Welcome back to this month's blog. This month we are going to be talking about performances. Last month, I had two dance performances:
1) Windsor Santa Claus Parade
2) The Grinch That Stole Christmas
Personally, I think performances are a great way to really get out there. They can also be very beneficial to you as a dancer as it can test your memorization skills, introduce you to new styles of dance that you never heard of/seen before, and can make you a lot more comfortable on stage.
Performing makes it easier to remember simple combos, which makes it a lot easier when you are trying to memorize recital dances. I also see it as a good way to get to know your fellow dancers more, which is good because I feel that the more you know a fellow dancers, the better you will dance with them. For example, when you are partnering with a dancer (whether it be lifting them or holding them up for balance), if they know you on a more personal level, they will trust you more, making it easier to partner.
When it comes to the big night/day, it is a very exciting time. You are nervous, scared, excited, and worried all at the same time... but once the music starts, all of that goes away. It is replaced with joy, confidence, and even more excitement. And when it is over, you get a feeling of relief because you know that you did well and you had fun.
So, if you want to get into dancing, I recommend being a part of a performance as it is a great experience.
Thank you for reading! Have a great month and a Happy New Year!