Monday, May 5, 2008

DanceMind: Dear Janie -- Audition Every Day

You got it, Baby!  A healthy balance between dancing for you and also for others. Of course those watching whether it is an audience or teachers or others keep you on your toes.

"Bring nervous' is completely misunderstood.  You have to separate out fear/worry from the excitement of performing. The body has a similar 'feel' in both states -- heart rate faster, tingling in the hands and feet ...  That same feeling is felt in other situations that are truly stressful and then gets confused when experienced for performance. One automatically assumes that it is 'bad.'

How could you dance relaxed? You want to be juiced, excitement ...  Ah-ha, some performers like to be more low key as they move toward a performance. The key is to know who you are, what you have to do and how much energy do you need to perform.

That is a very advanced way of perceiving yourself as a dancer. Good job!

Sanna Carapellotti, MS CCHT

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