I haven’t written a note or a blog or whatever you wanna call these in a while. I guess I’m just in a sharing mood.
I’ve been teaching on a weekly basis and I’ve been training almost every day. I’ve come to realize that I really love sharing what I do. I love learning more about this dance and being able to give back what others have taught me. It may be cliche but I’ve learned a lot about myself through these experiences, and I’m grateful that I’ve been given these opportunities to do what I love for a living.
Lately a lot of people have been asking me what I wanna do and where I want to go with dance. Honestly, I’m not 100 percent sure. I know most dancers go for the “Get an agent-audition-book-repeat
” sort of lifestyle. I’ve always been an “against the grain” sort of person and I believe you can make it without going through the road less traveled. But than again how would I know that lifestyle isn’t for me if I haven’t tried it? What I do know is that I love teaching and traveling, sharing and learning from people all over the world. In order to do that I should have somewhat of a “reputation.” People would need to want to take class and to learn from me right? So what does it take to make that happen? Hard work and dedication being the obvious answers, but its got to be more than that too.
I see all these great dancers/choreographers and I really love what they do, what they portray through their movement. Its inspiring seeing what people can do with the music, how one person can interpret one song so differently from another and still create something amazing. Sometimes I’ll take a step back and compare myself to them and I’ll get discouraged. I start thinking “Will I ever get there on their level?” and I get into this mood and I’m super critical of myself. I’ve told other people struggling with the same issue to never compare yourself to others, and just do what you. Work hard, train, put in the time and you’ll get there. However, it seems that I can’t take my own advice. I guess its a matter of patience and perseverance. I should take my time in this journey of sorts. It really isn’t about the destination.
All I know is that at the end of the day I want to keep dancing. I want to keep inspiring and continue to be inspired. We’ll see where this goes.