I just realized that I haven’t done a post about dance! I love to dance, ever since I was three. My parents let me try a ballet class and afterward they asked if I wanted to come back. Obviously I said yes. As a younger kid I was very serious, while all the other kids were laughing and jumping around I was standing there, waiting for them to be quiet and for the next activity. I don’t think I was shy, I just didn’t want to miss anything that was happening. Nine years later I am still dancing and still having fun with it (because my Mom says, “if it’s not fun, what’s the pointe?” Lol.) A lot has changed since I was three though. I now do different types of dance other than ballet, including Hip Hop, Jazz and Pointe. And I dance a lot more than I did then.
Although, I am never sure whether to include pointe with ballet or explain it as a separate dance style. They are basically the same thing except that ballet class focuses on basic technique while pointe work is done in pointe shoes and is much more painful… I love it though. I don’t know if it is being able to do something different than other people do or being surrounded by people that have similar interests, but it makes me feel complete. After I get out of a pointe class, even though my body aches, I work through the pain because the good pain is the proof that I’m getting stronger on pointe and it lets me know that I did what I’m supposed to do that day. That I did the work again to get to where I am now. It is what makes me, well me. I can let go of all of life’s stress and just dance. It really does feel amazing and now, it’s kind of bled into every other part of my life.
Sometimes I actually go on pointe in converse in school and my peers stare at me like I have nine heads… I don’t realize I do it most of the time, life of a dancer I guess. #DanceLife (sarcastic thumbs up). I will also be marking through or actually doing dances in the middle of the hallway and yeah, I suppose it looks weird. My friends also say I have no spine because my back is bendy from dance. When I do backbends, I end up making a spiral with my body. They call me a contortionist and during recess will be like “Hey Clio! Can you do your contortionist thingy?” I just do it cause my back most likely is in need of being stretched anyways…
It’s normal for my family to see me in the middle of the floor doing a split and stretching, doing all of my normal dance stuff. I will also be in the kitchen and ask my parents to push my leg up and they will push my leg up and help me stretch. When I was younger and fell asleep between my parents, I was laying completely normally then accidentally kicked my dad in the head. Sorry Dad! I think I also pushed my mom off the bed once as well. Whoops! Another thing about dancing so much, is that I eat a LOT, like all the time. I am a snack hole like the Flash! If you have seen the new Avengers movie, then you know what I am talking about.
I love dance shows! They are so much fun! I like to perform and dance on a stage. There is a whole different feeling on a stage that you don’t get in a studio. It’s like magic. I also like to look out in the audience and find my friends and family if they are watching me perform that night or afternoon. Sometimes, I also like to play games with myself while I am on stage. I challenge myself to see how long I can smile for before my cheeks start hurting. I love playing dark gloomy roles since I don’t have to remember to smile every second. Especially if my feet hurt, a dark role means I can scowl a little. 🙂
Me As Party Girl : Nutcracker
Me Waking Up Baby Angel : Nutcracker
Mostly though, dance makes me happy. So I wanted to share it with all of you! Bye peoples!!