I am so thankful to have gotten the chance to be a part of my school’s dance team. I’m so proud of all that I have accomplished with my lovely team members, who are also like family to me. As a team/family, we all pushed through the tough times and had a successful season. Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to this year’s dance season.
Dance season is quite a stressful time for dancers, like myself. Everything about it is stressful. Whether it be feeling pressured at practice, trying to plan out the week to fit in everything that needs to be done, performing, or even just simply putting on makeup. Coaches always want you to do the best, and you never want to let them down, so there’e definitely pressure. When we’re in season, it’s quite tough to fit everything you want to do in your schedule. You have to plan accordingly because sometimes competitions take up to two full days. I always find it nerve-racking to stand to the side of the stage, right before you walk onto the stage to perform. The mornings of the competition days are very stressful because you have to wake up early, apply very dark makeup, and make sure you have everything for every single one of your dances. But, I’ll be honest and say that I miss that stress.
Call me crazy, but I miss it! Dance season is stressful and fun, all at the same time. The best part about being on a dance team is when you’re performing. You’ll always get an adrenaline rush right as the music starts. Once the music begins to play, that’s when you show everyone, especially the judges, what you got. It doesn’t matter where you stand, whether it’s in the front or the back, because “your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.” You should always be thankful to be on the dance floor no matter where you are placed because it’s a great experience. Be thankful that you get to do what you’re passionate about. Not everyone gets to put their passion into a show.