The Dance Studio, My Sanctuary Essay

1236 words - 5 pages

I heard the patter of the water droplets hitting the fibreglass roof as I pirouetted across the polished wooden floorboards, where I felt I was instantly home. The dance studio had become as much a sanctuary to me as the confined classrooms at the local high school. Ever since my mother had died and I had been forced to live with my father; I had simply thrown myself, body and soul into my work and my dancing; my sole reasons for life. As I spun around I shut off all feeling except the chill on my neck from the cool air brushing rapidly past.
I was brought back to reality with a sudden crash, upon hearing a clang of metal just outside the walls of my private heaven. I had forgotten that there was to be more refurbishment to the outside of the building this weekend. Nonetheless it would not stop me from continuing with my dancing. As I went up en Pointe I lost my balance to further harsh sounds and movements outside. Much to my annoyance and disappointment I would inevitably have to give up on practise, for today at least. I was sure there had to be some insignificant piece of homework I could find still yet to be done, to fill the tedious hours.
I locked up the studio and walked around the side of the building, refusing to hide my annoyance in front of the builders who were disturbing my safe grip on life. I walked home in the rain and let myself in using the key under the eave. Since I had moved in I had been hounding at my father to get me a set of keys cut and until he, by some miracle; remembered, I was to use that set of keys for conceivably the rest of my stay here. After all that was all I was doing; staying here, just until I turned eighteen and proved to my father that I did not wish to cut him out of my life completely.
I settled down at the kitchen bar with a plate of re-heated ravioli from last nights dinner, I was still wearing my leotard, dance leggings and Bloch trainers however I was comfortable and until that ceased; I had no intention of getting back up from my seat to get dressed into something more appropriate. Father wasn't going to return home for at least another couple of hours so I had no need to worry about his continual disapproving nag about me 'wasting away' in the dance studio.
I woke up with a startle; I was still hunched over the kitchen counter, with last night’s plate of half eaten ravioli by my wrist. It was already midday so father must have already left again for work; such a shame I didn't get to see him at all last night, no doubt he would lecture me about wearing myself out with all of my dancing when he returned this evening. With my thoughts already on the studio, I grabbed an energy bar to wolf down on my way round to the studio, after all I couldn't find a solitary reason for me to stay away a moment longer.
Once I arrived at the studio I realised the reason for me to avoid the building, I would not and could not be forced to dance and shut myself off from the world with the clattering and...

Find Another Essay On The Dance Studio, My Sanctuary

Hello Essay

602 words - 3 pages high results achieved in my exams, I was awarded a scholarship from my dance studio, allowing me to attend additional classes and learn variations en pointe - most recently, the Dawn variation from Coppelia - that are challenging, yet fulfilling. Currently, I am working towards completing my Advanced 1 Ballet and Advanced 2 Tap examinations. Unfortunately, my school did not offer Dance as an A-Level subject; therefore I chose to take creative-based

Dancers are Athletes Essay

1528 words - 7 pages because of the reality of what is seen on stage, but is what is seen on stage all of it? The amount of passion and dedication dancers have leads to countless hours at the studio every week. With the many genres of dance to choose from, each involve athleticism one way or another. The many different options make it easier for a dancer to branch out and explore new ways of fulfilling their dreams. Dancers need to stop being underestimated by

College

678 words - 3 pages as a great steppingstone as I reach closer and closer to making my dream a reality. I have been dancing since the age of four. I started my intense training with Tanju and Patricia Tuzer, Debra Bale, and Linda Brown at Tuzer Ballet. I developed as a dancer, attending every summer intensive performing in every show, advancing from intermediate to apprentice to junior company and finally to senior company. The dance studio became my second home. I

Dance Education

3923 words - 16 pages forget everything else. They dance for exercise, to control weight or to overcome a physical disability. Through dancing, your body image becomes clearer.Physical fitness and social relationships can be illusive, monotonous, time consuming, difficult to keep up with, and expensive. In my search for the ultimate exercise experience I have done weight lifting, stair stepping, bicycling, running, swimming, step aerobics, high and low impact aerobics

The Evolution of Dance

1724 words - 7 pages Dougie. The most widely known is the Electric Slide (Maureen). Urban line dances that were created from hip-hop songs of the same name were: The Cha-Cha slide, the Cupid Shuffle, and the Soulja Boy. Hip- hop is not a studio-derived style, it is a sub-genre centered on call-and-response vocals and the endlessly sampled Triggaman beat (Maureen). “The history of Hip-Hop dance encompasses the people and events since the late 1960’s that have contributed

Identity Stereotype – A Case of Dimple Lin

923 words - 4 pages : 20 Nov 2013 Location: DJ Studio, Sham Shui Po Time Spending: 4-5 hours, evening to mid night Target: How to be Taxi driver, Pole Dancer, life schedule My Role: Interviewer, photographer In the beginning, we believe she is taking us to the dance studio she goes often, an unexpected place we can not imagine that after we enter the door, a tidy room with some DJ panel, a young girl and boy playing audio mixer and the panel, bar

Competitive Dance: Yes, It Is a Sport

657 words - 3 pages common courtesy and it also relieves tension during the competition. Last but not least HAVE FUN, it is all about having fun, don’t just dance because someone tells you to, dance because you want to. Dance competitions range in awards, although the average is bronze, silver, high silver, gold, high gold, platinum and in some cases diamond. In each category there is top ten and overall winners. Sometimes dance studios win money for their studio

Reflection Paper

723 words - 3 pages I absolutely loved making a video of my group and me dancing. I thought this choreography project was an ideal group project for our class to take on. Not only did I learn about a couple of things about my classmates, and myself I also learned about dance in general. Below, I am going to talk about what was our inspiration, what I thought was difficult, what I enjoyed about re-making our dance, and the process of making the piece. My group

Dancer's Athletic Side

1562 words - 7 pages reality of what people see on stage, but is what is seen on stage all of it? The amount of passion and dedication dancers have leads to countless hours at the studio every week. With the many genres of dance to choose from, each involves athleticism one way or another. The many different options make it easier for a dancer to branch out and explore new ways of fulfilling their dreams. Dancers need to stop being underestimated by everyone, they

Pantomime, one robots search for rhythm. a children's story parallel to Herman Hess' Sidhartha using original charaters and plot line

1184 words - 5 pages from the simple repetitive moves of linedancing. That night he snuck away from the studio, and renewedhis search for his inner piece.Weeks later while refueling at a gas station, Pantomime wasbefriended by the most beautiful human he had ever seen."What's the matter little bot?" asked the woman. "You look down.""Oh," sighed Pantomime. "I can not find my inner piece so that Ican dance. It is hopeless. No one can help me."The woman put her arm

Merce Cunningham

1731 words - 7 pages dance community. Merce has created an app called “Merce Cunningham: 65 Years” and an online video serious called “Mondays with Merce.” (Mondays with Merce) This has allowed people from all around the world, no matter their situation, to learn various techniques, dances, and know what happens behind the scenes in the studio. His collaboration with composers and artist, including Cage and others, has opened doors and expanded the realm of

Similar Essays

Comparing The Dance Of Life In My Papa’s Waltz And Saturday Night Fever

645 words - 3 pages Parallels of The Dance of Life  in My Papa’s Waltz  and Saturday Night Fever  Throughout the ages, dance has played an important role in society. It symbolizes tradition, family, bonding, and entertainment. In almost every decade of the twentieth century, a different style of dance prevailed. In the 1970s, John Travolta brought disco dancing into the spotlight with his portrayal of Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. Through his

Biography Of Catherine Little And Sandra Little

769 words - 4 pages class, but somehow Catherine got me in there. I used to sit with her before class every Saturday morning and talk to her and even after her 2003 passing I continued to do that with her daughter, Sandy, a few years later. During my time at LDS I studied jazz, tap, hip hop, Ballet, Latin, Bollywood, and lyrical dance and I also taught Ballet for two years to a group of young girls who honestly changed my life. I didn’t just dance in the studio and

Dance Essay

2593 words - 11 pages . Being a feminine art, dance is considered to be just about anything other than a sport. Dancers are trained to the height of their ability, just like other athletes in other sports. Even though the dancer might not perform with their whole dance studio on stage at the same time, the dancers are all apart of the same team. Dancing is not an easy sport to participate in, so if you are looking for a sport that does not require practice then you might

A Day In The Life Of A Dancer

1008 words - 5 pages have solid dance programs because I have grown up watching dancers from my studio go to college to major in dance and they have given me advice on where to look. This is very helpful information however I would also like to know specifics about the day in the life of a dance major and how many dancers actually get jobs after college and are able to make a career dancing. Part Two: The Day in the life of a Dancer To begin my research I looked up