LOVE FOR DANCE

¨Titli¨ Performance Annual Recital at Broad Run High School (Year taken- unknown)

We are encouraged to try things at a very young age to feel a spark to a particular thing. As an only child, my parents wanted me to try everything from karate to remembering prayers at an academy. My thought process as a five year old was to let my parents have the satisfaction of me trying new things, then bawl my eyes out and stop it. I eventually realized that I couldn’t sit at home and watch cartoons 24/7 so I started caring

My parents didn’t know about me secretly dancing in my bedroom to bollywood songs, but they did find out and decided to put me in a dance academy. I was with my friend so I  felt a little comfortable. As years passed on we grew up but my friend and I were separated because I took a small break from dance.That was my mind set eight years ago when I started dance.

When I came back to the academy, I found a friend and we talked, today she is one of my best friends along with seven other girls. As I grew older and danced more, I realized that it is important to enjoy what you are doing and who you are doing it with.

You should not feel restricted to have a conversation with them just about the sport or event that you are preparing for. One of my friends told me that she was afraid that she would be the black sheep of the group because we had been dancing for years, but we all were on that boat sometime in our life. You could say when you try something you don’t have the fear of the sport itself, but more of the people who will be with you.