Hello y’all! (cringe, I sound so strange) I am a rhythmic gymnast and ballet dancer. My dance history goes back to when I couldn’t even walk. My parents would play music and I would just wiggle my body and shake my butt
When I was two, my parents enrolled me at a ballet school. I was a wild child and just did not listen to the coach. I just choreographed my own cute routines. So, off to another dance school. My second dance school, I was a little more obedient so I continued there.
Due to being bullied for being girly, I turned straight into a tomboy. I claimed to hate pink, and pretended to be embarrassed about doing ballet in my past. I stopped ballet and began fencing, basketball and swimming. This continued until I was 11.
When I transitioned into secondary school, I was like woohoo I can be meeee. So, I began cartwheeling and leaping and dancing. I made my own rhythmic gymnastics ribbon out of sewing ribbon and picked up ballet again. And I told my mum that I wanted to do rhythmic gymnastics, and so I started. I was 12 at that time, so I started really late- most people start at like 5. Luckily, I already had a ballet background so I could do the splits and was pretty flexible, and basic gymnastics skills like cartwheels were just kind of something every girl could do at my school I also began figure skating.
I’m now 13, and go to a rhythmic gymnastics school that’s produced amazing athletes. I enjoy it every time I go. Because of my mental illnesses, I’m currently going to school part-time-ish, so I have lots of time. I train four hours a week, and we’re planning to go up to 6, and to increase my ballet hours. What dance-y things do you do? What’s your story?
- Latin dance
- Street dance
- Break Dance (is that the same thing as street dance??)
- Hip hop
- Ballroom dance
- Figure skate
- Rhythmic gymnastics
- Artistic gymnastics
- Acrobatic dance
- I don’t dance, and don’t want to
- I don’t dance, but I want to