The Young Americans

The Young Americans

From January 9th to January 11th, Grade 6 will be participating in something called the Young Americans. The Young Americans is a group of people who are travelling all over the world performing/getting people to perform. This year, they have come to CDNIS and they are here for 3 days to get us more excited about dance.

I’m not looking forward to the Young Americans because I don’t like dancing, or singing and I don’t want to be one of those people who get chosen to perform by themselves. I’m not sure what I’m excited about, but i’m excited to see how my other friends react to the Young Americans (Because I know lots of my friends/classmates are really worried about the Young Americans)

January 10th is the second day. On the first day, we learned a lot, but that was only the opening. It turned out that they didn’t really force you to do anything, they just encouraged you. I’m still not really looking forward to the show, because I still am just as nervous as yesterday (I don’t like being frontstage), Even if I don’t like being front stage, somehow I ended up at the very back.

January 11th is the performance for the Young Americans, and I became just a bit more nervous because a Young American gave me & my friends a solo. I’m lucky because I just have to go up to the very front to say 1 word, and my friends have to go up and dance by themselves for 5 minutes. I am also more nervous because I forgot some of what we have to do and where we have to go.

During the performance, I felt a bit uncomfortable because our shirt was really big (And it was really hot), there was no water, and we couldn’t go to the bathroom when we needed to. I think the way we presented our performance was good. I wasn’t really nervous because if you went to the front, you’d only see the light any nobody in the audience.

I think that having the Young Americans here gave us a good experience (even if we don’t like singing or dancing).

Learning Buddies Spotlight Reflection

Learning Buddies Spotlight Reflection

On May 9th, there was a spotlight. There were 3 classes in the same grade performing the spotlight. The classes that participated were 1B, 1D and 1E. Our buddies were in the class 1E.

The things they all did good on was talking. The microphone wasn’t working so then they had to shout. Sometimes when people shout in a spotlight or assembly, it’s not that loud. I think it’s mostly because they are shy. In this spotlight the people who needed to talk knew when to talk, and I think they did a good job.

The attitudes my buddy displayed changed throughout the spotlight. At the start she was confident because she wasn’t afraid to do anything. In the middle when they were dancing, she wasn’t very confident because she would always run to the back so nobody could see her. I also lost her so I couldn’t keep track of where she ran.

The attitude all the classes displayed was open minded because when they were dancing they needed a new partner and they did not care whether it was a girl or a boy. I think they also showed Enthusiasm because they I saw that they had a lot of fun and they were always smiling.

The spotlight was good. It’s just that there are some things that they needed to work on is maybe  on their transition because they did not listen very carefully on the teacher’s sign whether to go to the spot they need to go next so they got left behind a little bit. Other than that, they did a really good job.

The Different elements of Performing Arts and Visual Arts is that they needed to create a script. They also needed to plan what a head of the big guy looks like. They also needed to know how to do all those dance moves. They also needed to memorise the script and know when they were going to talk without other people reminding them.
I enjoyed watching their spotlight and I hope to see another one soon.

Spotlight

Spotlight

On January 11th, our class had a spotlight. A spotlight is showing what we learned in Performing Arts. Our theme was The Amazing Race, instead we named it The Amazing Musical Race which is based on a T.V show. The Amazing Race is when people are in teams and they travel around the world to complete challenges to be the winners of The Amazing Race.

 

What went well was we memorized all of our lines before the spotlight started. We knew when to come out from backstage and to go back in. We also knew where to stand on the stage.

 

If I could improve the spotlight I think that we should speak louder because we didn’t have microphones. We could have also not have our backs facing the audience while we were speaking.

 

I enjoyed performing. I enjoyed being backstage because we were having a lot of fun backstage. I am looking forward to the spotlight next year.