Today’s post is completely unplanned because I was going to do a photography post today but I have a fairly big idea and I forgot and ran out of time and it’s been a very busy day today so here we have a very random ramble idea.
Today I have my first dance competition of the 2016/2017 season and I’m both excited and dreading it (I have to be at uni at 5am and it’s a long, long day of a lot of sitting around) – dancing is something I’ve done for as long as I can remember, I started ballet at aged 3 and tap and modern age 9 or 10 and I joined hip hop at various dance schools and ages but I’ve always danced and sometimes I miss going to classes every week and doing exams and big shows.
But at uni I tried out for the jazz and hip hop teams in first year and I got on the jazz team and this year (my second year) I got onto the jazz and the hip hop teams. We learn a routine and each team trains for 2 hours a week and then we have competitions in February and March.
I just love it – I love performing in front of an audience and having a huge mat with a sprung floor and sometimes I wish I had a space like that to myself to just put on music and improvise but comps are just so much fun.
I love dancing because it’s so expressive – if I’m choreographing it’s to a song I feel an emotional connection to and I throw everything into it. Dancing can bring you to tears and make you so happy and you can learn so much about yourself. It’s also really good exercise, especially if you’re on your own because you don’t worry about other people watching or making a mistake.
Conclusion from this blog post: I really need to rent a dance studio and spend some time by myself just choreographing and have a really good time. I’m not going to be dancing with my uni team again next year so I’m going to have to find a way to keep dancing, let me know if you’re interested in hearing more about my dancing!
I’m not that good at dancing and I don’t have the figure for it, but I love it with all my heart. It’s not a career for me but I feel like being able to dance for myself could be a massive benefit for my health, physically, emotionally and mentally.
Thank you for reading,