Before you read this blog post, I am very proud of my friends when they get their medals at dancing. Most of the time they do deserve it, and at some point and I will see them in music videos or on the West End stage. And when they are on the West End stage I will be there buying a ticket to go and see them and support them. I put this first as some of the rest of the blog post might seem a bit like me moaning. That is just my opinion.
At the moment I'm not really into dance competitions, I'm not sure if it is the fact that last year I completely mucked up my bellet, and that I really wasn't confident on stage (not like the rest of my dance friends) or the fact that even if you think you have done well, you are really proud of yourself, you still get really bad marks and don't really get anything to show for it. Or the fact that it's always the same people that get first, or if you're a boy and didn't do that well you'll still probably be first because you're a boy and they try to encourage boys into dancing more.
The parents get way into it as well. Once I caught one of the mums shouting at the kid before he went on stage because he forgot one of his moves when he was practising. I don't mean a little shout, it was a big shout out, I felt really sorry for him. And did I mention it all happened just before he was about to go on stage to perform this dance. That is not a nice thing to do to the kid. It's absolutely horrible.
I'm not sure what my mum is like when I'm at a dancing competitions, I know that she feels really nervous for me and when I get nervous she always says it's up to me if I want to go on stage still. She lets me pick out whichever dress I want for that solo and she always tells me don't worry what happens and that she'll always be proud of me. But she does say to me before I enter any competitions it's up to me how much work I put in. If I put in a lot of effort in I will do well, if I don't put in effort then I won't. She will not push me but she says I should not let my friends down (that's if I'm doing a group dance) and that if you're working in a group you work as a team, because otherwise you are only as bad as the worst person. I didn't have a clue what that meant first of all but after she explained it to me I got it, it means that if you are the worst person the whole group is the same level as you. If your friend is the worst person you are at there level as it's a group, so you work as a team. Don't moan if someone's got a bigger part that you, it just might mean that they are slightly better than you are at that part.
There is one main thing I like about competitions and that is getting my make up and hair done, choosing a very pretty dress and working hard on a dance to the point where it's at perfection, and you are doing the moves perfectly.