Confidence: I learned how to be confident while working on something that I’m not familiar with. Hip-hop has never been my strong suit, but in the end I was able to be confident with myself and my dancing while learning something new.
How To Cope With Stress: Since hip-hop isn’t something I excel at, I was stressed about learning a combination in this genre. I realized that learning something new will naturally cause a little stress and anxiety for anyone. In the end, I just tried having fun with it and told myself if it wasn’t perfect, it wasn’t going to be the end of the world.
Video Editing: Ever since I was younger, I loved making fun videos with my sister and cousins. This project allowed me to have that same fun while creating and editing my final video. I had to relearn how to use the editing software, and ended up with a video I was proud of.
I feel that this topic relates to a lot of people right now, including myself. Due to Covid-19, a lot of classes turned to Zoom for a solution. I learned a combination off of YouTube, which reminded me of when I was taking virtual dance classes over the summer. Unfortunately, for a lot of dancers, Zoom classes are still their reality.
At the end my project, I wish I would’ve picked a longer combination to learn. In the beginning, I wanted to make sure I chose a combination that wasn’t too long or difficult. After learning and perfecting the combination, I was having a lot of fun with it, and wanted to do more.
I am super proud of myself for choosing a topic that made me venture out of my comfort zone. Not only was it good for me as a dancer to explore a different genre of dance, it was good for me as a person to do something that forced me to overcome something I’ve struggled with. I learned a lot about how to overcome negative thoughts and I couldn’t be more proud of myself.
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