Repost – Falling for the Illusion

I am WAY behind in reading other ballroom dancers’ blogs, but I finally made it to this one and felt compelled to share it. This dancer makes the great point that what you see is not always what you do, and sometimes that can even lead to “dangerous” dancing when an inexperienced lead tries to replicate the illusion instead of the actual trick behind an advanced dance move.

Check it out!

Dance is an illusion. That back-breaking dip isn’t so back-breaking as it is knee-bending and core-crunching. That light and lithe follow being lifted over her lead’s head is really a compact case of pure muscle. I once told a pro friend of mine how jealous I was that all her steps were always so clean […]

Continue reading -> Falling for the Illusion — A Step In Quarter Time

Repost: My Never Ending Journey to Find Success with What I Love

An inspirational post for anyone with dreams of finding success with their passion!

My blog is supposedly about self-publishing, although that’s just the current flavor of my personal journey in pursuit of happiness. It has also become a platform through which I’ve “met” other writers and creatives actively pursuing their various original dreams and ideas. It has been a pleasant surprise to discover just how supportive these people […]

via My Never Ending Journey to Find Success with What I Love – guest post by Bryan Caron — Ana Spoke, author

Repost: Imposter Syndrome

I relate to this concept as a writer but also as a dancer. The higher I advance, the harder it gets, and oh my gosh, what if they figure out I’m just a bronze dancer trying to fake her way through silver steps?!

I wish I could catch that level up screen!

http://maryrobinettekowal.com/journal/impostor-syndrome/

Repost: The Most Important Quality in Dancing

A great article about the importance of musicality and being able to just “feel” the music:

The most important quality in dancing