I Commit to Change: Time To Buy New Dance Shoes
Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you that I have been planning to â€œDanceâ€ again a year ago.Â Every time I think of my broken dream as a dancer, I often say to myself â€œMaybe I should Dance Again.â€Â And, it ends thereâ€¦ I didnâ€™t really commit to finding dance class or doing something about it.
One person asked me when I was confused on what to do with my life and careerâ€¦
â€œWhat do you want to do in life, regardless of money, time and other factors.Â What makes you happy?â€
I immediately said, â€œI want to Dance again.â€
Memories of A Dancing Era
I have been dancing since grade school.Â I remember the first time the teacher acknowledge that they liked how I dance when I was in Grade 2.Â Since at that age I was taller than my classmates, they put me at the back-ish of the dancers.Â (Donâ€™t ask me why I was taller then but Iâ€™m an inch short to 5â€).Â The teacher noticed me and put me on the first row despite the fact that I was tallâ€¦ I didnâ€™t know why she did that but I must have done something right 🙂
I wanted to take ballet lessons since then.Â I was so jealous of my classmates changing to their ballet clothes after the class for their ballet lessons.Â Our family couldnâ€™t afford dance lessons however.Â So I just moved onâ€¦
I thought I stopped dancing thereâ€¦ It was in grade 6 that this dancing thing took over my life.
I have a poor memory, but the only thing I can remember is that I found myself in an audition room.Â Our school competes every year with other schools for the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) literary division.Â There were 5 girls and 5 guys leftâ€¦ They only need to pick 4 pairsâ€¦Â They asked me to dance the pieceâ€¦Â My memory was blurry but all I remember is that I got the spot! 🙂
Ever since, I danced on every opportunity there isâ€¦ If some programs needed intermission numbers, we danced hiphop.Â We even danced in some seminars outside of school and it was totally fun because we were excused from our classes just to dance 🙂
Ahâ€¦ remembering all that is blissâ€¦
In high school, I continued dancing and competed for NOPSSCEA again.
It was also in high school that I discovered cheerleading.Â I was obsessed with it!Â Especially when at that time, the movie â€œBring it on 1â€ was very very popular.Â I watched it like 20 times I think and I memorized the lines already lol
I danced a lot during high school that pretty much my face was on every dancing gig ever.Â On my last day in high school, I received letters and gifts fromâ€¦ wellâ€¦ I guess I can say â€œFansâ€â€¦ they were students from the lower batches and.Â I couldnâ€™t believe I also served as an inspiration to themâ€¦ It really melted my heart ^_^
In college, I continued cheerleadingâ€¦
I was part of a cheering squad 🙂
Okay, nobody knows except my college friends that I joined a Beauty Pageant lol.
There was a â€œTalent Portionâ€ of courseâ€¦
This was the first time I danced soloâ€¦
I must admit, I gave my all on that danceâ€¦ it was a mixture of ballet and hiphop.
After I danced, the crowd applauded like crazyâ€¦
I was in tearsâ€¦Â I was so HAPPY!
Why Iâ€™m sad 🙁
Notice the picturesâ€¦ they were just scans.
In my days, digital cameras are way expensive and I couldnâ€™t afford it.
My SOLID POINT:Â I wasnâ€™t able to capture my dancing era
ERGO:Â Itâ€™s as if it never happened!
What evidence would I show to my grandchildren?!?
My solo danceâ€¦ nobody captured it in video or even in stills.
I also stopped dancing after second year of college.Â My boyfriend at that time (now my ex obviously) wanted me to quit cheerleading and dancingâ€¦ He doesnâ€™t want other guys to get close to meâ€¦ You know in cheerleading where guys throw girls everywhere? yeahâ€¦ He was that jealous of a boyfriend who even didnâ€™t let me hang out with my girl friendsâ€¦ (haiz how I regret those days)
I gave up my crown as a dancer when I was in my second year of collegeâ€¦Â I had a lot of dancing engagements supposedly and I was supposedly a â€œleadâ€ dancer in many competitionsâ€¦ But I was stupid and I gave up dancingâ€¦ Now I let my best friend in college take over all of my dancing roles.
Who got the Special Literary Award for Dancing?
Not me of course 🙁
I cried when I realized what I gave up for some stupid love lifeâ€¦ College was done, I can not rewindâ€¦
Time for a Change
I must admit I got a little emotional writing thisâ€¦ Dancing is my passion and remembering my stupidity of letting love and immaturity take over me made me really hate myselfâ€¦
Itâ€™s time to renew myselfâ€¦
I need to move on from my horrid college memories and replace them with good ones.
Right now, my current boyfriend is very supportive of me dancing again :)Â Iâ€™m thinking â€“ any dance class will do!Â I love any dance!
Most important thingâ€¦ I am a performer.Â I love being on stage and perform.
I think, now is the time to make it happen againâ€¦
I Commit To Change
I shall Dance again!
I will find a dance class.Â Any, ballroom, hiphop, jazz, even pole dancingâ€¦
I am committed to UNBREAK my broken dreamâ€¦
Time to buy new dancing shoes 🙂
Committing to Change Can Make You a Winner
Do you also plan to change something in your life?
Perhaps becoming a more independent woman?
Changing boyfriends? (LOL) Iâ€™m just kiddingâ€¦
Want to go to school again?
Fulfilling your dreams?
Doing what you are passionate about?
Moving on with your career?
I know there must be somethingâ€¦ Why donâ€™t you join all other women committed to changing for the better.Â Not only will you be on your way to a new you, you would also get a chance to win Gift Certificates and other prizes if you post your commitment to change on I Commit To Change Facebook page.
You know what to doâ€¦ Are you ready for change within yourself?
to a better us,
follow your heart and your dream! ^_^
Go for it Hannah!
Tara, let’s dance! 😀
let’s go hiphop or jazz class!!! 🙂
I totally feel you on this! Ako rin. I miss the stage I was into theatre when I was in grade school (my family never watched kasi laging bz), I took ballet classes (but no evidence either kasi they didn’t watch). 4th year HS, I auditioned for the cheerleading squad and got in! Tapos nag Jazz lessons pa ako. hay..
Where are you taking classes? Plano ko magbelly, latin fitness, and maybe pole. hehe. Sana may samba malapit dito.
Wow, I didn’t know a lot of people can relate 😀
I want to learn ballroom (rhumba, salsa, etc) and pole dancing coz those two dances are not my forte! So, challenge lang on my part…
With pole dancing I think it can give me more confidence and grace on how I move…
I am starting to research pa where I could take dance class… will blog another post if I found one lol.. or BBM you if I find one, you might want to join me
Si Kristel game rin!!! Game ka tangela? maghahanap ako ha!!! Sabi mo yan!!!
@Mica I have danced enough for you eh? (reminds her to upload the parody or at least to show me)
Thank you Vernon ^_^ what’s yours? XD
Good for you to pick up dancing again 🙂 Thankfully i’ve always been able to come back to what I like doing best, photography 🙂
awwww, that’s so inspiring. you go girl!!! 🙂
I used to dance a lot too when I was still in elementary 😛 feeling ko ang galing-galing ko at ako dapat lagi leader kapag dance ang PE namin! HAHA!! Sa lahat ng school programs, nandun kami 😛 When I graduated from elementary, that was the end of my dancing.
Ako rin, gusto magballet school dati kaso mahal eh. Pero ngaun yung baby ko, gusto ko ipasok sa ballet school. 🙂 Sayang eh, muka kasing may potential, ginagaya nya lahat ng ballet scenes ng barbie movies sa bahay namin. 🙂 Kung hindi ako, sya nalang kung gusto din nya sumayaw 🙂
Go for it Hannah! Dance like nobody cares. It’s people with passion like you that makes this world a beautiful place. For ages now I’ve been looking for ballroom dance classes here but it’s so hard to convince Uncle Pat to go with me still hoping though. Good Luck!!!
Will upload later LOLOLS 😛
You and I are so much alike! 🙂 What school are you from by the way Hannah? Would you like to take free dance classes with me, soon? 🙂 Also I sometimes need dancers for rackets here and there, join us! i bet you’re a great dancer 🙂
awww 🙂 cute naman.. oo ipa dance lessons mo.. tapos i YouTube mo at ipa blog mo rin XD
awww.. Where are you now tita? Here in the Philippines there are a lot of ballroom dances 😀
OMG Sid… ARE YOU SERIOUS?!! OMG I WOULD LOVE TO IN ALL CAPS… HOW, WHEN WHERE!!! 🙂
very inspiring.. i like it.
Aww this is really a great story Hannah. You should definitely go for it..plus it’s a good exercise! 😉
I love your “I Commit to Change” story. Follow your heart and you’ll be happy. Good luck!
Wow, I felt like I was listening to a motivational speech and I can almost feel the energy vibrating everywhere…the determination to reach a goal.
I’m sure pretty sure soon I’ll be seeing videos and photos of Hannah in her dancing element in this blog, and who knows, on tv. 🙂
As to the pictures of your high school years, now that you’ve scanned them, they’re now digital. But of course, there’s no substitute for videos.
I always say to myself ‘Make No Regrets’! So dare to take the challenge and realize ur dreams…..it’s never too late as long as u still have the passion and fire in ur heart! GO girl~ 🙂
Still in Surrey but hopefully soon….but for now follow your dreams!!
yeah… but I only had little photos lol… Now, everything is digital and I’m planning to redo those memories slowly… woot… haha did it really sound like a motivational speech? I hope I can also inspire people to re-visit their dreams… It’s never too late to think about going for them again 😀
so true!!! Thanks for the push dear Jess mwah!
haha true… I have never set foot on a gym before but I was buffed and curved and toned well because of dancing… Now, I’m getting out of shape… so it’s really like hitting two birds with one stone 😀
Thank you dear 🙂 do you have your commitment to change as well? ^_^
Thanks Charmaigne, hope you can also share with us your commitment to change if you have one 😀
I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all is needed to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% sure. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Appreciate it
@Yoko.. it doesn’t cost anything much at all.. in fact.. I started building my blog at blogger.com for free… no payment at all.. yet I earned from ads. 🙂