Project: Breakdance Final Post

This will be my final post evaluating my 20 time experience this year in World Lit.

  • What did you enjoy about the experience?

I enjoyed being able to do something that I really enjoyed that we do not do at this school regularly.

  • What was the most challenging aspect of your Twenty Time project?

My most challenging aspect of my project was finding time both in and out of school to actually work on my dancing skills. During the first half of the year, it was fairly easy to go practice in the dance room. However, during the second semester, a dance class was being taught there so I was unable to use the space. This meant that I had to find time at home after my sports to practice which was very hard. Not only did I have sports but I also have to practice at least an hour and a half of piano every day to stay competitive. If that was not enough, then my homework load every night was not the easiest to manage. That said, I got a lot less time than I thought I would get to practice.

  • What is one thing you learned about yourself by participating in your Twenty Time project?

I learned how hard I have to work to squeeze even one more thing into my schedule these days. I also learned how I’m not always motivated, because a lot of the time I found myself too tired to work on my dancing so I didn’t…

  • What are you most proud of? Why?

I’m most proud of my video because I think it turned out pretty well. I think the editing could have been better of course, but I think it showcased a variety of different dancing ability and I’m proud of that.

  • What lessons did you learn from your successes?

I learned I need to keep on practicing once your get it down once. If you stop right after you do it correctly, then you will forget it. I learned this with windmills, I got it in the beginning, then stopped practicing and ended up losing it for a while. This could have been due to my core strength diminishing after not practicing for a while.

  • What lessons did you learn from your failures?

From my failures I learned that I needed to work on editing more before hand. I had only somewhat tried editing before making my final video. That was why some of the editing and transitions were a bit sloppy. But overall I think the video went pretty well.

  • What is one thing about this project you believe you’ll remember for a long time to come?

I mean, I’ll remember my video for a long time because it will be on my computer. But aside from that, I’ll really remember the experience of having 1 day out of 7 to just do what you want to do. It was so different from other classes where every day would be monotone and just grinding out work. Day 7’s would be my highlight and I would look forward to them every time.

  • What is something the teacher could have done to make this project better?

I don’t think there was anything the teacher could have done. They are supposed to be independent projects. If the teacher had gotten involved, I feel as though it would lose its fun and lightheartedness. I really liked this whole concept of 20 time.

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