In this documentary of “Mad Hot Ballroom” showed students in 5th grade dancing with their peers. In the beginning of this film, students were really shy and immature dancing with their partners. They were embarrassed and they couldn’t keep that awkward smile off their face, but they still had fun. They were mentioned that the best of dancers will be chosen to compete in a yearly competition, but it was much more than just a competition. Each student probably didn’t notice it but they were maturing throughout each practice. Each day in practice students tried their best, even when they were tired the instructor put on a catchy music and immediately the students were dancing and laughing. Dancing was their escape of reality. It was like a dream for them. They had a really nice opportunity. While they danced you can see every blood, sweat, and tears they put into practice. Throughout the documentary you see them mature every dance move they made. They matured by boys dancing with girls and they got out of that awkward stage. They weren’t afraid or shy to talk to a boy or girl. The ballroom dancing had a much greater purpose than just dancing and having fun. “You are going to learn from this experience” (Argelo). Every student probably didn’t earn a medal but they all won. They came out more than what they had as they walked in. Some students also learned what they wanted to do for the rest of their lives, they want to become an actor,
In “Showing What Is Possible,” Jacques D’Amboise reflects on an experience when a teacher helped him discover ballet. Madame Seda helped D’Amboise fulfill his talent. With ballet, he overcame the pressure to join a gang like his friends. D’Amboise was able to become a well-known ballet dancer with help from his teachers. When it was time to retire from dancing, he started the National Dance Institute. This project enabled D’Amboise to influence his own students around the world. An influential teacher can affect one’s future by challenging pupils to move past their comfort zones, teaching them to actively control their future, and setting up an environment where they can improve together.
“I was a Dancer” is a rich, expansive, spirited memoire on the Jacques d’Amboise life. It all started when he was 8 years old at the school of American ballet. At twelve he was asked to be a dancer and perform with Ballet Society. Three years later he joined the New York City ballet and made his European debut at London’s Covent Garden’s. Before all this he writes about his childhood, he was born Joseph Ahearn in 1934 in Dedham Massachusetts. His mother considered as the boss, she moves her family to New York City’s Washington Heights, Making her son and daughter enter Ballet classes, she was able to pay those classes by making hates and selling them in the streets corner, she also changed their last names to her middle name, she believed
Dance began as a form of communication and storytelling. Thousands of years ago dancing served as a way for people to tell a story and helped distract themselves of the hardships they faced. Furthermore, dance was a form of storytelling through communication, which then turned into using storytelling through dance as entertainment. According to the History World, many dancers during the BC time danced in front of only a few people to get a story across. That later turned into hundreds of thousands of people as dance was used by many. Today, dance is also a form of entertainment and storytelling, but in a modern sense. However, today perfection and technique are stressed more than they were in the past. Yet, the passion for dance has not changed. Many dancers who share this passion also have many of the same qualities. Among a discourse community of trained dancers, one expects to find individuals who are healthy and active athletes, expect perfection from themselves through competition, and religiously attend dance performances.
Watching a video of a dance piece called “The Moroccan Project,” choreographed by Alonzo King was quite impressive. Living in San Francisco and taking dance classes brought me to Lines Ballet which is King’s dance studio. I have seen a great deal of different types of dance at the studio waiting for my Ballet classes and there are some great dancers. It comes as no surprise that Alonzo would have such great dancers. It appears that Alonzo King is exploring different cultures in dance in Contemporary Ballet. His near-perfect choreography is articulate, passionate, and graceful- he brings diversity in dance to San Francisco and other parts of the world. This piece articulates the expression of the two dancers coming together yet dancing apart at times- it is a fusion of several different types of dances into one using video editing to create a story about the coming together of two individuals.
This level of learning is used throughout life as a child for learning/developing and as an adult for social purposes and building relationships. I felt that this article gave me a superior understanding of the ways a community can change a group of peoples lives through dance and learning. This article made me feel aware of the ways my nephew moves and learns. As a child, I took dance classes and after reading this article I realized how dance helped me develop into an adult. This article inspired me to understand that a child needs activity and I hope to promote that for my children one
Jaspreana Tobias, a young girl born in the vibrant city of New Orleans, Louisiana, was a child who had grew up around music and rhythm and soul. Born to a family where the last person who was not from New Orleans was born two generations ahead of her, one could assume the rhythm was in her blood. Since she was little and could feel the music, the young Louisianan danced and did so with passion. Though her family loves music and all its counterparts, Jaspreana is the only dancer in the Tobias family tree. In high school, Jaspreana, a determined dancer, tried out for her school’s dance team. Unfortunately she did not make the cut. As any young woman would be, she was disappointed in herself; heart-broken actually. In her mind, she had a great chance at making the team, due to her skillful footwork and elegant grace as a dancer. In her own words, the result of her not making the team was “devastating” as it shook her confidence to the core. On that day, Jaspreana swore she would never try out for another dance team ever again. After months and months of sulking and great disappointment, her love and passion for the art of dancing returned. Not only had it returned, it returned with a new fire which burned deep in her soul. Dancing was her passion and being a professional dancer had been her dream since she could ever even two step to the sound of a simple beat. Jaspreana practiced and practiced. She would dance and think about dancing from the break of dawn until dusk. Finally
Tiana Woods is an ambitious second-year undergraduate student studying Political Science and Dance. She is currently attending Columbia University as a Kluge Scholar. Tiana started her learning journey in the East Orange School System at the Little Ones Preschool. Her Preschool teachers cultivated in her a passion for reading. Ever since then she has loved to tell stories through different art forms. Dance being her favorite platform through which to do so. For Tiana, there is something magical about being able to instantly connect with people of different backgrounds through movement. That's the beauty behind artistry in dance—movement can be interpreted in so many different ways, by so many different people. But it will always inspire. Tiana
They were attentive when they watched Dominque show them a dance and were very precise when she demonstrated what to do and how to do it. We felt as though they were open with each other because before and after classes we heard two girls talking about some things such as boys and what to do about a certain boy. They truly loved each other and trusted each other enough to help them with their personal lives. Therefore, this investment in each other's personal lives allows for more relaxed communication styles. The dancers were also extremely friendly to one another. Group hate did not occur at all when we were in the setting of their dancing, and for this reason no conflict arose and no hostility was
Firstly, three of the dancers gave a short story about their history, some can trace their ancestry back to foreign countries, some just to the slave trade and some just know that their parents moved from one state over. Their statements all dealt very personal and added to the communal aspect of this particular multi-generational dance.
This Documentary directed by Agrelo interviewed fifth-grade students who live in the New York, Bronx documented these students how they would react about ballroom dancing. The instructors noticed that over time the classes made the student’s behavior change their lives by this program helped the students to be off the streets and also learn skills and have positive energy in their life. The director gathered information by researching the schools and scenery of current events. Most of the students that are being documented are from poor low-income families that live in the New York, Bronx. Marita’s Bargain and Mad Hot Ballroom are very much in many ways as so the students are living in the New York Bronx and they are both using 5th graders
At first, Jorge had a hard time keeping up with his classmates. Yet, he had this fire to keep trying and moving forward. He practiced and used every moment to make up for all the lost time he had yet to discover his love for dance. Every hallway of his high school was a chance to tap his feet away, every grocery isle a possibility to six count prep into sloppy doubles, and every long sidewalk as an opportunity to tombé pas de bourrée glissade saute chat for his life.
Good evening to Madam Sathiadevi and my fellow classmates. It is indeed a great pleasure to spend this wonderful evening with all of you today. Today I’ll be talking about a moral value that I have learned from the movie ‘Take the Lead’. The value that I learned is self-confidence when the polite ballroom dance instructor Pierre Dulaine sees a teenager vandalizing a car and on the next day he volunteers to teach dance to students to give value, dignity, trust and teamwork. Eventhough the teenagers who prefer hip-hop or rap, think it wasn’t a great idea but Dulaine catches the students' attention with a tango session and they started practicing ballroom dancing. Dulaine received criticism from parents and teachers who has got no hope on
“We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. It is not acquired by listening to words, but in virtue of experiences in which the child acts on his environment. The teacher 's task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child.”
Jane Desmond introduces her article, “Embodying Difference: Issues in Dance and Cultural Studies,” by describing a dance that readers can picture as the dance of tango in their minds. This helps lead to her connecting dance, or body movement, with cultural studies and social identities. In her article, Desmond focuses on connecting how dance and body movement can be portrayed differently in social identities, such as race, class, gender, nationality, and sexuality.