For the last 4 weeks in Physical Education, we have been working on a dance unit and we have been learning and adapting our own dances to Gangnam Style and a Dinner dance. Our first week we started practicing the gangnam style dance. We looked carefully into the dance and the details in it. Our next step was taking on a assignment. Where we have to take have of the dance and adapt it into a different dance. My partner was Anna and we did a really good job in it. I remember that we both had many ideas but we agreed on making them together. So we both participated very well.
Our dinner dance we were put into groups of 8 Sena, Raveena, Yudai, Johan, Zerric, Elina and Alex. Then we planned what song we wanted to use for our dance. Our first choice was a very funny song called rice and curry but Mr. Thomas gave the class some tips on choosing a song most people knew so we chose “Ghosts ‘n Stuff” by DeadMou5. We first looked to Raveena and Elina due to their history in dancing and we asked them to start off the dance. The did there jig and so we decided that it would be cool to do pattern kind of moves. Or something like a domino affect. We had multiple ideas but in the end we found one great dance we could put into the dance. Harlem Shake. A trend on youtube that went for maybe 1 and a half month so why not join it. After that we had a dance we were satisfied with.
In conclusion to the dinner dance I think I was a “okay” leader because I couldn’t always get people to listen, I could really share my idea’s but I got to start. I thought of everyone else’s opinion and put thought into it.
Then came the Gangnam Style (if thats how you spell it.) part of our unit. We had to come into 2 partners to adapt and create a slightly new second half of the Gangnam Style. My partner was Anna and we had no problem deciding the dance moves. We came up with them fairly quickly and started practicing. We mainly chose dance moves that went with the beat. Some of the dance moves we kept similar and some of them the same (just to keep the mood of Gangnam Style)
In conclusion to the Gangnam Style dance. I think I contributed as much as I could. I was able to share my opinion and get my feedback aswell. I really liked working with Anna because she makes things more interesting then it already is.
Our Unit question has been “What Makes a Good Performance?”
We discussed this questions a lot and we came up with some words too for example: Flow, Synchronization, Energetic, Organized, Different and fun. These words all represent and bring the dance together to look great. No matter what good dance you come across those words will have been said to organize the dance. We need more flow, Its Not energetic. If you want a great dance use words to build up the dance and improve it too. And making a good performance means contribution. Without you there is no dance. Cause you make it your dance.