When performing, what is the last thing you do before the next thing you do?
in a count
in a phrase
What is the last thing your audience sees?
after a pause
and a breath
There is no stopping in dance. Even when you are standing still, you haven’t….
There is no move. wait. and move again. In dance there is only….
Continue to the end of….. every movement, every count, every phrase and breath and extension. Continue your awareness and intention and move
through space, into space and BEYOND. Take your audience to the very end…. of…. every……………. moment.
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Playing around with images…
Word Study for Dancers: Confident
Borrowed the standtall image from the standtallevent, looks like a great organization!
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Some dance goals for 2016:
TURN IT ALL UPSIDE DOWN
Mental exercise – Visualize your combinations:
on the other side
at a different tempo
MAKE A DANCE FRIEND WHO IS NOT THE SAME AGE AS YOU
Share your excitement
Encourage each other
Life and Style, Silver Ballerinas, photography Natasha Pszenicki
DRESS UP FOR CLASS
Catch yourself in the mirror looking different than the usual you.
STOP IDENTIFYING YOURSELF BY YOUR LIMITATIONS
I suck at turns.
Give me quick, I don’t do slow.
I hate the left.
OR BY YOUR PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE
I’m an adage dancer.
I’m a turner.
I love petit allegro.
I could leap all day.
EMBRACE IT ALL WITH LOVE
Love what you’re doing.
Love that you’re trying.
Love what you’re attempting.
Love the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Love others while you dance.
Happy New Year!
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Absolutely NO self-defeating thoughts!
Dancers, to up your level, get down to business!
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Been gone a long time from this blog, building my school, investing in our students! I miss writing here, hope to do more this season. Happy Dancing! 🙂
What language are you speaking when you dance? What voice are you using?
Lovely Natane Frances:
Is it simple to understand? Is it clear and direct?
Anne Souder, Richard Calmes Photography:
What is your intention behind your movement? Do you mean what you say? Did you get your point across?
What are you really saying when you dance? Speak with your true voice!
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