My Experiences Singing and Performing...

While I was in college I joined Chorus, which is similar to a Choir or a Glee Club. We spent the semester learning songs and then at the end of it we put on a show. It was the one "class" that I looked forward to the most. And it gave me an easy A. But I didn't join the Chorus for the grade or the boost in my GPA for the semester. I joined because singing is a huge passion of mine and I love every minute of it.

It was a thrill being up on that stage, singing my heart out with the rest of my Chorus members. We only got to perform about 4 or 5 songs (with the exception of a solo or two) so my time on stage sadly was very short. Still, it was an experience I will never forget.

Unfortunately, I only got to take Chorus for four semesters - my junior and seniors years - as I didn't know about it the first two years of my college career. But at least I got to be a part of it for a short while, which to me is a blessing.

singing at a cruise talent show
singing at a cruise talent show
me at a piano
me at a piano

Dancing, Singing, Performing

I love singing and I love performing. Besides, being part of Chorus I have performed a few times in talent shows on cruise ships and have done karaoke too. It was a lot of fun and definitely created lasting memories.

I also love dancing. And when I hit the dance floor at parties and dance the night away I always sing at the same time. When I do this I feel like I am performing, like I am putting on a show for people, especially when there aren't that many people on the dance floor at the moment. I don't mind people watching me. I actually welcome it. And it feeds me with energy to keep on doing it.

Once I get on the dance floor it is hard for me to stop dancing and leave the dance floor. I am that passionate. I am that hooked. Usually the only thing that will get me off the dance floor is if a slow song comes on and no one offers to dance with me, or I am so tired that I feel like I will collapse at any moment.

Dancing makes me so energized and full of life. It also sets me free and lifts my spirits. Not that long ago, I had joined a Latin dance class (Latin Dances: Joyful, Healing and Empowering) that deals with energy. Whenever I had left that class I always felt so energized. Sadly it was only a five session class. I had enjoyed this class so much that it was bittersweet when the last class came to an end. I would love to have an on-going class like this, sadly the place where I took it doesn't have classes like this anymore.

I wish I could dance every day... And maybe I can. I don't need a dance class to dance. I can do it at home... So what if am dancing alone? I will still enjoy it a lot. And it would make for great exercise and will leave me energized too.

Singing and Writing Songs

Singing is a huge part of my life. I sing every day whether aloud or to myself, sometimes without even realizing it. Sometimes I sing songs written and recorded by others, but sometimes I sing the songs I've written myself.

Sometimes I may burst into song out of the blue, singing whatever pops into my head. When that happens a new song will come to emerge. I have written many songs in this way and they turned out great in the end.

That's probably the most fun thing to do. Not to sit at the computer and think about what song to write... but to actually start singing whatever comes into my head at the moment and have a song emerge from it...

I wish the songs I have written actually had music set to them. Unfortunately, I don't play any musical instruments for that to happen. But I do have melodies in my head for these songs and sing them whenever I feel like it.

I have written over 350 songs to-date. With so many songs written I decided to publish them in a book. So now I have three lyric books published (Soundtrack of My Life: Volume 1, Soundtrack of My Life: Volume 2, Melodies of the Heart). I am very proud of these accomplishments and it would be a huge honor if some of the songs would get recorded by others and made into hits. That would really be a dream come true.

My Latest Lyric Book

Melodies of the Heart
Melodies of the Heart

A book of emotional lyrics that will move you in many ways.

 

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lovebuglena 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thanks Nicola. Means a lot to hear you say that.


Nicola ward 4 years ago

Wow Lena you are so talented! Thank you for sharing with us.


Susan Joyner-Stumpf 4 years ago

This is a great hub, Lena. Thank you for sharing your passions with us. I know for a fact you a wonderful singer and equally talented songwriter.


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rauffray 4 years ago from BC, Canada

Great hub, Lena. You make so very valid points about singing, dancing, and performing in general.

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