All About That Bass….

That song is currently stuck in my head…HELP!

It has been so long since I last did a blog post (opps sorry, I don’t think anyone reads this anyway)

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So much has happened since I last posted. I have recently put a big focus into my dancing. I have constantly been thinking now for a while to give dance a go or to just really focus on university and finding a stable job. If you are a dancer, you would know that a career as a dancer is nearly impossible, a lot of rejection and auditions. Life as a dancer (professionally) normally ends at a young age.

I have ultimately decided to do both, focus on university and dance. I know that as a dancer it is near to impossible for me to make it but I shall take up every opportunity I have and just see where it goes. I will not be disappointed if nothing comes of it, but I would be more disappointed in myself for not giving it ago. I live in an area where dance is no more than a recreational hobby for individuals. There is no challenge, which has left me in a position for a few years now where I have become complacent.

As part of growing, learning and pushing myself I will be doing open classes in 2015! I am really looking forward to this. There is nothing like that where I live and is found more in the city (Sydney – a few hours away). I also dance in Sydney and it has really opened my eyes up. It has shown me what we are missing down here.  The culture of dance is very different and so is the environment.

I hope that these open classes make a change also to the dance community down here, become less about individual studios and more harmonious and supportive.!

I did a pre open class before I start the new year and it was amazing to see other students from other studios come together! Not only that i received the nicest feedback from a few of the girls.

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Inspired and Motivated

Global Dance Convention is a workshop featuring LA’s most experienced and elite choreographers, going for two whole days. I got to experience it this weekend.

 This was a weekend to be inspired and motivated. To share the passion and love for dance with others. To be emerged in a dance culture  full of talent and experience. I really wanted to share this experience with my fellow bloggers! 

 

 

Saturday: What a day. Waking up early to be dancing at 8am and not finishing till 3.30pm on a weekend!. Taking multiple classes including hip hop  and Jazz.   During Jazz , Barry Youngblood a well known dance choreographer asked everyone to clap for me (quite shocked really). He said that i was putting in an amazing effort and connected with the choreography and music he gave me. He told everyone that i managed to stand out. Then with a laugh telling people to not then stare at me and being like ‘ohhh damnnn’ haha.I was lucky enough to be chosen by Barry Youngblood out of at least 200 dancers to perform his choreography piece for everyone else to see. I wasn’t sure what to think, merely shocked by the fact one of the most amazing choreographers chose me!. Me! yes ME! a 17 year old girl from a local town in NSW. 

 

Sunday: Somehow i managed to convince myself to get out of bed, sore and tired.A long day was ahead, Jazz, contemporary, theatre, jazz funk and hip hop. Somehow i was managed to be picked again. Not sure how, this time it was for hip hop. This hip hop piece was genius, creative and fun (Barry Youngblood). I enjoyed it a lot and managed to perform it again for others to watch. My friend told me that a girl ran up the stairs saying ‘ Oh my god, did you see that asian girl dancing she was friggen awesome’. 

 

 

 

 
Post Dancing (I will post videos soon)