Dancing Shoes...

Dancing has always been a part of my life, since the age of three when I got to have my first pink tutu and dance around the ballet studio with my friends. I felt like a little princess then, and the older I got, the more my interest and passion for it grew.

Ballet has always been my first love, and despite having a demon for a teacher, forever practising positioning, arabesques and attitude....constant barre exercises.......I suppose her demanding teaching style led to me being strong and confident in my performance. I still remember getting my first pair of pointe shoes. It was like christmas had come early, and I was determined to perfect it no matter how much it hurt.

As I got older, I felt like I needed to branch out in style, and that is when I met my friend Toby G. He is one of the top street dancers in our area, and we used to hang out after our separate classes. He really turned my head to street dance, and that is where my passion has been for a long time now. After doing ballet for so long, I began to feel restricted and was losing the love for it.

Street dance gave me a new form of expression, and a more free way to express myself. I have made some fantastic friends and taken part in some amazing events through this form of dancing, and I am glad that I have had the chance to take part in both disciplines.

My love of dance has followed me through my entire life, and I don't think I ever want to give it up. As soon as the music starts I can be totally lost in it, and I don't care who is there. It is part of my soul, part of my being....and a large part of who I am.

It gives me a desire to be good at something, and is one of the few things I never get bored of. Maybe one day I will find a partner to share it with.
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1 Response Nov 19, 2012

Awesome! It helps to have dancing buddies. I feel so alone in my pursuit at times since I have a hearing loss and a lot my deaf friends where I am from are not really into dance. part of me wants to move to ome place like LA or Oakland , or new York just so I can meet more dancing people. I found out that California has a deaf owned dancing company but anyay. I am staying here because I am in college but I still have this longing..