Friday, April 5, 2013

My First Dance: Andrea Marcucci

1. What was your first experience with dance?

My very first experience with dance was in the gymnasium of my elementary school in Warminster. I remember that it was a mom and daughter ballet class and we used the backs of school chairs, all placed in a circle, as our barres. I don’t remember the name of the teacher, but it only lasted a few months as the teacher moved north and could no longer continue our classes. After this, I stopped dancing. I wasn’t brave enough to go to a dance school on my own, it wasn’t a common thing in our school. We were in the country, so most or all of the children played sports.

2. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger dancing self? 

DANCE!!!!!! Go to a ballet class! Be brave!

3. How have you evolved as a dancer since that first experience with

Well the difference now is that I don’t’ care if I’m on my own. If I see an experience that will help me grow as a dancer, I will take it no matter how scared it makes me feel inside. I feel like I am still finding my feet as a dancer. There is always so much to learn, every moment in dance is so different. I feel like I’m more playful with dance now and not so serious.

4. Off the top of your head, what are five words that describe dance to you?

Life, Breath, Freedom, Happiness, Soul

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