Dance your fears away

Today I will write about my Get Ahead option dance and my difficulties with it. Surely you ask will ask: ‘what difficulties?’

I just wanted to try hip hop and salsa because I used to dance ballet and now I wanted to try some different types of dance. It was a lot of fun for me, and within four days we had learned three dances with different dance types.

However, I had a shock on Thursday when I was reminded that we had a dance show on Friday. In the beginning, I was not bothered at all, but the closer the show came, the more restless I became. When it was almost time for the show I wanted to give up, but we were already on the way to the theatre so I realised that it was already too late. Suddenly it was all too much and I started to cry.

Quickly lots of people came around me and comforted me. But sometimes we have to find our own way through difficult times. The only think that could cheer me up in that moment was the thought that I would most likely never see anyone again. A short time after that the dance teacher approached me and allowed me to perform only one dance. I thought about it for a long time and finally I decided to dance! It was a good decision because after the show I was very proud of myself and I felt relieved. Furthermore, I had fun 🙂

So the lesson is, follow your  dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up!

Amelie (13) from Hamburg, Germany

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