from Xiaohui Gao
Gao at the National Professional Dance
Tournament in Beijing, China
Gao from China
years ago, when I was a teenager, I had a chance to
attend the National Professional Dance Competition
in Beijing. It is one of the nation's biggest art
were lots of professional dancers who came from
different cities. It made me very thrilled and also
a little bit nervous.
the competition started, I practiced very hard to
improve each step, gradually, one by one. I forgot
what it was to be tired and just thought that I had
dancer had to choose a number. Because I was so
concentrated on practicing for my performance, when
the judges called my number, I didn't hear it.
Eventually I heard it.
cannot describe how excited I was; I was so excited
that I shed tears. Although this first competition
was a long time ago, I still clearly remember
pictures of Xiao Hui Gao dancing
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