...my new role as a dance teacher..

India
December 28, 2012 9:33am CST
Hey guys, our community club would be organizing a new year function and hence i was called up to choreograph a dance sequence of 10 minutes. U wont believe how happy i am now. I am training about 10-12 children of our community and we are having a blast together. I would like to mention here that a professional choreographer has also been called up to train all the students. But i did not decide to work under him as i do not have any one of my age group (more than 20), so i have formed a group using the same children and i am teaching them. I have been doing this since 3-4 years and every time i teach them i feel so much relaxed and rejuvenated. Besides i am the leading dance in my group so i am also performing with them. The choreographer is giving very tough and weird steps to others and all those children are so fed up with him that they are demanding that i choreograph the next year although i am not a trained dancer at all but i have been dancing since last 17 years and i have been choreographing myself with my own new steps. What are your thoughts on this? How much do u love to dance? Have u ever prepared a dance sequence for a particular occasion? Do u like choreographing your own sequence? Please do share your thoughts!
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10 responses
@Micmac (7712)
28 Dec 12
Congratulations dear! I am surprised to hear that you're a dance teacher. That is really interesting. You must be very gifted and innovative to work with a group of children to choreograph their dance. I am curious to know what kind of dances are you performing with them? I love to dance and although I'm no where near a professional dancer, I just like improvising my own dance steps and I do my own modern dance, or just make up different dance moves while I listen to music.
• India
2 Jan 13
Hey thanks a ton for your valuable response. Well i am not a trained dancer but since i have dancing since last 17-18 years but i have acquired the skills of training the kids. I am good in training Bollywood dance style and i also sometimes does Contemporary dance style. But i am choreographing Bollywood style since it would be easy for the kids to pick up and i think i am just like u, i am not a trained at all and it is the passion in me that drives me to perform on stage. What say?
@Micmac (7712)
3 Jan 13
Bollywood sytle dance is fun to learn. I do that dance all the time. Bought me a couple of bollywood dance dvds that teach bollywood dance steps and it has a fast pace and quick expressive dance moves which is easy to follow especially the bhangra dance. It's the passion for dance that really counts because you have to feel the music in your soul to make the dance come alive and make it expressive.
• India
3 Jan 13
Yes u are absolutely right, Bollywood dance steps are fast but they are a treat to perform. I have always loved to perform Bollywood and for me enjoying the dance moves and music is more important than mastering the steps. This is what i have always said while training those kids. Although they used to take some time to pick up the steps but they enjoyed performing with me.
• St. Peters, Missouri
29 Dec 12
That is awesome! Congrats!!! Teaching is a lot of fun, isn't it? You experience the youthful energy and to me, the feeling of helping someone do something new is like no other. Good luck to you - and let us know how it's coming.
• India
2 Jan 13
Hey thanks a ton for your valuable response. Yes u are absolutely right, the feeling of helping others is very different and every time i have trained kids i have felt this thing in me. It is enjoyable and taxing at times but i have tried to think positive all the time and that is the reason why always positive things have happened with me whenever it comes to training kids for dancing. What say?
@cobalt20 (1321)
• Philippines
29 Dec 12
First of all, congrats for your new role as a dance teacher. I love also dancing but it is not my hobby. You need teach well the group. I hope your group dance will compete in every dance contest. Good luck!
• India
2 Jan 13
Hey thanks a ton for your valuable response. Well yes it is a pleasure to be back again and train the kids but believe me it is very taxing at times to train them as they find it difficult to catch up the steps as they all are non dancers but still i have handled the entire situation properly and now they all are performing properly with grace and for me that is very important for every one cannot be perfect dancers and all have different styles and forms. What say?
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
29 Dec 12
That's great my friend! You have a job that you truly enjoy! Doing a choreograph for a dance number is indeed tiring. Specially if they are children , it could really be tiring. But i am amazed that you are enjoying it. It means to say that you love doing your job and you love children. Keep it up, my friend!
• India
2 Jan 13
Hey thanks a ton for your valuable response. Well this is not my job as i am working as an editor and correspondent for a monthly magazine but since i have been performing for last 17-18 years, i have that passion for dance in me even now. u are absolutely right it is very taxing to train the kids especially when they are non dancers but i have always said them to enjoy the dance more than mastering the dance steps and that is the reason why they have picked up the steps quickly. What say?
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
29 Dec 12
Wow!!! you will enjoy in new year and nice conduct the great progrem I think if for professional choreographer are hire means good. This year in our family nobody ready to celebrate the new year.
• India
2 Jan 13
Hey thanks a ton for your valuable response. Well yes a professional choreographer has been hired and still i have been called to train the kids because many parents wanted me to do so. But i am happy that people have the confidence in me that i can train their kids properly for a show like New Year. I know how it feels like when u are not celebrating New year. may i know the reason why u guys are not celebrating this time? What say?
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
29 Dec 12
That is really good. You are not only a good writer but also a good dancer too. Unfortunately, I really don't know how to dance. I have the same two left legs when I'm dance. Just let me sing. :-) I also directed stage playing with highschool students before. That is really good wherein you can share your talent with the younger ones. :-) Have a nice day!
• India
2 Jan 13
Hey thanks a ton for your valuable response. Ha ha ha, that was so sweet of u that u encouraged my talent and i think u should not feel bad when u cannot dance, what matters the most is enjoying and loving singing and dancing personally. I know many cannot dance and that is the reason why we people are born to entertain u all and make u all happy and cheerful. I am very pleased that i have got a very good opportunity to display my talent again after a gap of one year. What say?
@RJRAAZ (31)
• India
28 Dec 12
WoW! and Congrats! for getting new role as choreographer. Truly I am not very much interested in dancing or you can say that it is the reason that I use to tell people instead of telling that I can't dance.
• India
2 Jan 13
Hey thanks a ton for your valuable response. Ha ha ha, well that's OK if u are not able to dance but if u are able to enjoy the dance sequences on stage then that is enough to have love for singing and dancing. Well this opportunity has come to me after a year and i was desperately waiting to perform on stage and i am happy that i grabbed this opportunity for good. What say?
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
28 Dec 12
Really thrilled to read about your chance. buck up and congrats for grabing this opportunity. I love bathroom dancing and singing. But i am a very good spectator of seeing dancing and criticizing on it. You are satisfied with your job. Very few persons are and they admit it.You are one of them hence salute to you.
28 Dec 12
I first congratulate for selecting as choreographer by your community club on the eve of New Year. Give your best of talent to children to develop their inherent talent. Though I do not dance I like dance too much.
• India
2 Jan 13
Hey thanks a ton for your valuable response. Well i have given my best efforts to train them and it is because of the positive responses that i have got from them since last 2 years that i was called by them this year too to train the kids knowing the fact that they have hired a professional dancer also. Besides it was a grand success and people applauded the portions where i had choreographed which for me mattered the most. What say?
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
28 Dec 12
Wow, amazing! I also love to dance and I have tried choreographing too. A choreographer has to be creative and graceful as well. I can see that you are passionate about dancing and I can very well relate with you since dancing has always been one of my greatest passions in life.
• India
2 Jan 13
Hey thanks a ton for your valuable response. Yes it is an amazing feeling whenever i am getting a chance to perform on stage and i know it takes a lot of efforts to train kids especially when all of them are non dancers. He he he. To be very honest, i am not a trained or a professional dancer but i have been dancing since last 17-18 years and i have kept that passion going and hopefully would love to continue the same also in the future. What say?