Ballet is a great ‘in the moment’ activity, but when your mind wants to wander to negative or judgmental places, Terez Mertes lends 10 zen principles to helps you bring focus and balance to your journey.
Time to circle up! 12 bloggers have gathered in our circle to share their posts on setting goals. Learn new strategies, try the tips, and check in with your own goal-setting methods and resolve. A perfect time to re-focus your energy on meeting objectives, both big and small.
If you were looking to train professionally in modern dance and wanted to relocate to the big city, would you choose Los Angeles or New York? With a little help from a friend who knows both cities well we compare the dance personalities of each and discuss the importance of setting goals to get you where you want to go.
I cannot possibly advise if you’ll “make it” as a professional dancer. Even your teachers may not be able to advise you. Naysayers are a frequent catalyst and have launched many a career in dance. Only YOU can make the decision and YOU are the only person that is responsible and can be held accountable for the outcome.
There’s nothing at all wrong with goal-setting. In fact, I’ll give some guidance on setting goals in this post. First, take a moment to make your list of Reverse Resolutions. These are the things you’ve accomplished over the last year, written as resolutions crossed off your list.
If your child is asking, investigate the reasons she wants to take a new or additional dance class. Costume style, choreography, musical accompaniment, or maintaining friendships may be no less valid or less important to her than the desire to enhance her skills. Dance should be fun, too! Do not devalue or brush away these motivations, they are part of the equation.