If I didn't have dance in my life I would feel like a part of me is missing. Some people may think dance is just movement to the sound of music, but to me it allows my body to express meaning. I am so grateful that this is one of the talents God has given me. After a long day at school, dance allows me to let go and just be me. At home I like to turn up the music and dance for fun. Dancing makes me feel good. What I love about dance is that anyone can do it if they have the passion for it. If a person is determined they can achieve anything.
I am looking forward to going to the camp in Twin Falls this summer because I think it will help me to become a better dancer. I want to focus on my technique in jazz and ballet so that I may have the opportunity to move up with the girls that are the same age as I am. Even if I don't receive this scholarship I am still going to work really hard to go to camp. Thank you for this opportunity.
“It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer”(Shanna LaFleur). There are many reasons why I dance. Some of them have to do with the constant challenge, and some of them have to do with the feeling it gives me. And I may not be a dancer my entire life, but I will never stop loving it for these reasons.
One reason that I dance is because of the challenge. You are never done with dance, there isn’t a certain point when you can’t get any better. There is always another move or another style of dance that you can work on. Other sports aren’t like that. They perfect their throw, or their swing and they just keep on doing the same thing, over and over again, not being able to improve or try a new move. There is always something new with dance. Like Martha Graham said, “ Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery”. There is always more turns, leaps, and tricks out there that you can learn.
Another reason I love dance is the emotion that it requires. Someone can do a routine perfectly but it means nothing if they lack emotion. Dancers have to make the audience believe that they are the happiest person on Earth, or that they just lost someone that they love. They have to become that person. When I see a really good dance, I can picture how their character is feeling, even though I may not know what happened to make them feel that way.
I want to go to this dance camp because I think it would be a great opportunity to learn new choreography, meet new people, and, to dance. I also think that is would be good to get tips and choreography from dance instructors that I am not used to.I heard a lot of good things and awesome stories about this dance camp from friends that I dance with and I think that it will be fun.
When I dance, I forget about everything. As soon as I walk into the dance studio, I leave everything but my dance bag outside. I am no longer worried about anything going on at school, or anything happening with my friends and family, there is just dance. When I am waiting backstage at a performance and I feel like I may throw up because of the nerves, I think to myself, “Why do I do this to myself? Why do I practice for countless hours to perform a two minute dance?” Then I go out on stage and I remember why. Dance makes me forget everything bad and makes me feel free. This is why I dance.