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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday Trust Statute

Saturday Trust Statute

I believe one of the reasons young children do so well in dance training is because they haven’t learned how difficult it is, and therefore they have no reason to worry. They simply believe in and trust the process. Alas, when we mature we realize “things are hard”, and we must keep working, and some days things don’t work well…etc. etc. In other words, worry takes over.

Instead, go back and remember to trust the process like young children do. Trust your muscle memory. You’ve put in many hours, days, weeks, and years – and whether you realize it or not, your body remembers. Yes it does! You will always be working toward the next level, but don’t let that slow down – or eliminate - what you already know. 

Muscle memory is why dancers will often give the performance of their lives when something has gone wrong, and/or they have been forced to step in for another dancer. With little preparation (mental or physical), the magic of muscle memory takes over.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Ballet Statute: #99
Trust your muscle memory.”

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Quote of the Day:
“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust.”
Paulo Coelho

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