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    I was walking to the gym on a cool, windy, May day ready for my state championship gymnastic competition. It’s crazy and my belly won’t stop churning. It’s churning and churning, quickly, It just won’t stop, but I need to do this. At the same time I’m excited. It’s state! My mom and grandma is going to watch which just makes me feel a little bit more anxious, but I know that they will support me in the end. They always do, even if I know I didn’t reach my full potential. “Team Hurricane!” the announcer exclaimed into the booming microphone expressing his enthusiasm. I saluted in my snug yet beautiful leotard. He called all of the other team names and they saluted after he told them. I was worried; I had butterflies in my stomach that would not discontinue. It was time for the rest of the girls and I to warm-up. I listened as the plummet and rumble of feet shook the floor. The first event on the agenda is beam. Balance was everything. The movement was everything. Knowing the routine was everything. I felt like a weight of 30 pounds was on top of my shoulders and it wouldn’t leave. I was able to do my Wendy (type of movement) and everything else. The girl before me was really good. I didn’t think I could put up to it. Then all of the sudden she smirked straight at me, making me feel like a wimp. Although once I was done with my routine I was proud of myself. I did my routine, I think I did it beautifully, yet I got a 8.3 which wasn’t bad, but oh well. The other girl in my team…

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    Jazz Dance History

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    Jazz dance is often styled in parallel to the musical and cultural taste of the time providing it with its ever changing variations and influences throughout the decades especially the fifties and sixties. Jazz dance went from shallow imitations with Hindu/oriental inspiration to social dances that started in the African American community such as the jerk,locomotion, the Monkey and more. Gus Giordano, founder/director of the critically acclaimed Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, author,…

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    Dance Is A Sport Essay

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    Dance Is A Sport- “Dancers are the athletes of God,” is what Albert Einstein said. He is absolutely right. Dance is a sport. That is what this article is going to prove to you during this essay. It will state reasons including that dance is a physical activity and requires skill, it is competitive, and dancers have to do everything that other athletes do. First off, let’s look at the definition of “sport”. A sport is “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess” according to…

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    Jazz Dance Essay

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    It does not seem like this is because they did not know what they were doing, because they did all the steps with the same level of energy, not just one part they may have forgotten. This is likely because of their experience and/or the style of dance they prefer and have been trained in. This was indicated in the dancer surveys as one of these dancers’ favorite style of dance was tap and the other had had no previous dance experience. Classical tap is very different from this form of jazz dance…

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    we had to collaborate to make floor and beam routines. To make a floor or a beam routine, was no easy tasks. Multiple people would be involved, including the person who would be performing the routine, and two to three creative people from the team. To make a floor routine, the creative people would first listen to the music, and then discuss the tumbling passes the person performing the routine would need. It would be discussed if the person performing the routine, and a preferred corner that…

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    in athletics and competitive sports. From the age of 4 until age 7, I was part of a ballet, jazz, tap, and acro, competitive dance team. Later on, I moved to figure skating and trained in the sport for nine years. Unfortunately, I was forced to retire from skating, due to some serious calf issues involving 3 surgeries. For this reason, I transitioned to rowing; which is a non-impact sport that would allow me to continue training at a high-performance level; even with my chronic calf…

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    Dance Introduction Response #1 Michal Moshkovich My hobbies include reading, photography, dancing, and travelling. I am really interested in chemistry, biology, and business as well. Dancing is a huge passion of mine, I love to dance, choreograph, and watch it on the screen or live. I have taken dance classes since I was 5 years old, and I have danced jazz, ballet, lyrical, and acro, both recreationally, and competitively. I stopped taking dance outside of school when I went…

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    Wortham Theatre is located on the campus of the University of Houston. It is a well-maintained campus with easy to navigate road, and has spacious parking directly in front of the theatre. It is a small, simple theatre with a cozy feel and comfortable seating. There were only a handful of attendees which made for a very pleasurable afternoon with little distractions during the performances. The seats were slanted down toward the stage and I sat in the center of the theater where I had a perfect…

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    Brown Bag Dance Analysis

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    The Brown Bag Dance held at TCU, simply showed us the variations of dance techniques with a different genre of music. There were a total of 9 choreographed dance pieces performed by each student. The first dance was titled Bluesy, from that title one would assume the song would be jazzy-like or gloomy. This piece was choreographed and performed by Carrie Dwyer, her dance is modern dance. She danced beautifully along with the music, which was a slow tempo. There’s an Elvis vibe in her movements…

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    Dog Days Are Over Essay

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    perfection we can catch excellence.” (Vince Lombardi) A great example of this is Jan Martens The Dog Days Are Over, a dance that features eight dancers who focus on one physical action: jumping. These eight dancers push themselves to the limit in order to achieve perfection, an impossible feat, performing a continuous and tireless movement as they create an physically intense piece. In a black box theater, the dancers begin standing, shoulder to shoulder, in a horizontal line about center…

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