Positions of Arms and Some Motivation

Feb
2012
27

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A couple weeks ago I posted about the positions of the feet. Even if the feet are turned out and pointed, if a dancer’s arms are limp and boring – nothing matters. Click Here! Being a beautiful dancer is a combination of just about everything; poise, confidence, technique, and passion. By developing the technique of a dancer you develop poise, confidence and most importantly passion.

Growing up in the dancing world,  I remember trying to be someone I wasn’t. Somehow, once I entered high school I decided I was going to be me. I was going to embrace the technique I had learned and that was when I developed the passion I was looking for.

I know at times it’s hard to get your daughters to come to class without tears or a fight, because I used to be that girl. In the end, I was grateful for all those dance classes my mom shoved me in while I was throwing a tantrum. During all the crying, I learned technique. Once I had the technique, I developed the passion. It’s a continual process. Don’t give up on something that can potentially give your daughter her best friends, a talent, and possible a career (Example: Me). Help your dancers develop that passion, the passion that helps them decide who they are.

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.

Martha Graham

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