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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Saturday Superstition Imagination

Saturday Superstition Imagination

In the area of pre-performance ritual types we find the dancer who visualizes every single step beforehand. Actually, this is one superstition that has quite a bit of research to back up its effectiveness.

 According to https://www.danceadvantage.net/visualization-for-dancers/ “ Incorporating visualization into dance training increases the efficacy of practice and allows dancers to be better mentally prepared for the changing environments associated with performing, competing, and improvising.”

And this article https://www.danceinforma.com/2016/11/07/the-power-of-visualization-for-dancers/ quotes Josie Walsh, artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet School LA, as saying: “When a dancer directs their mind to visualizing a desired outcome, they are too busy doing that than to get caught up in fear, self-doubt,”

A quick Google search brings up many examples of the power of visualization for dancers and others.

Be a visualizer!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Superstitious Secret #183:
“Some dancers imagine their entire performance beforehand.”

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Quote of the Day:
“Our way of thinking creates good or bad outcomes.”
― Stephen Richards

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