out. By forming a dance crew, one can build strong friendships and it can feel as if their crew is a second family. MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew creates a cultural impact on society because it proves that people of different race, different region, and different gender can all compete for the same prize.
Sweat, aching muscles, and green spread out before me. I’d been practicing, I went hard and did my best to improve in every possible aspect. I worked not only on my form, my precision, and my power, but also on my mind; my mental game. I had to tell myself I could do it, I had to be confident in myself, no reassurance from others. I was told I had no chance, how could I win. I was expected to lose, and I thought I would.
You know how in baseball there are strict rules, same with dance. If you make one wrong move or make a mistake and the judges see it, you get points taken off of your score. That affects the whole team. All games have a goal, have rules, and have restrictions. The goal of dancing is to get better and of course to win a trophy. There are very strict guidelines that the judges have in order to give you the highest score that you can get. Almost every sport out there requires strength, encouragement, and agility. Having good agility can get you somewhere far. Any sports team that you play for or any sport that you play, it requires to be emotionally mature. If you are angry, sad, upset, you have to control how you react to it. This can affect your team and of course you. It can affect the way that you perform. These are just a few reasons of how dance is a
Cheerleading is simply a practice for the larger arena of life. Also, cheerleading can also be a way to get our squad to do better in school. 80% of our team has at least a B average.” She also goes onto add, “ We value friendship, hard work, education, and discipline. In our team, we are a family. When one of us is hurt, we are all hurt. We do everything together and we are proud to be one big bulldog family.” The coach continues to explain her experiences with the bonding process, “There was a solid bond, and a harmony that was deficient from a large portion of the groups I was on in my school days. I assumed that was only the way it was. We hadn 't arrived to be companions, we hadn 't arrived in light of the fact that we were a group, we arrived on the grounds that we were all team promoters. As a mentor, and as a commander of my grown-up gathering pledges group after secondary school, my point of view changed. I encountered that it isn 't about whether a gathering of individuals gel or not, it isn 't a take it or abandon it circumstance. There are measures you can take, simple exercises and amusements you can utilize, that can really have any kind of effect in how a group interfaces with each other, and how agreeable they feel coming into a practice or occasion, working with
I am also more likely to speak out and be confident in a presentation because of the confidence dance has given me. When I am outside the classroom, dance basically influences everything I do. From eating dinner, to hanging out with friends, to even my sport schedule, dance impacts everything. For example, most days of the week, I am unable to eat dinner with my family. Around the time they are eating dinner together, I am working on the perfect grand jeté or I am refining my a la seconde turns. During diving season, I was unable to go to practice for two out of five days in the school week. Dance is extremely important to me and I was unable to miss those practice days. Although dance takes a lot of time and effort, I still love everything about it. This type of creativity has formed me to be the person I am today and I am forever grateful to have found
When I joined my high school’s track team my freshman year, I was surprised to see such a sophisticated level of team organization. The coaches of the team were highly effective in arranging equipment usage, maintaining the track and managing workouts. The team captains were not simply their command other athletes, but they provided support for their teammates.
As I continue to learn and mature, I try more and more to understand this amazing form of communication. I continue to try to capture and portray the honesty and sincerity that great dancers and performers show to their audiences. While I feel that I have made great strides in becoming the dancer that I want to be, I believe there is still much to learn and many ways to be challenged for growth. As I progress into the next phase of my life, I am eager to find new ways to learn and build onto my past and understand new ways to communicate and express
Considering that I used to miss hanging out with my friends and parties because of dance, I would’ve never thought that I would choose another sport over it. I think I made this decision because I felt as if it was time for something new. I will always love my dance family and still support them to this day, but once again at this time, I think I needed something new. Overall, I am beyond grateful that I made the choice to choose volleyball over dance. Making this choice introduced me to some of my best friends that I never would’ve talked to otherwise. Also, volleyball has taught me different skills, emotionally and physically. I’ve only been playing volleyball for three years now, but I’ve realized that one huge factor to the game is your mindset and momentum. You have to make sure to encourage your team through the good times and bad, and you also never ever give up. Volleyball is a crazy sport, but I have learned the ways of it and I couldn’t imagine not playing. Although I have to express myself in a different way, it’s slowly becoming that escape place that I go
There is something beautiful about dance, but there is something more beautiful about dancing with others. When a group of 13 girls and 1 boy can come together from 14 different ways of life and move together as one, then a dance team become more than just a dance team. This was not something that happened over night, it took time, effort and about 7 conversations with our coaches about our values. Without all of those components this team would have never became the successful, fighting, dream team that we became.
For example, several weeks ago my teammates and I were asked to create and perform a piece of choreography. Also, I get to step out of my comfort zone and become a leader. When the teachers ask for someone to lead, I like to volunteer myself.. Working with my fellow dancers has helped me appreciate a diverse group of friends. Specifically, I have friends who like wearing dresses and eating healthy, but I have other friends who like casual clothes and junk food. In the end, dance has helped me interact effectively, with
I had my first dance recital on the day I turned four. Now I don’t remember anything from that day, but I believe that that day is when I learned I loved to perform. I’ve been taking dance lessons since then, and many things that I do now involve performing in some type of way.