• What's the dance people do in nature?

    Best answer: There is no one, specific "nature dance" that covers all cultures...In fact, studying dance across cultures gives an excellent insight into their characteristics, values and view of 'nature' itself. The 'dance' you see elderly Asian folks doing is probably Tai Chi. Which is not so much a... show more
    Best answer: There is no one, specific "nature dance" that covers all cultures...In fact, studying dance across cultures gives an excellent insight into their characteristics, values and view of 'nature' itself.

    The 'dance' you see elderly Asian folks doing is probably Tai Chi. Which is not so much a dance as it is a stylized martial arts routine involving a number of practical moves. It is a popular form of exercise with older people because the slow, deliberate movements are said to improve balance, maintain strength and stimulate the nervous system.

    I'm guessing the dance you saw in Moana was a form of hula, which itself is actually a means of expressing the words of a ritual in dance form. The reason hula is so-often associated with nature is because many of the movements are meant to represent things like the wind, flowing waters and warmth of the sunshine.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I go against my mother’s wishes, or should I just follow it to avoid any troubles? How do I convince her otherwise?

    My mother doesn’t approve of my career choice, but she has never approved of me dancing in general because “dance doesn’t get me anywhere” and that “dance is not a career,” despite my passion. She is one of those parents who desires a more stable profession that I should or should not do as a career choice(rather... show more
    My mother doesn’t approve of my career choice, but she has never approved of me dancing in general because “dance doesn’t get me anywhere” and that “dance is not a career,” despite my passion. She is one of those parents who desires a more stable profession that I should or should not do as a career choice(rather than the career choice I want to pursue), even if I’m just not that interested in the major she wants me to study in and get a good career and pay to support myself. Like I get that she wants me to get a career, but would I want a career in something she wanted me to pursue that I was unhappy and never interested in the first place?? She also believes that emotions don’t exist and that it’s only used dramatically. How do I convince her otherwise? UPDATE: Next month after this fall term semester ends, I’m planning to do some kind of presentation, not only get my mother’s blessing to let me do dance as a major, but to make a point and prove her wrong that dance can be a career after all and that there’s different ways to pursue that field, following a performance(I will be choreographing and then work on a dance piece) coming on right after the presentation. I’m also currently working on a 10-paged research paper that literally argues that dance CAN be a career. If any or all of those(watching my presentation, dance piece I’m working so hard on, or even the 10-paged long research paper) don’t work or not enough to convince her, then I don’t know what will.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • What do women think of men in ballet?

    Best answer: I think it's cool. Ballet is super athletic and you have to be very graceful and coordinated. I'd find a guy who does ballet attractive, and at the least I'd think he was interesting and want to talk to him about what it's like to be a dancer.
    Best answer: I think it's cool. Ballet is super athletic and you have to be very graceful and coordinated. I'd find a guy who does ballet attractive, and at the least I'd think he was interesting and want to talk to him about what it's like to be a dancer.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it normal to be bored in ballet class?

    I want to be a ballerina but sometimes i get bored or dont want to go to class. is this normal.
    I want to be a ballerina but sometimes i get bored or dont want to go to class. is this normal.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to shrink breast size as a ballet dancer.?

    hello, I am 16 years old ballet dancer, and I aspire to dance professionally. I have always been a petite and very thin girl, and I currently weigh 108 lbs (I am just under 5'4"). However, I have recently developed size C breasts. They are getting annoying and becoming an inconvenience for dance, and I... show more
    hello, I am 16 years old ballet dancer, and I aspire to dance professionally. I have always been a petite and very thin girl, and I currently weigh 108 lbs (I am just under 5'4"). However, I have recently developed size C breasts. They are getting annoying and becoming an inconvenience for dance, and I want to make them smaller without surgery if possible. I am very athletic, which confuses me as to why my breasts are large for my body. Any suggestions?? <3
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Sorry Karen?

    I'm not sure if you got my texts from yesterday about the twins, and Bryan. They were deleted and I haven't gotten a response so I'm going to assume this app deleted them. Your kids are asleep, i might have accidentally put laxitves into their food. Well found out in the morning. Hope your having fun.... show more
    I'm not sure if you got my texts from yesterday about the twins, and Bryan. They were deleted and I haven't gotten a response so I'm going to assume this app deleted them. Your kids are asleep, i might have accidentally put laxitves into their food. Well found out in the morning. Hope your having fun. Xoxo Jane ;)
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What do women think of men in ballet?

    Best answer: I think the Trocs are amazing.
    Best answer: I think the Trocs are amazing.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Best dance moves for beginners to learn?

    Best answer: The sprinkler, the light bulb, the Charlie Brown you can’t mess this up..
    Best answer: The sprinkler, the light bulb, the Charlie Brown you can’t mess this up..
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to teach young dancers to keep their knees straight?

    I am a ballet instructor, and while I have danced my whole life, I am somewhat new to teaching. I am having a little trouble getting my young dancers to keep their knees straight. Even some of my ten-year-olds have a lot of trouble keeping straight knees, especially in doing tendus. So far, I have just been... show more
    I am a ballet instructor, and while I have danced my whole life, I am somewhat new to teaching. I am having a little trouble getting my young dancers to keep their knees straight. Even some of my ten-year-olds have a lot of trouble keeping straight knees, especially in doing tendus. So far, I have just been constantly reminding them, and we've worked on knee-tightens while sitting down and while standing up (making knee caps disappear and holding to get the feeling of straight knees in their muscles). But once we start dancing, most of them have a lot of trouble pressing down into the floor and remembering to keep straight/stretched knees throughout class. Do any other dance teachers out there have any suggestions on what I could be doing to help them grasp this? I know it's not going to happen overnight, but at this particular studio I'm working for, it seems to be a big issue across the board, and I really want my dancers to have a strong, technical foundation, so they'll be better prepared as they go onto higher levels.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Will I be able to learn dance if I’m unfit and already 13?

    I want to start dance, and would love to do shows and competitions but I know that’s for the people who are very good. I’m a 13 year old girl and will be 14 in about 3 months. I’ve had no dance experience my entire life and have a very low fitness level. I’m not very overweight, but I am a bit chubby and have no... show more
    I want to start dance, and would love to do shows and competitions but I know that’s for the people who are very good. I’m a 13 year old girl and will be 14 in about 3 months. I’ve had no dance experience my entire life and have a very low fitness level. I’m not very overweight, but I am a bit chubby and have no muscle because I don’t do exercise, although I am willing to start because I want to work hard towards being able to do dance shows. I’ve wanted to do dance since I was 8, but I never did. Now I’m worried I’ll be stuck in a class with very young kids and I’ll be very embarrassed and out of place. So I guess I have two questions: -is my goal unrealistic? -are there classes for absolute beginners that aren’t filled with young kids?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Depressed after first dance class?

    I probably sound so dumb but I’m just really sad right now. I got to take my first dance class today, I was excited but scared. The choreographer and his friend that was there; I’ve been watching their dance videos on Youtube for years. Anyways this was a hip hop masterclass and they moved very fast, I mean I am a... show more
    I probably sound so dumb but I’m just really sad right now. I got to take my first dance class today, I was excited but scared. The choreographer and his friend that was there; I’ve been watching their dance videos on Youtube for years. Anyways this was a hip hop masterclass and they moved very fast, I mean I am a beginner but it was so crazy cause everyone around me obviously regularly attended classes. I tried to keep up but of course it was hard. They started filming groups and what not and I was petrified. There was just a lot to take in, I didn’t get to record and I really wanted to take pictures with these people I’d been watching for years. Instead I left without saying a word to them :( I really hope I can go see them again but for now I’m super sad. This was sooo out of my comfort zone but I feel like I should’ve done more?
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Is 17 too old to become a pro ballerina?

    I started a year ago and now i'm going everyday for 4 hours (except sundays I do contortion training for 2 hours) i'm now in classes with people who started at 3 and I get private lessons 5 times a week. and i'm on pointe.i know people my age start going to ballet schools but i'm so passionate and I... show more
    I started a year ago and now i'm going everyday for 4 hours (except sundays I do contortion training for 2 hours) i'm now in classes with people who started at 3 and I get private lessons 5 times a week. and i'm on pointe.i know people my age start going to ballet schools but i'm so passionate and I work hard. is this worth it? do you think i'm being realistic?
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is an associate degree in ballet?

    Best answer: Not really. It would only be helpful if you were going to be a dance teacher assistant or open your own dance school.
    Best answer: Not really. It would only be helpful if you were going to be a dance teacher assistant or open your own dance school.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why is my car sounding like static is running across the outside of it while I'm driving at times?

    Why is my car sounding like there is static running across it while I'm driving at times. The radio is not on nor the sound system. It's a bit loud. I can hear it at times throughout the day but it's not constant. When I first started hearing it I thought it was the radio or sound system. I checked and... show more
    Why is my car sounding like there is static running across it while I'm driving at times. The radio is not on nor the sound system. It's a bit loud. I can hear it at times throughout the day but it's not constant. When I first started hearing it I thought it was the radio or sound system. I checked and all of that is definitely off and it's not outside noise. It actually sounds like it's static running across the outside of the car. If it continues I'm going to see if theres any way to record it. Any thoughts on what could be going on with my car? ?
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Back pain? dancer?

    i have lower back pain on my left side of my back...close to my backbone. i’ve had problems with my back for about 4 years now... i injured it somehow in tumbling class i’m not sure how. i stopped tumbling since then and started ballet. my back sort of healed after i quit tumbling but it still does hurt sometimes.... show more
    i have lower back pain on my left side of my back...close to my backbone. i’ve had problems with my back for about 4 years now... i injured it somehow in tumbling class i’m not sure how. i stopped tumbling since then and started ballet. my back sort of healed after i quit tumbling but it still does hurt sometimes. when i do a back cambre in ballet there’s some discomfort. also i recently started tumbling again and everytime i come up from a backbend it hurts. i’ve never got this checked out...any ideas what this could be and ways to help heal it?
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Lonely at boarding school?

    Best answer: It's not exactly loneliness you are feeling. It's homesickness and there can't be many people around who've been away from home who haven't suffered from it. The cure is time and how much time it takes, varies from person to person. It's a good sign that you are otherwise enjoying being... show more
    Best answer: It's not exactly loneliness you are feeling. It's homesickness and there can't be many people around who've been away from home who haven't suffered from it. The cure is time and how much time it takes, varies from person to person. It's a good sign that you are otherwise enjoying being there.
    If you need to stick your head under your pillow and have a cry, do so. It's 100% normal, and you'll probably feel a bit better for a while afterwards. If it's really bad go and see the staff who look after your pastoral care and just say that you are suffering. It's nothing to be embarrassed about and they will have seen the same thing hundreds of times before and will help you through it. I hope you're allowed to contact home as often as you like. At least that's easier now with mobile phones and social media. Years ago boarding school was like jail with twenty or 30 of us queuing for one phone to spend 5 minutes max talking to our parents. You'll start to feel better soon.
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do I freak out when I dance?

    Best answer: What do you mean by "freak out"? Is it just nerves, do you noticeably shake, do you really sweat, what happens? Try to "get in the zone" when you dance, where you forget you are being watched, all that matters is you and the music. Talk to your teacher about it, especially since she noticed.... show more
    Best answer: What do you mean by "freak out"? Is it just nerves, do you noticeably shake, do you really sweat, what happens? Try to "get in the zone" when you dance, where you forget you are being watched, all that matters is you and the music. Talk to your teacher about it, especially since she noticed. Maybe that would settle some of your nerves.
    4 answers · 2 months ago