SURVIVING A DANCE EXAM

Doing an exam of any type is hard, stressful, and tiring. The only type of exam that I’m familiar with would be dance.

On Tuesday, the 30th May, I did my first Contemporary exam.  I did the exam with four ours girls for my dance class. We got asked questions about the spine, the abdominal muscles, and a dancer called Doris Humphreys. That was probably the scariest part for all of us. I have done many ballet exams before this, but this is my first year doing Contemporary Dance.

So here is how to survive a dance exam.

Number One:  Don’t think about it.

 
 

Wait…No that’s wrong. What I meant to say was, don’t think about it too much, because you need to think about what your doing, otherwise you will walk around the room, marking your dances, trying to remember what the moves were, and look very silly. Yeah, not the greatest idea.

So, you need to concentrate so that you are able to remember your dances inside and out. But if you think way too much you will be able to tell on you face.

Number Two: Always remember to smile

Giving the examiner a nice natural smile is your gold ticket to victory. But make sure you don’t over do it though, because if you give her the biggest, most cheesiest and creepiest smile you’ve ever done, she will freak out and quickly begin to look around the room for something much more pleasant to look at.

Smile so that you are to see your top row of teeth, and give her a nice calming look.

begin to look around the room for something much more pleasant to look at.

Smile so that you are to see your top row of teeth, and give her a nice calming look.

 
 

Number Three: Make sure to have fun!

I know that sounds cheesy and all, but it’s true, if your not having fun then whats the point in doing it.

At one point it will be very hard and tiring, and just feel like giving up, you will find that after your exam is all over and done with, you wish you could do it all over again.

 
 

How I Make Myself Dance To My Full Potential

Float through the movements. Close your eyes, and play a song that you might need to be dancing to. Listen to how the music makes you feel. If it feels weird and uncomfortable that means it’s working. Now, open your eyes. What ever you are feeling right now is the way you need to perform it.

If you are doing an exam, I hope this helps! Let me know how you got on in the comments below.

Keep Dancing,

Rosalie xx