I often choreograph and perform in dance shows at London Universities such as Kings, Queen Mary’s, Imperial and UCL. My communication and interpersonal skills are enhanced by participating in these shows. My leadership skills were developed as not all of the dancers I taught would be to the same skill level as others so I had to be able to provide positive and constructive feedback so that the weaker dancers would be encouraged to do extra practice in order to improve. My passion for teaching and motivating people drove me to provide one on one practice to the weaker dancers so that they improved and had the confidence to perform to a higher quality. I had received positive feedback from the audience who felt that all of the dancers were in unison and were of the same standard.
I have been playing netball for Mahajana for nine years, however in Year 13; the team didn’t have sufficient funding and therefore couldn’t afford a coach and was forced to cease training. This was a major setback for the team to overcome in order for us to achieve our goal of winning the netball league. My passion for the game encouraged me to take the initiative and coach the team which ranges from the ages of twenty two to sixteen. I had to take a more flexible approach so I researched different drills and exercises which the team would enjoy and created fun yet intense practices so that skills and stamina were developed. When players started to see improvements in their stamina and skill level, they were motivated to keep improving and achieve our goal. Coaching the team has been very strenuous but extremely rewarding as our drive and resilience helped us to win the league this year.