Last Thursday I attended a dance workshop taught by Link from Elite Force. Now for awhile the whole dance scene was in the back of my mind ever since I first watched Step Up but I never really got into it as it just felt like it would be easily attainable. Watching the videos of different dancers, popping & locking, breaking, free styling; it all just looked so effortless and easy.
But Oh how wrong I was.
The moment Link got us into some warm up routines, I was all over the place. I seriously felt nervous because I was alongside other people who have had dance experience and I am here screwing up horribly. But then the nervous feeling just melted away because I accepted the truth that yes I have no dance experience and if I am to know what not to do then I have to first make mistakes.
Right then I no longer felt nervous but instead I began to try harder and actually wound up enjoying the whole session a lot more than I initially thought.
Experiencing how challenging break dancing really is, it made me respect dancers in a whole new light because having the level of muscle control and attention to the count of the beat really is hard, not impossible though, just hard.
Being able to pull off sick moves that look effortless to spectators only goes to show their achievement in mastering how to move their bodies to the music.
With practice and passion, I’ll learn to improve myself now that I know that just because something looks easy, doesn’t mean that it always is.
Also, a big Thank You to Chiu Chiu Train as she offered me this once in a lifetime opportunity =)