Dance Captain Speech

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… And 5,6,7,8! The lights shine on the stage, the music begins, my heart is pounding, and I start to dance. For as long as I can remember, dancing has been a part of who I am. I have put in an endless amount of time, sweat, and blood, and I couldn’t imagine my life without it. It brings me so much joy and freedom. Dancing is something that feels unnatural and silly to many people. It is not as easy as it looks. Through the years of countless classes and recitals, I know plenty about being the student. Becoming the teacher is a completely different story. This is why I decided to be the dance captain for our school musical, “Grease”. I have always loved performing and I was interested in auditioning when I was offered to help out as a dance …show more content…
I thought that it would be a great way to be involved while being an intriguing learning experience. I chose this to use as my project because I am very passionate about the arts, was able to learn while doing something I love, and was an extensive process. I also got the chance to bring to life my own creation on the stage, which is pretty magical. Throughout my speech, I will explain the steps and responsibilities of being a dance captain, what I learned, and how I can connect it to my future.

My essential question was: What are the responsibilities required to be a dance captain, and how can choreography efficiently be taught? The first thing I did was collaborate with the director. This gave me an understanding of what her vision was for choreography and what my duties. She gave me the freedom to create the big Hand Jive dance number. She also gave me a schedule of what I had to work on for each day. While she was away working with certain cast members, I was in charge of rehearsing other scenes. I then started to think of choreography. I had to take into consideration spacing, who was dancing,the costumes, what the director wanted, and what the audience would
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I don’t intend to make a career out of being a dancer or a dance teacher, but I want it to always be a part of my life. I hope to go pre-med in college and learn as much as I can, but have dance as my relaxer and keep me happy.I have thought about many different schools that offer both, such as Pacific University or University of Washington. It is an important skill that I will always have and will help me in other things that I do. You never know, I make teach a class in my future. I can know use my knowledge about being a dancer and a teacher and apply it to other areas in my life. It allowed me to enhance my skills that I can use later on about leadership and management. This project also has connected me to more opportunities to choreography around the

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