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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday Grumble

Saturday Grumble

Dancers like to complain. I’m not sure why, but it seems to be an epidemic. Usually these complaints are subtle, and tend to take the form of grumbling.

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the simple definition of grumbling is:

1.       to complain quietly about something : to talk in an unhappy way
2.        to make a low, heavy sound 

I suspect that dancers grumble because it allows quiet venting. But there is no grumbling allowed in ballet. None. Never. It puts the dancer’s focus on negative things and we all know how counterproductive that is!

Therefore, stamp out grumbling. Anytime it sounds like a thunderstorm is approaching inside a classroom (grumble grumble), it is time to change to a more positive mental focus.
From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Statute #74:  
There is no grumbling in ballet.”

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“Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.”
Lou Holtz

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