Five, Six, Seven, and Eight
Foundations of College Writing ENG107G Section 011
Professor Daniel Rorai
November 18th 2009
START OVER! 5, 6, 7 and 8; This was the first thing I needed to know when starting project “learning to dance”. I thought I could dance before but boy did I need a reality check. Turns out that flipping and switching my hips were not getting me anywhere, I figured that out when I decided to take up dancing as a hobby. As I watched these different dance sessions I remembered the first time I tried to move to the music, followed by the fact I needed to have rhythm, or maybe even a very popular controversial topic like Inappropriate dancing Vs Appropriate dancing. Either way you put it I needed help and FAST!
Feet stumbling and my mother yelling NATASHA DINNAL, comes to mind
when I reminisce about my early dancing days. I had went to a birthday party the week
before and I remember watching all of the other little girls in the middle dancing for
money. I’m Jamaican so it’s kind of a tradition to have dance competitions at birthday
parties for money. Lets just say that night, I never won a dime. I looked absolutely
terrible. I had no rhythm whatsoever. My older cousin told me I needed to be hit with a
rhythm stick about ten times before I’d be pro. I assumed that would take some time
though. I started out moving my hips from left to right and up and down, it just wasn’t
enough. You know how people usually cheer you on to make you feel better about your
self? Well lets just say they never did. I had to learn the hard way. Watching and learning
is really what I had to do. I would sit there and watch dancehall video’s straight out of
Jamaica until I got the steps perfect. But My oh My when I got them, I really did get
them. I was dancing all over the place, it was like my new hobby.
What I never realized before, was that in order to move to the music and look...