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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wacky Wednesday Common

Wacky Wednesday Common

Here we are on the threshold of a new dance year. A year full of promise and excitement! And probably full of some anxiety too – right?

In a dance class it is easy, especially when working with a new or unfamiliar teacher to become overwhelmed by corrections. Whew! Sometimes it seems like they never stop and soon you can’t remember what was said the day before. Anxiety builds.

To keep things under control try keeping a small notebook in your dance bag. Every day write down the corrections you remember getting that day. At the end of the week – and this is the important part – go over what you wrote down and look for the common things. Perhaps you were reminded to keep your head up on Tuesday and on Friday. Maybe you were told to use your abdominal muscles almost every day. You get the idea. Find the common threads.

Now you know exactly what to focus on. This allows you to put your energy into specific areas instead of feeling overwhelmed by everything. You can now work in a positive manner. And soon your technique – and mindset – will improve.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #16aa:
“Keep a notebook of corrections.”

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Quote of the Day:
“Whenever something bad happens, keep calm, take a few deep breaths and shift the focus to something positive.”
― Roy T. Bennett

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