Inspiration for a dance might come to you from a piece of music, but it could be an idea, a story, or a photograph. Once you’ve found your inspiration, put on some music and try some movements. Try changing the speed, and introducing pauses. If you have more than one dancer, try different combinations. Then put all the elements together in an imaginative way that expresses your idea.
You’ll need to be creative and determined, with good coordination. You don’t need to be thin; dance teachers are more interested in the size of your talent than your waist. To practise your dance work, you’ll need a studio, a gym or even a squash court! However, your own bedroom or living room can do just as well. You can always practise outside in a local park. It’s free and spacious. A graffiti-covered wall could make the perfect background for a contemporary piece.
Remember: as a dancer your own body is your most important piece of equipment. Learn how to take care of it. It’s essential to warm up to avoid unnecessary injuries. Eat a balanced diet to stay healthy, preferably with the help of a dietician.
The world of dance is incredibly competitive so you’ll need to stand out from the crowd. If you set up your own dance company, you’ll need a good group of people. The choreographer will work with dancers and even DJs or musicians. If you’re taking it seriously, you’ll also need someone for the organization and marketing. Use performance opportunities at school or college. Try to find a number of events so people can see your work as much as possible. Once you have put on your own event – it is possible that you will think about following a career in dance. Good luck!
1. Write a summary of the text in English, including the most important points, using your own words whenever possible (maximum 50 words.
2. Explain in English the meaning of the following expressions as used in the text:
b) The world of dance is incredibly competitive: Many people who dance are extremely good and all of them try to be the best.
3. Complete the second sentence of each pair so that it has the same meaning as the first one.
a) You can always practise outside in a local park. It’s free and spacious.
b) Dance teachers are more interested in the size of your talent than your waist.
c) It is possible that you will think about following a career in dance.
d) It’s essential to warm up to avoid unnecessary injuries.
4. Answer the following questions in your own words.
a) What personal qualities do you need to start a profession in dancing?
A person who wants to be a professional dancer needs creativity and determination and they / (s)he need(s) to coordinate well. They don’t / (S)he doesn’t need to be thin but they / (s)he need(s) talent and good health. They / (S)he have / has to be competitive too, because it’s a very competitive world.
b) Which other people do you need in order to become a professional dancer?
If you want to become a professional dancer, first you need to have a dance teacher. For your food you need a dietician, and then you’ll need a good group of people if you want to organize a dance company. Also, if you are really serious about it, you’ll need a choreographer, DJ’s, musicians, and even people who will organize / to organize and market your events.
5) Are you a competitive person? Is it good to be competitive? (Approximately 100 words)
I am competitive in sports like football and handball, because I want to help my team, and I am happier when the team wins. However, at school when I am studying I do not worry so much. If my friends need to copy from me I always lend my notes to them. Too much competition is not healthy because you will not have many friends if you don’t cooperate. I hope that when I go to work I will feel the same, because my father tells me it’s horrible to go to work with a bad atmosphere where everyone is fighting with everyone else.