A Study in Confidence

La Carmencita, famous Spanish dancer, 1889. Oil on canvas, 232 x 142 cm.
La Carmencita, famous Spanish dancer, 1889
Oil on canvas by John Singer Sargent

A quick look at ‘confidence’ in the thesaurus reveals much. Just reading and really pondering upon each of these words will help your confidence as a dancer.

aplomb, assurance

backbone, boldness, brashness

certainty, cool, courage,

daring, dash, determination

ELAN

faith in oneself, fearlessness, firmness, fortitude

GRIT

hardihood, heart

impudence, intrepidity

mettle, morale

NERVE

pluck, poise, presumption

reliance, resoluteness, resolution

self-possession, self-reliance, spirit, spunk, sureness

TENACITY

There, now don’t you feel more confident?

Now go back to the top and take another look at the painting, note the dancer’s facial expression and body language. BE that dancer in your next class or performance. BE that dancer every day and your joy in dancing will soar!

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