Jessica’s hobbies

Hi everyone!

My hobbies are dancing and participating in theatre productions.

I started dancing around the age of 3, where I started doing ballet and then slowly started trying different types throughout the years (hip-hop, jazz, tap, contemporary, modern, stage, etc.). I have been doing dance for about 12 consecutive years now. I dance competitively, which means that I go to competitions and compete against other dances in our category. I am in a category of an older age group because when I was 10 they decided I should be “levelled up” in a sort of sense, which means that I am now 15 years old dancing with 17/18 year olds. I currently do jazz dance intensively for 2 hours each week. Previously I danced anywhere from 4-6 hours a week, but once I entered high school I found it to be too much on my schedule and I had to drop out of a few classes. I think that just doing two dance classes each week is a good amount, because it gives me the opportunity to do other things and take time to complete homework. Dance also keeps me active and confident.

My other hobby is theatre. I have been participating in theatre productions since I was around 8 years old. I have been participating in school plays and musicals and I would act as characters like Fairy Godmother from Cinderella, Lucy from A Charlie Brown Christmas and others. I really enjoy theatre because it gives me the opportunity to really understand the thinking of another person and understand how they would think and react to a certain situation. I also enjoy acting because I find it really interesting and just fun to do.

I believe that I enjoy both of these hobbies because they are outlets for expression without boundaries – art has always been something that I have used to express my emotions ever since I was young. Theatre and dance have a very emotional connection with me and I couldn’t imagine my life without them. They are not only a part of who I am but have also shaped me to become the person I am today.

-Jessica O’Brien-Visbisky

One Reply to “Jessica’s hobbies”

  1. Lauren Jang
    on December 6, 2019 at 3:52 am said:
    Hey Jessica,
    I think it’s very interesting how both of your hobbies are related and can be useful in many different areas such as musical productions. Although dance appears as one topic, in my opinion, it’s very complex because there are a variety of dance styles that are very different like Hip hop and Ballet, but as a great dancer you have to be proficient in both. Lastly, it’s upsetting that your passion has to come second to your education, but as a grade 12, I can relate to having to pull back on the number of after school activities within your busy schedule. Anyways great post and I can’t wait to hear more about your hobbies.

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