MY SPECIAL HOBBY
Practically every person has his or her own hobby; whether its a sport, collecting certain items, or something one takes their time practicing. Personally, I never thought I ever had a hobby. As a matter of fact I wasn’t even sure what a hobby actually was. Then I got to thinking and I finally realized that My Hobby Essay was dancing. Yes, I know that to some people dancing is not considered a true hobby; but the way I see it, if I enjoy dancing and spend my precious time doing it, then I have every right to consider it as my special hobby.
As far as I can remember about my childhood, I have always loved to dance. Dancing was just my thing. I remember attending ballet classes when I was five years old. I would learn the routines so quickly that the instructor would sometimes ask me to help her teach the other students. The greatest part of being in ballet was attending the ballet recitals. That was when each of us let ourselves shine in front of our family and friends.
I always thought that the crowd was watching my every move and thinking, “Wow, that girl dances so gracefully.” Just thinking that made me try even harder to be the best I could. I would practice every day after school and right before bedtime, too. It didn’t even matter to me if there was no music playing, I just kept on dancing.
Becoming a famous dancer was one of my greatest childhood dreams. I believed that one-day I would get the chance to be a dancer like those in the Music Television Videos (MTV).
I especially looked up to the girls who danced in the Madonna and Janet Jackson videos. I would watch those videos time and time again just to get their dance steps down. Once I got their “latest moves” down cold I would practice them in front of my full-length mirror. My friends and I would then attempt to dance like them at our little Junior High dances. The funny part was we even had dance competitions to see which one of us was a better dancer. Of course the winner was never announced, according to the principal, “We were all excellent dancers.
” However, I always had that feeling in my mind that if it ever came down to it, I would have won the contest.
I simply don’t just dance because I have to, but I do it for pleasure as well. It’s not like the only type of dancing I do is formal. To me, it really does not matter where I am or whom I am with, as long as I am into the music, I will get up and dance. Whether I am at a formal dance (PROM), a party, or even a club, I make sure that I get my share of dancing done. It really gets on my nerves when a person says, “I don’t know how to dance.
” I mean how can a person not know how to dance? It’s not as if there is a specific dance step that every person abides by. All there is to it is feeling the beat of the music and moving your body. I suppose it just comes natural to me since I’ve been dancing my whole life.
Did you know that it is a proven fact that dancing is excellent exercise? Perhaps that is another reason why I love it so much. Dancing is actually aerobics. Every time I dance I feel like I just lost a few pounds which makes me feel remarkable.
I still remember at my senior prom, my date and I danced practically every song. The next morning we were both in pain. We were so sore from our waist down it was hard to even move. Boy, we sure got a workout. It seems like every time I dance, I end up sore the next day, but I actually like that. At least I know that I am getting some sort of a work out.
Sure I’ve been dancing since I was young, and I still catch myself dancing in front of mirrors, and I find .