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Diary of a dancer

I am a dancer, and I recently performed in a dance show at Masque Theatre in Kettering. I am going to tell you what it was like for me to do the show.

I had been rehearsing for weeks and before I knew it, the weekend before the show was upon me and I felt extremely nervous and stressed out! During my first rehearsal I was scared of getting the steps mixed up but, in the end, although there was a point when I cried, I was proud of myself, and I know I did a great job. It didn’t take long to realise there was no point getting upset, I felt motivated and knew I had to keep practicing.

It took many rehearsals for me to feel ready, but I had a great time with my friends, and it was all worth it when we got on stage. Finally, it was the day of our first show and all the dancers were amazing. I was nervous but once the show started it was fun. I loved all the costumes and the makeup; I could literally taste hairspray from all the hairstyle changes and my hair was so crunchy!

There was still no time for rest as we still had two shows to do so we practiced for another full day. It was a long, tiring day but I still enjoyed it very much. My favourite part of that day was getting McDonalds for dinner! I made wonderful memories whilst practicing, performing and backstage and I can’t wait to do another show next year.

By Kitty Shelton
Photo credit: Georgia de Lotz on Unsplash

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