“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.