Dance away the pain

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I think of myself as a real dancer so I thought I'd join....it looks like evryone is so nice here....

here goes...

-:Basics:-
Name:Ashley
Years Dancing:14
Studio:Tammy Lee's School of dance; CAPA (creative and performing arts high school)
Types of dance you take:Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Acro/Gymnastics, Hip-hop, Modern, a lil African
Favorite type of dance to dance:Jazz and Pointe
Favorite type of dance to watch:I know this sounds weird but i dont really like to watch dance id rather be dancing myself....but pointe and jazz
Favorite song to dance to:my solo this year Cellophane and Beautiful People (these songs change from time to time.)
Favorite move:Axel Turn!

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Where do you plan on doing with your dance?:I plan on opening my own dance studio and teaching children what I love to do.
In your opinion, is dance a sport?: Yes....very much a sport...if you dont have the fitness level your not going to cut it...some people say it is an art and i agree but its more a sport
What is your opinion about cheerleaders in regards to dance?:Cheerleaders are girls who run around and scream alot and they think that they can dance....when really do you ever see them do real turns or jumps?
Do you ever find yourself walking around any place and not notice yourself dancing?: all the time....im always dancing people acutually have to tell me to stop....but i dont care I love what I do!

Thats all for now....

<3 Ashley
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Welcome

Hello and welcome all the new dancers who have joined!!! Well this year dance is going well I have the lead in our competition production number and it is going very well. My lil sister /big sister program is running and off the ground again this year so proud of that! Our first competition is December 11th and only some of our numbers are going only if the costumes are in and they are completed and cleaned...our studio is competing 72 numbers this year so were pumped! Started looking at the colleges I want to go to for dance its so exciting to think about it and it seems like a long way away but its only 2 so its time to start thinking. I want to go close to home so I can teach at the studio I go to while in school to get my foot in the door to coach full time there when I finish and then own my own studio someday. well im out school time .. but once again welcome to all the new dancers!
you are who you are

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Hi! I don't know why I suddenly decided to join, but I did, so here I am!

-:Basics:-
Name: Meg
Years Dancing: Ten
Studio: WSB and dance.fusion nw
Types of dance you take: Tap, Jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, ballet, pointe in jan. probably, broadway tap, broadway jazz, technique, performance tap & jazz
Favorite type of dance to dance: mmm, that'd be Broadway anything! oor..well, musical theatre, so pretty much anything that fits into that catagory. but Broadway is definitly my top!
Favorite type of dance to watch: That's hard, but again, probably Broadway style!
Favorite song to dance to: absolutly anything with a beat! Right now I have a slight obsession with Broadway's The Lion King soundtrack and I love doing stuff to that and I'm also learning the Broadway Revival of 42nd Street, slowly but surely, so that's another top...and then just stuff that I can rock out and just dance to!
Favorite move: I...I....there're too many! Anything Tap, anything Broadway, anything hard-core jazz.

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What do you plan on doing with your dance?: Right now I'm aiming for Pointe in ballet and strengthening my leaps and turns, but my Goal is Broadway. It's been a dream of mine since I was five or six and now I'm actually taking classes from a woman who just got off both Broadway and the Broadway Tour of 42nd Street, the 2001 revival, so it's pretty awesome. But yes, Broadway is my goal, as is any kind of Musical theatre. I want to be in The Lion King, Fame, The Phantom of the Opera, and anything else that comes up!
In your opinion, is dance a sport?: To me, dance can not be labeled. Yes, it fits in the sport catagory, it fits in the art catagory, but to me it fits into the Life catagory. people ask me all the time, "oh, so you dance?" and I'm say, "No. I'm a dancer." To me, it's a way of life.
What is your opinion about cheerleaders in regards to dance?: Two completely and totally different subjects. Personally I find cheerleading kind of pointless, but I have a bunch of friends who love it so I try not to judge. But it is nothing like dance, whatsoever. To me.
Do you ever find yourself walking around any place and not notice yourself dancing?: I never walk, so that would be a no. insomuchas I dance everywhere I go, and don't notice it. it bugs my non-dancer friends, and my mother, and the nice lady that I totally don't notice when I go to buy grocerys. so it's not like i ever walk, i'm always dancing, but i never notice. so...Yes?

Well, that was short!
<3Meg
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-:Basics:-
Name: Grace
Years Dancing: 11 years
Studio: Hochstein School of Music
Types of dance you take: Right now i take Ballet and im going on point in about 1-2 weeks, i've taken jazz, gymnastics, tap, modern, flamanco and african
Favorite type of dance to dance: I love Ballet and modern especially Garth Fagen
Favorite type of dance to watch: Ballet and Garth Fagen and Broadway musicals
Favorite song to dance to: anything really...
Favorite move: I love Leaps and turns!
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Where do you plan on doing with your dance?: I want to join Garth Fagen and Travel. I want to do The New York City Ballet and Broadway!
In your opinion, is dance a sport?: Wow yes it so is!
What is your opinion about cheerleaders in regards to dance?: I think its a good way to stay in shape and have rythem but you can go far and make a career out of dance and its a more expressive way to "move".
Do you ever find yourself walking around any place and not notice yourself dancing?: I always dance everywhere all the time!
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New member here ^_^

Hi, I was browsing around here the other day and I came back to join. This community is awesome ^_^

-:Basics:-
Name: Stacy
Years Dancing: About 6 or 7
Studio: Neisha's Dance Academy
Types of dance you take: Ballet, Pointe, Partnering, tap, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, yoga, and I took modern last year.
Favorite type of dance to dance: Ballet or jazz.
Favorite type of dance to watch: Usually classical ballets
Favorite song to dance to: Blue Jean by David Bowie! Such an awesome beat to it!
Favorite move: Jazz leaps, back attitude (ballet), and arabesque
(ballet)
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Where do you plan on doing with your dance?: I want to pursue it professionally, possibly joining a major ballet company. I want to be a ballerina.
In your opinion, is dance a sport?: No, it isn't to me.
What is your opinion about cheerleaders in regards to dance?: No comment. To put it completely honest, and blunt, dancers in my opinion, are just better.
Do you ever find yourself walking around any place and not notice yourself dancing?: Of course not! I dance everywhere I go...kinda sad, really.
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Audrey

Hello!

I thought I'd join this community as it seems to be one of the few dance communities which hasn't been over-run with illiteracy :)

-:Basics:-
Name: I'm currently going by Bess online.
Years Dancing: three and a half.
Studio: n/a.
Types of dance you take: Russian ballet (incl. pointe). I've had to give up tap and contemporary due to university demands, but hope to take them up again when I graduate.
Favorite type of dance to dance: ballet.
Favorite type of dance to watch: Flamenco.
Favorite song to dance to: any of Vanessa-Nae's music.
Favorite move: Russian pas-de-chat.

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What do you plan on doing with your dance?: At the moment? Enjoying it for what it is. I spent my childhood longing for dance lessons which we couldn't afford, and spent hours trying to teach myself from books. So now that I finally am able to take lessons, I just want to continue having the opportunity to dance; having the opportunity to continue falling in love with this beautiful art.
In your opinion, is dance a sport?: Yes, I consider all exercise which can be competetive to be a sport. And dance fits that bill. However, whether a dancer regards their own dancing as a sport is entirely up to the individual, and depends on their personal experience of dance.
What is your opinion about cheerleaders in regards to dance?: We don't have cheerleading in Britain, so having never really seen it, I don't feel I can honestly say. I would imagine though, that cheerleading is something of a combination between dance and gymnastics, and that the nature of cheerleading itself gives it a more "sporty" stance than, say, tap dancing.
Do you ever find yourself walking around any place and not notice yourself dancing?: Oh, yes :) I try and curb it when alone in public, but if I'm with friends they don't seem too bothered!
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Take Chances...Go Crazy

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-:Basics:-
Name: Kathy
Years Dancing: twelve or thirteen i think
Studio: started at pcc, spins, park ave
Types of dance you take: tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, swing, broadway musical, hip-hop, salsa, line dance, square dance, modern jazz, ballroom...i think that's it
Favorite type of dance to dance: tap
Favorite type of dance to watch: broadway musical...but i love any kind of dance
Favorite song to dance to: intro to 42nd street *sings* come and meet those dancing feet!!!
Favorite move: leaps (jazz) or time steps-singles, doubles, triples, etc. (tap)

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What do you plan on doing with your dance?: stay fit, enjoy myself, dance in school musicals, someday make it to broadway
In your opinion, is dance a sport?: of course!
What is your opinion about cheerleaders in regards to dance?: um...i don't think i can say something respectful, and i don't want to break that rule on my first entry
Do you ever find yourself walking around any place and not notice yourself dancing?: no. i dance everywhere. i even tap dance under my desk in school. my teachers hate it. :-D
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Dance Update :-)

Hey all its been a crazy beginning of competition dance but good! I am teaching some of the younger girls helping to choreograph their jazz number! I am asstisting other classes and I love it I cant wait to own my own studio someday! I am on the jazz tap ballet pointe and production comp teams this year and just got the lead in our production number! I was very excited and happy I love production because its a huge group from our team (( their is 122 girls on my team )) so production is a great way to work with all age groups and be good role models to the younger girls..some older girls dont want to do it because there are younger girls in the number too but production is a fun number about 10 mins long and its great to be able to help the younger girls and have fun with your freinds at the same time. Many people dont realize that just helping a lil girl with steps or giving them encourangment means so much to them. I got a note yesterday from a coach from a lil girl in one of my classes that I help with and it was sooo nice she said what a good dancer I was and that when she gets older she wants to be just like me. Of course it went right up in my locker with all the pictures the lil girls draw me.. That is worth more than anything else to me it shows how much just sharing with younger girls and being a good role model really does make a difference. Well enough for now I have to go to school but I will leave you with this one quote that I have in my locker and use when I organize the big sister/lil sister dance program at my studio ((if any of you would like to know about the big sister/lil sister program I started with my competition team which is in its 2nd year now let me know I will give you all the info its just another way to make a differnce in a lil dancers life ))


There are little eyes upon you And they’re watching night and day.
There are little ears that quickly Take in everything you say.
There are little hands all eager To do anything you do;
And a little girl who’s dreaming Of the day she’ll be like you.

You’re the little girl’s idol, You’re the wisest of the wise.
In her little mind about you No suspicions ever rise.
She believes in you devoutly, Holds all that you say and do;
She will say and do, in your way, When she’s grown up like you.

There’s a wide-eyed little girl Who believes you’re always right;
And her eyes are always opened, And she watches day and night.
You are setting an example Every day in all you do,
For the little dancer who’s waiting To grow up to be like you.

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my statistics.

-:Basics:-
Name: Katie
Years Dancing: I've been dancing for as long as I can remember, but professionally...almost 6 years.
Studio: Elite Dance Academy, Inc.
Types of dance you take: Ballet, lyrical, pointe, tap, jazz, character, hip hop, funk, and breakdance.
Favorite type of dance to dance: Ooh...between ballet and hip hop.
Favorite type of dance to watch: Ballet.
Favorite song to dance to: Right now that would be "We Run This" by Missy Elliott.
Favorite move: I'm not sure what the technical name is, but it's a backwards shoulder roll into prone...very pretty when done correctly. :) Lol. Some of the younger kids at my studio call them "fishes" but that's completely wrong, I know.

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Where do you plan on doing with your dance?: I plan on taking it to Broadway, baby! I would love to be Meg in Phantom of the Opera and stuff like that.
In your opinion, is dance a sport?: Where else does a sport take up your whole mind, body, and soul?
What is your opinion about cheerleaders in regards to dance?: Some can dance...but those "routines" need to be catagorized as a certain type like, oh, I dunno...cheerdance maybe?
Do you ever find yourself walking around any place and not notice yourself dancing?: Not even in my dreams, hon.

On another note, I'd just like to say how much I love dancers. We are such a passionate and caring and very underestimated group of crazy and wonderful people. Anyone in this community looking for a new fun friend can add me to their list because us dancers gotta stick togethah! lol. But seriously, though, I have held dancers in such high regard even way before I became one. I love y'all! Keep doing that thing ya do!

Much ♥ and luck to you all!!
kt
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