So, you think you can DANCE?

Philippines
February 17, 2010 10:48pm CST
Hi! This topic is not all about the show okay. Read on. Just watched the performance of Philippine All Stars (dance group) few minutes ago and I was so amazed and captivated by their dance move! Each time I see them dance I have this "regrets" of not pursuing dancing. People had this ladylike impression on me so people don't really imagine me dancing. :) However some of my very close friends and relatives who saw me dance are convinced that I have the potential if I only forget all about the awkwardness in dancing. I know just like you, you also have any other talents you think you have potential, but just didn't pursue because you believe you're better than other things. Or, your visions are just so blurred that you don't see your personal passion about that certain field. For me it's dancing. What's yours?
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@sexyposh (576)
• Philippines
18 Feb 10
I like the phrase you quoted, "I know just like you, you also have any other talents you think you have potential, but just didn't pursue because you believe you're better than other things...", which I can relate. I think everyone can relate. Like me, I am really good in sketching clothes and dresses. People say I have potential in Fashion Design, because I'm good at it. But I didn't pursue it because there is no money there, instead I took up Architecture. A bit close to it because it still studies beauty and balance. I am able to draw shapes too which somehow still makes me happy. Also, the tuition fee of Architecture compared to Fashion Designing is cheaper. I think if money is not an issue, I probably have chosen that course instead of Archtecture.
• Philippines
18 Feb 10
DANCING?!!!! definitely a no no no for me. i am a left legEd person that is why... i have two daughters, one i have enrolled already to a dance school, the next one who is 1 yr. and 10 mons. old, i think will also be enrolled to a dance and music school to develop their talents, those two talents i wish i have but i could not so, i will make sure that my daughters will develop those talents early on. as to my passion... i like reading very much and travel... that is enough for me now thanks cecille. God Bless!
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
18 Feb 10
I was enrolled in ballet when I was in kindergarten and was the start of my pursuing dance as an adult. I don't think it is ever too early, just be sure that you get a good instructor that doesn't make the child cry. We want it to be a good experience.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 10
yeah i know.... mother's frustration when my second daughter will be about 5 or 6 years old maybe. but for the meann time i am exposing her to music, what is amazing is she can carry tune this early. as a mother, i am just here to support them. thanks EvrWonder..
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@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
18 Feb 10
i already have kids. i know i can sing and maybe, dance. our kids are also showing interest in both of these two fields. if i only have enough money to send them to pop school or theater and arts school, i will send them to study and continue my dreams, not for myself now, for the kids and their future.
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
18 Feb 10
Perhaps encourage them to attend drama class in school, as well as band class if offered.
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@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
19 Feb 10
I can dance if I thought well how to sway and so. I really love dancing but my feet is not well versed to follow right away steps. This is the problem in me when I was in college every one of us show our steps the basic one and I find it hard to get it fast. I have the interest and will to do it. The worst thing in my uniqueness is the feet is different. I'm so shy during those times but in my mind I love to do it. Now that I am mature , I think I need time to practice to make it better, last time so easily affected what others told me.I believe in it that everyone of us has special ability what we would like to focus on. And I know you are one of it .Moreover at present I love to join whatever presentation in dancing coz I want it to be developed even it is late. It's quite funny but it is me.
@Gany15k (1674)
• India
18 Feb 10
I have danced once when we went to tour with my college mates.But one thing I can say that if I just think about the steps I made it will be really funny.I can laugh continuously for 2 days.That much funny it will be.Anyway I will love to dance with my friends.But if I undergo some classes then I can dance good for sure.Once again I just laugh thinking of those steps.Really funny. Anyway thanks for asking this question.Good one.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 10
Hi mela! I actually enrolled by my mom in ballet school when I was about 8 years old. The girls in my class are younger than me and I felt big and awkward. But I wanted to pursue dancing coz my teachers told me I had the potential. So I learned to dance and even went in a few classes aside from ballet and took up jazz, modern even hawaiian and tahitian. Not just my talent in dancing developed but also my self-esteem and won a lot of friends. I was so grateful to my mom she pushed me to enroll coz during high school, I got selected in the dance troupe and performed in a lot of school events because of my experience. It's one of the best decisions I made. If you feel like you had the potential, it's not too late to learn ;) maybe you could start with jazz or modern dance or even hiphop ;) When you have the heart, you could easily perform the task at hand. Don't worry about what other people think. Remember, the things that you would regret are the things you didn't do. Go for it mela! ;)
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• Malaysia
18 Feb 10
all of us have hidden talents and gifts. we know we have them when we like to do a certain thing when given that opportunity. my nephew does breakdance in his twenties whan most of us will shy away saying we are too old. he does the breakdance beautifully and he thoroughly enjoys it. some fear to speak in public but once they get the hang of it, they enjoy the gift. my family seems to have this gift of presenting their thoughts and ideas well.good public speakers. some of them are good and talented photographers, taking photos at various family functions ranging from new year gathering, child's full moon, engagement, marriage and graduation.i like singing and dancing and i thoroughly enjoy them. i am also ready to pray for relatives and friends who need to be prayed over.i have the patience to listen and help out. i believe if we have the passion, we are focussed and connected to it and this in turn activate or propel us to venture into our fields of interests. thus we develope the talents/ gifts, be it in music, drama, cooking, counselling, interceding and praying etc. its never too late to learn anything you are interested in. dont say you regret for not doing this or that. dont let regret replace your dreams. go for it.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
18 Feb 10
Hi Cecillecarmela. I believe my passion for fixing computers is what I should do with my life. I love fixing them. I love testing what I can make a computer do.I think it is a good thing for us to try new things. That way we will learn something new. Whether it be we succeed or fail we still learn something. I try no matter what others say. And I think that no one should put someone down for at least trying. Try it who knows you may turn out to be the next great dancer. Me I love to dance with my husband but I really can't dance.....LOL
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
18 Feb 10
Im a frustrated "everything".LOL I mean I always wanted to be a lot of things that I didnt know which one to focus on first so I ended up not getting to know one. I wanted to be a painter, a musician, lyricist, linguist, writer (as in book author, columnist, and journalist), scientist, chemist, paleontologist, archeologist, architect, veterinarian, potter, weaver, chef, psychologist, skateboarder, photographer, singer,... and the list goes on and on. Those things are the ones that I could think of at the top of my head. So you see it might take a lifetime if I list them all one by one. The common comment that my friends give me is that I should have pursued journalism, psychology, or a profession that includes some form of writing. They have great faith in me in those aspects, but pursuing those didnt happen because of practicality (I ended up choosing a business related course). As for those things that might have been categorized as a hobby, well, I might have pursued some but was not able to stick with them. With that I can be called a "Jack of All Trades, Master of None." I know some bits of a lot of things but I dont know enough to be called a title other than "novice". Well, dancing is something that you can pick up no matter what age. It can also be a good form of exercise so in that way you get to hone your skills as a dancer and get the health routine that your body needs. Goodluck!
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@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
18 Feb 10
Hmmmm well, I can do almost everything but not master at it. It's not that I didn't persue or my visions were so blurred but I think there are more priority things for me to do first. Since I got a lot of things to do and many thing I like and I can, I don't have enough time to master it. You know, for musician, they have to practice over and over. For sport, swimming, soccer,basketball,badminton,boxing,and more, there must be time to practice a lot. Those sport players may not have time to study or do other businesses. I've got a friend who joined the soccer club in my country. His dream is to be a part of national soccer team, so he gave up doing everything but go straight for soccer. Honestly, I'm not satisfied with my skills I have but somehow I'm happy with the skills I have. It's like I can do many things but same time I can take care of my role for what I am and who I am. So, those skills are my interst and hobbies. At least I can do good enough to get compliments though not to everyone or not good enough to be the best. But I'm happy with them. Many Experiences are what you can earn individually.
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@pgr1806 (59)
• Iran
18 Feb 10
dancing,one of the best way to enjoy ourself. there are many step to dances and many movement needed to perform. i like to watch the program reality show 'so you think you can dance'. i watch every week. i like to watch their beautiful movement on the stage. so beautiful.actually i dont know how to dance,and somedays i will learn how to dance.
@emerillus (477)
• Philippines
18 Feb 10
oh, i don't think I can dance at all. I get the rhythm of the music and do dance moves in my mind but I could never get it to act out because I feel awkward and shy. hehehe.. my real talent is drawing, so I pursue that one and practice real hard, unlike dancing, which I love but doesn't love me back.
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@siliguri (4051)
• India
18 Feb 10
I don't think that i can do dance. I tried several times to do dancing but i'm fail to do it. Frankly speaking in my family no one is good in dancing. I have no much interest to learn dancing..
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
18 Feb 10
I know your topic isn't about the show So You Think You Can Dance but I must say I love it. Absolutely glued to the screen when the show is on. You are at an age Cecille, that you can continue to pursue dancing, professionally from this day forward. It is never too late to get serious about a passion, even dancing. I started ballet when I was a small child, after high school I pursued Jazz Dance and continued to dance from there on in. The technical aspect of dance can become rather boring but is a great asset to have. In my own opinion, you learn some basic moves, and evolve from there. Dancing need not be awkward. Just put on some music and move. If you can keep a beat and count time and half time, you can dance! Easy. Just do it and continue to do so. You will later be glad that you did since you love it as much as you do. I am quite a bit older than you and have some physical problems, have had injuries and do not dance professionally at this time but you are young, you have the passion so just go for it. Other talents that I have which I did not pursue is writing but also playing guitar. I just don't practice enough. I don't think that my visions are blurred, it is just a timing thing. Perhaps since this discussion, I may focus more on picking up my guitar again, daily and continue to pursue playing.
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
18 Feb 10
Haha .. can i dance. i used to think but now i have got the reality. i think what the thing i say i am dancing that seems as i am fighting.lol yes its an art which some people get naturally and some people learn and i dont have this in either way. i even like to dance but each time i am not able.
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@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
18 Feb 10
I can dance. Just slightly.lol!back in grade school and high school I was very active on stage, dancing and stage play and delivering a speech or declamation. only right now that I take a low profile..hehe
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@esjosh (915)
• India
18 Feb 10
Hello Cecille, I like that show very much, the participants as well the host also. It is naturally very pleasing and joyful and honorable if our relative, near or dear one see us on any big platform.
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24 Feb 10
I really love dancing since I was a child. I always perform at stage when I was in grade school. I also join a dance club when I was in high school. I must say I love dancing as well as then cheers of the crowd... they make me feel special and appreciated when I hear a cheer. anyway I think I can dance but since high school i don't have a practice anymore.. I hope I still can groove!!
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Feb 10
NOT dancing. Writing maybe...
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
19 Feb 10
I definitely cant dance!! hehe ^_^ But i do like to watch and see ple dance instead!! However, not all kinds of dance appeals to me though.. I only like hip hop, or those street dancing, to sambal, rumba, etc, but never ballets and african wild dances.. haha =D I like the sense of rythm the dancers have, and the way they groove to the music, making all look so natural and beautiful!! haha =D