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A Dancers Vocabulary

14 Jun

The one problem with dance is if you miss out on one lesson you fall behind. I’ve been of sick for the past two weeks, and my mid-year recital/concert/performance thing is Sunday L so for all the work I have done throughout the year, has practically gone out the window. Disappointment is a common word in the dancers’ vocabulary. We are constantly faced by injuries, sickness and family commitments. It is always a struggle to pick up when others are so drastically moving forward. No matter how many videos are watched you can never pick it up as good as you do in the studio.  The sense of falling behind while you see the choreography unfold before you… isn’t exactly the greatest feeling to have when you’re performing little as 3 weeks later. If you ask any dancer they would have at some point been behind in cori and to some extents may not be able to perform due to this. Injuries can also take weeks and months of your dance. Sitting on the sidelines watching is one of the biggest disappointments for a dancer. You see, if we watch another dance usually we automatically begin to dance ourselves, and for most NOT being able to do this is truly difficult. Falling behind in the dances but also technique is stressful, especially trying to catch-up and attempting to excel. Dance is full of disappointment wether it being injuries or not getting that call back to a show that you so desperately wanted to be in. Yet dancers still push on, no matter how difficult.