Becoming a great dancer takes a huge amount of work, discipline, dedication and sacrifice. However, there is one important factor that separates the really good dancers from the truly great dancers: passion. To be passionate about something means to love that thing with endless enthusiasm, and every drop of juice in your heart. While it isn't something anyone can touch, it is something they can feel. When passion enters a room, it's contagious... and palpable. It's the thing that makes everyone's heart beat just a little bit quicker.
While passion is exciting to others, it's all the more important to you as a dancer. Passion is the thing that brought you to dance in the first place. Passion is the thing that will get you out of bed in the morning, and keeps you going on those grey days. If you've lost that loving feeling, then it may be time to do some thinking and visioning to reconnect. Ask yourself the following for some clues:
Don't hold back or censor yourself in any way as you answer these questions. It's important to allow yourself to dream big, and reconnect with love for dance and your life as a dancer. After all, everything begins as an idea first. Once you get the ideas rolling, then begin to take steps.
Careful study of outstanding dancers will show you that every one of them was passionate about being a dancer. Dance is not an easy career, but if you love what you do, you can overcome any odds.
Ms. Nadel Paris is an American citizen born and raised in France, a writer, actor and dancer. She draws on over her years of experience as a dancer, teacher and performer to create fiction and non-fiction for children. For more information and tips about dancing and singing, please visit her here: https://nadelparis.edublogs.org/