Friday, October 21, 2016




I have never been a huge music fanatic, but because of dance I have had a lot of interaction with it. I have listened to classic music for ballet and slow contemporary music for modern, lyrical, and contemporary. I also listen to hip hop music and upbeat/pop music for jazz. I use a lot of Disney music and whatever is popular at the time when I am teaching so that the kids stay entertained throughout the entire class. Overall I do not really listen to very much music at home or on my down time, but I listen to a lot of music while I am dancing. I did a contemporary dance to the songs roses and violets by Alexander Jean this past June.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

I love our forest that surrounds us. The redwood forest is a special and unique ecosystem. The part I love the most is how peaceful it can be. I find it strange that in a place that is so quiet you can distinctly hear so many different sounds. If I had to pick one thing in our area that I love the most it would be that. There are so many animals and plants and trees. One of the most distinguishable things  is the smell, it's fresh and clean. One of the things that our county is not.
If I were to change one thing in our area it would be the cleanliness. People don't care about our environment anymore. They don't see that what they do now will affect people hundreds of years in the future. The amount of trees being cut down, how much garbage is carelessly thrown on the ground, the unsustainable farming techniques. If I were to change one thing it would be people's awareness.
My name is Annabelle Raven, I am a 14 year old girl. I live in Fortuna, Ca. I was a dancer for 12 years and I have been a dance teacher for the past three years. I teach multiple styles at local dance studios, schools, etc. I raise animals for our county fair every year, I raise pigs, cows, and pygmy goats and I have chickens, cats, and dogs at my house. I'm an officer for our FFA club and I participate in competitions all over our state. I have 6 siblings; four brothers and two sisters. I enjoy school and like to get involved in as many ways as I can. I am interested in the study of the brain and the study of the body and hope to study that in college.