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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wild Wednesday and Ballet Statute #12

Wild Wednesday and Ballet Statute #12
Negativity in the ballet classroom is horribly counterproductive.  Yes, dancers are constantly chasing a perfection that is unattainable.  Yes, the steps are difficult to do, much less do perfectly.  And yes, dancers are often fatigued or even injured.  That’s the way it is.
Therefore, there is no room for the word “can’t” in ballet.  “I can’t do it because ____ "(fill in the blank).  Every moment, every thought that is less than positive gets in the way of progress.  Although there can be legitimate reasons why a dancer cannot perform, (like a broken leg) there would still be no reason for the use of the word “can’t”.  A broken leg would be obvious and an excuse would be unnecessary.
So purge the word “can’t”. 

From the Beige Book of Ballet Statutes:

Ballet Statute #12 
“There is no ‘can’t’ in ballet.

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