For this blog we were asked to tell about the last time we went out of our comfort zone. The last time I really stepped out of my comfort zone was on our trip when we learned a song from the Broadway show Matilda, but that wasn't really that big of a deal, I actually use to do dance stuff like that. The last time that I really stepped out of my comfort zone was at the Solo Ensemble Festival.
One reason I chose the Solo Ensemble Festival is because it was also the last time that I got really stressed. I don't really get stressed that often, but doing things solo that are as important as Solo Ensemble really get me nervous. It is out of my comfort zone bigtime. I don't like doing it at all. It's always kind of scary.
Another reason is because it's something I have only done once before. Also, this second time I had a much harder song to play and I tried my best to be prepared but I was not ready enough. Not being fully prepared and stepping out of your comfort zone makes it pretty hard to play correctly, and not playing very good for a judged song makes it even more uncomfortable.
Finally, dancing with some friends is different than playing a solo in front of a judge. I think that everyone steps out of their comfort zone when doing Solo Ensemble because most of the time you step out of your comfort zone you are either with your friends or with someone who would not judge you, but it's part of Solo Ensemble. You specifically get judged and critiqued by someone who has the title of judge, so it's a little more awkward when you know you are getting judged.
I don't step out of my comfort zone very often. Well, come back soon for some more, bye!
I am in 8th grade in my school's Advanced Media class. I love this class and I have been having lots of fun in it. This past year we went to San Diego, where STN was held, and the year before it was in Orlando. This year it was in Atlanta, Georgia.