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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Practice Makes Permanent

According to the book “The Talent Code” by Daniel Coyle, it takes about 10,000 repetitions to firmly establish (make permanent) a physical skill.  And this presumes that these 10,000 repeats are performed as correctly as possible, since the body/brain remembers (solidifies) whatever is repeated.  No matter what is practiced, right or wrong, it is “made permanent” through repetition. This could be scary.  Only “perfect” practice makes perfect; practice without attention to detail just makes permanent.  This is how bad habit patterns are born, and bad habits are extremely difficult to change!
So for all the dance students out there:  now you know why your teachers are so picky!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Motivational Secret #2a:  
“Practice makes permanent.”

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“Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”
-          Martha Graham

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