Dance: Solo / I Wanna Get Better
Song: I Wanna Get Better by Bleachers
Side Notes: Inside the desk, there is a paper with a gold star and an A+ written on it. The books are sporadically spread over the desk. The hair ribbons are tied where the elastics go in the pigtails. Due to Jenna doing acro in this number, she will only wear the glasses when she is sitting at the desk, then take them off when she has to dance on her feet. Also, the desk will have a matching school chair prop (sorry I forgot to add a photo)
Story: By mistake, Jenna invests herself in a young love relationship (12-13) with a very intelligent boy who goes to her school. His family is extremely wealthy, however, they are judgmental and when Jenna begins to date the boy she realizes she will have to change herself to fit the standards of his family and be accepted, although she knows the boy shes dating would like her either way. Since Jenna was a very little girl, she suffered from ADHD causing her to be extremely hyper and get distracted easily, which lead to her getting poor grades. Jenna thinks that she has to step up her game and try to focus and be a great student without all the silly and intoxicating medications the doctors recommend, with or without this boy and his uptight family. She studies, does her homework, and works hard every night reviewing and looking over notes until finally a big test comes and Jenna aces it, for the first time in a while. At the end of the dance, she returns to her desk prop, kicks her feet up and holds up the test that’s inside her desk with a giant gold star and an A+ written in red ink as to say, “You were saying?” to the boy’s family.
This dance has a lot of jumps and acro tricks. Jenna will use the desk and chair to tumble over and on. When the song reaches the first chorus, (:55) Jenna will stand on the desk and do this jump off of it.
Then, she will land on the floor going onto her stomach and kicking her feet up. The dance is very energetic (showing Jenna still suffering from a side effect of the ADHD, hyperactivity) but overall the dance raises awareness to not be cruel to every child that seems “annoying” or “too hyper and can’t sit down” because you don’t know their background and they could be suffering a lot more than you think.