Wednesday, 14 June 2017

How To Dance Hip Hop Style! By Chloe M

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Hip Hop is a style of popular music of US black and Hispanic origin, featuring rap with an electronic backing. Many people know Hip Hop as a competition for the best dancers, or just a fun way to spend time.

Hip hop is a subculture and art movement developed by African-Americans and Latinos from the South Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s. White people unfamiliar with hip hop culture often used the expression “Hip Hop” to refer exclusively to hip hop music (also called “rap”), hip hop is characterized by anywhere from four to nine distinct elements or expressive realms, of which hip hop music is only one element.

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For Hip Hop you have to use passion! No one wants to see a really good dancer have no emotion what so ever?! The audience wants to see fiery passion, something that just shows them that you are a great dancer and take it very seriously. Of course you don’t want to be all over the place with heaps of unnecessary emotions. Because Hip Hop is different from Jazz, or Ballet, or any other dancing. In Hip Hop you have use facial features, strong movements and body language.

Image result for hip hopIn Music there is always a beat, and in Hip Hop you have to follow the beat, the only reason people muck up, is because they don’t listen to the beat. Listening to the beat is a necessary part of Hip Hop, everyone should follow the beat so they get good timing and do the right actions. It isn’t very easy trying to follow the beat, but if you just practice, practice, practice, it will look really cool and make you stand out.

Now that you know what Hip Hop is, what passion to use, and to listen to the beat you can go and try out some new Hip Hop moves.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Why you should play basketball.

Since I was 7, I’ve loved the sport basketball. Basketball is a sport where there is 5 player on the court and there is a lot of movement and there are players running everywhere. If you want to play basketball the experiment you would need is a pair of basketball shoes, socks, and a sports t shirt.

In the game of basketball there are a lot of rules. Just some of the rules are 24 second shot clock, back court, double dribble and traveling. There are heaps and heaps of more rules to go, but there are some of the main ones. If you want to take basketball to a high level then you could buy some skins, or a headband, because if you get a arm skin it will make it easier to shoot the basketball, or if you get a head band it will stop all of the sweat going on your head.

When you want to play basketball there isn’t many basketball courts you can and go play basketball, but in Auckland city where the main skate park is, there Is a really big basketball court with NBA hoops. If you want to take basketball seriously then you should go to the counties Manukau basketball trail to try and see if you get into a team, because if you do you will get great coaching and great practices.

After listening to all of the reasons of why you should play basketball, ‘are you’. It’s fun, easy to play and he can get extremely fit from playing the sport.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

How To Play Football

Have you ever wondered how to play Football, well today I am going to explain how to play the amazing game of Football. Football came from the country of England which started in the late 1800’s. The first Footballs were made out of inflated leather. Now days Footballs are made out of polyester or cotton blend. The goal of the game is to score a goal in the opposing team's net by kicking the ball into it.

There are eleven players on the field for Football. The players are : GK (Goalkeeper), LB (Left Back), RB (Right Back),  LCB (Left Centre Back), RCB (Right Centre Back, LM (Left Mid), RM (Right Mid), CM (Centre Mid), LW (Left WIng), RW (Right Wing) and CF (Centre Forward). The backs mainly stay on their half of the field. The midfielders basicly move up and down the field and the forwards mainly are up the field.

The rules for Football are If the goalie picks up the ball he/she will have to kick it from inside the box but if their teammate passes the ball to the goalie he/she can’t pick it up. A throw in is taken when the ball crosses a sideline or leaves the field. For a proper throw-in you have to have both feet planted on the ground and to throw the ball with both hands over the head. The offside rule means if he/she is in the opposing team's half of the field and is also inline with the goal line as well as past the last defender with the ball their offside.

So why don't you go ahead buy a Football and have a game with your friends and give it a crack or maybe even join a Football club. So if you never knew how to play Football and read my explanation I hope you now know how to play Football.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

How to Dance

Image result for danceWho of you are dance moms lovers over here? Well I know that I am, but have you ever thought that you might want to be a bit like them. You know the dancing and the flexibility, well you’re in luck because I am here to teach you how to dance. Before I get on with the cut you may want to know what dance is actually all about. Dance means to move one's feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps, especially to the accompaniment of music. To leap, skip, etc.Aas from excitement or emotion; move nimbly or quickly: to dance with joy.

Image result for danceDance involves the rhythmic movement of the human body, usually to music. It is one of the oldest forms of human expression. Dance movements are often closely related to the gestures of everyday life. dance - Student Encyclopedia (Ages 11 and up) It is the wedding of movement to music. If you want to qualify for dance you will need to feel the beat of the music and be able to improv dance, when I say improve dance I mean you will need to be able to have music start playing and being able to just dance. The skills that are needed for dance is flexibility and being fit. You don’t have to be flexible when you start dance because you will gain the flexibility as you grow as a dancer. To be fit all you need to do is go for a run everyday for about ten minutes.

Image result for danceNow you may be asking what are the different styles of dance. Many people enjoy doing something upbeat like Hip Hop or Jazz, or some people will choose something more relaxed like Contemporary or Ballet. Those are just the more popular styles of dance but there is more styles than those four. If you want to do Jazz then you just need to be able to keep up with fast and upbeat music but if you want to do contemporary that's where the flexibility becomes a bit more helpful.

Image result for danceKnow you may want to know what do people mean when they say “movements in dance”. This simply means that Dance is a performance art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture. If you want to gain more flexibility you just need to do certain stretches daily for up to about eight weeks maximum. Some people think that dance won’t impact you when you are older, but research says that if you dance you will have the following benefits:
  • improved condition of your heart and lungs
  • increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
  • increased aerobic fitness
  • improved muscle tone and strength
  • weight management
  • stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • better coordination, agility and flexibility
  • improved balance and spatial awareness
  • increased physical confidence
  • improved mental functioning
  • improved general and psychological well being
  • greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • better social skills.
So there you have it I have taught you how to be a good dancer, how to choose what style of dance you like, how to gain more flexibility and how dance will impact on your life when you are older.
Why you should play Netball !!!

Image result for netballPlaying Netball is a great way to move around a lot more and get fit with your fitness level, if you're always tired and playing Netball get’s you a pretty good way to spend much more time with your family if you're playing with them or any other friends.Netball “what does Netball do?”,Netball can help with many things and it can help you learn new moves every time.So come on get off your lazy butt and go play some Netball.

Starting off with playing Netball,you have to chose 7 players to go on the court and play for the team every quarter of the game there would be subs and players on the court.Then everyone has to get in position where the lines are and wait for the whistle to blow.The whistle blows and the game starts.

Image result for netballEach player would be defending a different partner from another team and trying to get the ball off them,If we have the ball try to get  it back to your hoop to score the goals but don’t let the other team take it off you.Once the ball is at the end of your goal quickly give it to the shooters in your group and let them score the goal.Keep doing it til the whole game has finished and then find out your results if your won or not.
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If you like you could play more Netball matches at school against your friends and enjoying life as you play and just remember that you have to defend and get the ball to your side of the court to win.

That’s why you should play Netball,having fun and spending time outdoors instead of indoors being lazy,and you could learn a lot of new moves just for playing Netball and next time you could teach another student how to play.

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Chess is a game that was created back in the 6th century and were in the 21st century so that makes it quite an old boardgame.If you’ve ever played risk or checkers which uses strategy just like chess and if you liked those two games this is the game for you. The rules can be a bit hard to learn but once you do it can be pretty fun.
This game other than checkers has stronger and weaker characters one of them is a pawn similar to the normal checkers piece but moves forward instead of diagonally, then there is the Rook or Castle as some say this piece can move horizontally and vertically however many ways it feels (the board is 8x8).Then there is a Horse it has the ability to jump over any player but can only move in an L shape (1x3) in any direction.The next character is the Bishop it can only move diagonally in any it seems fit and is one of the main pieces for the 4 move checkmate.

Next is the Queen. The is one of the strongest pieces in chess .She can move anyway (Diagonally, Vertically and horizontally)but she cannot do what the Horse can, she cannot jump over players or go in an L shape. If you're in our school and wanna give it a go we have one in our very own school.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

How to play netball

Have you ever wondered that you might have wanted to play netball? Well, if you have, your in luck because here is my writing piece of how to play netball and all of the stuff you need to know about it, but before we get on with the writing you may be wondering, what is netball? Netball is a seven-a-side game in which goals are scored by throwing a ball so that it falls through a netted hoop. By contrast with basketball, a player receiving the ball must stand still until they have passed it to another player.

Image result for netballFirstly, you need 7 players on the court at all times, there are four quarters and you need to figure out if you are a Shooter, Mid-Court or Defence. Finding out what you play can be easy. Some people start off by looking at their height. They do that because tall people will mainly be a defender or a shooter and the shorter people would usually be better at Mid-Court. If you play a shooter you would be Goal attack (GA) or Goal shoot (GS) if you play Mid-Court your position will either be Centre (C) or Wing attack (WA). If you play a Defender you position will either be Wing Defence (WD), Goal Defence (GD) or Goal keep (GK).

Image result for netball  hoopSecondly, you need to know the rules of netball. The rules of netball are simple you are only allowed to hold the ball for 3 seconds. You are not allowed passed your position line and you have to be 3 feet when your player has the ball. Those are only just a few of them but they are simple. In netball you can not step with the ball, you and your team mates have to get it down the court and your shooters will be in the circle waiting for you to pass so they can get a goal for your team.

Image result for netball shoesThirdly, If you play netball for your school (like I do) you play at the a.m.i in Panmure and if you are in a club team you play on Saturday mornings at Papakura. You could also have so much fun with your friends when you are playing, also you will love playing it. On your netball dress you have to put your position on the front and the back with velcro.

In conclusion, I hope that I have helped you to play netball. And just remember:
  • Figure out where you play.
  • Learn the rules.
  • When you play.

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