The scariest part as of right now is the anxiety I have performing it. Long story short, I have terrible stage fright. My biggest fear right now is forgetting the lines. But if I forget, I know it is not the end of the world, I just have to work smarter next time. I am also thankful that I am slowly but surely becoming familiar with my other classmates. Maybe tomorrow it will not be as bad because a wall has already been broken down between me and the
Next, the group decided who would perform each role. Using a random application, Mollie was selected to be the group's Director. The job suited her perfectly. I was absent the first day that we had play practice, so I do not know all the details of what happened on that day, but I do know the first day that I was there went extremely well. Mollie started us off with Avery, Dana, and Isabel rehearsing lines while still reading from the book, but all of them had already had their first few lines memorized. This was very impressive, I personally believed, as it is difficult to learn these lines due to the improper English of the selected text. The first few times the group rehearsed their lines, it was a trial run. After a few attempts, Mollie and I began to time the skit. The skit
We got there and there was a line so we waited for about 30 minutes and got our ticket and parked. When we got there theirs was a big river and rocks that you slide from so me and my brother jumped in the water and it was so cold but after a few minutes or bodies got used to the water. We had so much fun we slide off rocks we fell a couple of times it was fun. We swam for around 2-3 hours and we left because it was getting dark. So we ate food and went to the hotel and slept.
It was still morning when we got there so we had all day to play and mess around. When we got all the stuff out the car we went to go find a spot. While we were looking we were already so excited, anyways when we found a spot we put some blankets on the floor, set our chairs up, and put all the food on the tables. Us kids all went to the bathrooms
We both got our makeup applied quickly, while we ran through our lines, and everyone knew one thing. The show was going to happen. No surprise blizzard, or car accident would stop the school play from going on!
Marie and I had just left her house and were walking to the tryouts. It was a really quick walk because she lives only 2 houses away from the studio. This was back in August 2017, a few days after dance camp ended for the summer. We hurried down the stairs to go inside and kept talking about how nervous and excited we were the whole way down. Once we got inside of Bleker’s, we started talking to the other girls. After just a few minutes we were all taken into the dance room and together we all learned a hip hop, jazz, and tap routine. We only had about 30 minutes to learn all of the routines so we were all feeling a little rushed. Before we knew it, the dance teachers put us into groups of 3-5 girls. These groups were the people we would perform our dance routines with. My group was Meghan S, Grace, and I.
The next day was my first rehearsal. I was so anxious about meeting the people who would be part of my court. I am not an extroverted person, so the thought that I had to socialize with people who I did not know made me really nervous. I was also really anxious because it was the day that I was going to give the announcement of what they were going be wearing. The girls would be wearing long silver dresses and the guys would be wearing tuxes with pink accents. When I gave them this information Moises said, “Silver?!” and let me say that it was not really encouraging.
Then we started to warm up because we had a judge's preview. So basically we just went into a classroom and performed our dance it was really scary at first, but then it got better because I knew they weren’t judging us that
It was our last dress rehearsal, but it was open to the public so we had an audience. The play started, and I was swept into the thrill of performing; I savored every bit of laughter from the crowd. Until, it happened.
The second to last class and I was starting to feel it. This class went by so fast I couldn’t believe it! I was excited, but a little scared for today. I was excited to go see the Upper East Side and see the park of Central Park that I have never seen before, but I was also scared because we were going to Harlem and I heard not so nice things about this neighborhood from my neighbor who is a cop in Harlem, but at the same time I was still excited to see a new neighborhood I have never seen before.
A week and a half later, we had to perform in front of the school during
Well, we got to my sister’s house on Friday, and the showing we were going to was the first Saturday performance. We got ready to go, by ready to go, I mean painting nails, trying on shoes, and doing make-up.
Once we got there we were asked to get into groups then choose a partner in the group. I chose Andrew but we were organized by height so Jasmine and I were selected to be partners. Jasmine and I volunteered to climb first but Kevin and Kaitlyn begged to go first so we agreed.
Everything was load and I was backing away, new to this all. Not sure if I should stay or go. Ready to go home. Wasn’t sure what was going on. I took a seat in the corner of the room. After the bell had rang, everyone was getting quiet and making sure that they can get hear their name getting called for attendance. It took a fews days to adjust to. Then everyone became like one big family, even on the hottest days we stuck together, getting ready for competitions. I had stayed in band, and love it. I had learned to play violin later that year but for my fourth period. Then I had went to band class for seventh period. I didn’t learn how to play another instrument in band but what I did do was Color guard. It was a chance going into a high school
Sophomore year, all of that changed. Madison and I decided it would be fun if we took dance class together and so we did. The time came around where we had to create an intro and outro to the dance swing and perform it. We tried to choreograph during class, but she always got distracted by other people and it didn’t bother me that much until it came down to the day before the performance and we still had nothing.