In writing this essay, I wish to explain my experience in my dancing class this term. I will put
across how I undertook my courses, how they were, and to a further extension of the challenges and the
successes I encountered throughout my study. The essay will reflect on the contribution of the studio
instructor towards my success in the dance class. In the essay, I will also highlight how and when I
developed an interest in dancing and the entire physical practices. In summary, the article is an analysis of
this term’s experience in the studio.
Dancing is a sort of a physical activity. Dancing is simply an energy-consuming exercise (Lemos,
Meereis, Guadagnin, & Mota, pg.129). I developed an interest in dancing moves at my tender age. I
promised myself to join a class to the same effect, and this term, I moved beyond my comfort zone. My
interest was a result of frequently watching games and music videos, which I almost got addicted to. I
joined a studio for my classes. The instructor had a good understanding of beginners, and he employed
pretty perfect strategies to help me master the moves as soon as possible.
Although dancing is a practical exercise, our class was not practical all through. Sometimes, the
instructor also let us listen to music and experience the feeling of flying and a wiggle. We trained some
ballet moves and turns. We watched videos of new moves such as jazz, contemporary dance, hip hop and
others, which I later practiced. We had to write other steps ourselves, repeated them, touching the ground
and jumping. The trainer advised us to try more and diversified moves and styles.
Our instructor was determined to ensure that every learner is flexible and masters the moves.
Many of the activities in the studio were practical. The teacher spared us sometime to engage in group
discussions. The discussions set a good platform to share ideas and come up with new moves. For
instance, through discussions I realized that thorough practice was essential for mastery of the steps.
Interacting with comrades brought up new moves, and of our own.
My main progress was as a result of the excellent guidance by the trainer. The teacher showed us
the main points of focus, which he emphasized on every time. The trainer was apt in identifying some
critical challenges several trainees had, I included. The studio instructor, for instance, would easily
realize us making moves against the rhythm and correct it. The advice of listening to the beats, and
dancing rhythmically, played a major role in keeping us in lane.
Additionally, more measures were put in place to keep learners in the studio satisfied in the
classes. The instructor was always encouraging. No one of the students could feel pissed off by not
mastering the moves within the first few days. The studio director kept building confidence in all the
members equally, even though he insisted much on learning the steps. The entire learning process was
fun, and whenever I was away, I missed the studio. The incorporation of gymnastics with the dance
classes made it even more attractive and advantageous to all the learners.
It is in the dancing classes, where I identified many of my strengths and weaknesses concerning
physical exercises. First, I realized that I was quite fast in understanding choreography. I was able to
master a new dance style in a short period, compared to my colleagues. I took the quick mastery of moves
as usual until the instructor came to seek whether I was a professional dancer since childhood. Another
strength I learned is that I am flexible, and I am hardly forgetful of the moves.
With the strengths and weaknesses, our instructor offered me a number of strategies which saw
me success in the class. Working alongside comrades was a good step I took. I helped my friends
remember the moves, and in that way, I practiced more. It is in the same regular practice that I gained the
spirit of working harder and soon, and I was able to jump up and down. I would turn more abruptly and
dance with the rhythm. I taught myself to perform private practices when I was not in the studio. I also
started warming up session where I would remind myself some moves minutes before I went to the studio
In conclusion, the entire term was terrific. I gained a good understanding of dancing, and more
physical exercises offered free. I gained more than the moves. I learned that practice is essential for good
health. Working hard on improving on your weaknesses can see you excel when combined with the
strengths (Pines, Rachyl, & Giles, p.85). Motivation also is a key to attain success as well as working as a
Pines, Rachyl, and Howard Giles. "Dancing while Aging: A Study on Benefits of Ballet for Older
Women." Anthropology & Aging 41.1 (2020): 83-94.
Lemos, Estele Caroline Welter Meereis, Eliane Celina Guadagnin, and Carlos Bolli Mota. "Influence of
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