Saturday, April 5, 2008

The art of dance and performance

Lately I have been wanting to dance again. I really enjoy dancing, ballet in particular. I have been trained professionally as a ballet and Chinese cultural dancer since the age of 4. I also learned how to be a good performer.

I remember getting ready for a performance was so much work, my mom and teachers had to make my costume while I and other dancers practice vigorously week after week. At times I hated all that practice, but I knew I had to hang in there since I expected our performance to be perfect.

I remember getting ready for the performance in the backstage and it was lots of work! Everybody had to arrive two hours before the actual performance. We had to do our make-up, do our hair, put on the costume and all our accessories. After we get ready, we would practice and wait impatiently for our performance. We practiced in our group, which was by the age and how advance you were as a dancer. I remember when I was young, I always watched the older and more experienced dancers practicing. I always thought to myself, one day I too will be as good as they are. They were a source of motivation for all the younger girls.

So finally it was time for us to perform and surprisingly I was never really nervous to perform in front of thousands of people for some reason since it seemed fun to me. Instead of being scared of all the people out there watching me, I always say to myself that I must do my best and remember how to pick up from your mistakes so everything will go smoothly.

After the performance was over, all the dancers would exit the stage and have our parents, friends and relatives take pictures of us in a group, all dressed up. After that we would run to take our costumes off and undo our hair as fast a possible since they were quite uncomfortable.

Well I hope if I have enough time in the future I will definitely go back to dancing and the gymnastic I have been doing. It was very unfortunate due to personal issues that I had to leave my dance school at the age of 12. Ever since then I have been missing out so much and always wanted to go back. Now when I visit my school I see all my friends being in advance classes and I look at myself and say wow what if I had stayed? would I be at their level as well?

There are just too many things I have to do now as a college student, I barely have leisure time anymore. That reminds me, I must study for my media exam on thursday!!!!

More next time, stay tuned!!!!!

1 comment:

Raymond Chua said...

aww, just get yourself some dancing classes.=)