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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday Work and Talent

Sunday Work and Talent

Today’s motivational thought is somewhat of a hard truth. It matters little how talented a dancer is, if that dancer doesn’t work. This is especially true in dance, since the physical skills needed to succeed are, well, excessive.

I think of “talent” being the ability to act, the ability to use movement to portray emotion in a way that moves an audience and the ability to move beautifully. Physical skills, to a large extent, can be taught and learned, assuming enough motivation exists in the student.

Also, a student doesn’t have to have a perfect body, perfect extension or perfect turn-out, etc. Almost everything  can be achieved – or at least greatly improved - with time, effort and patience.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #104:  
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

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