It is that time of year … again. People make New Year’s resolutions. In case you are having a bit a trouble thinking of yours, here are 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Ballroom dancers that may spark some ideas. If you have others to share, let us know!
I will give 100% of my attention to the coach in group classes instead of wondering where everyone got their practicewear/shoes/partners.
I will make sure my tanning lotion is dry before I wrap my legs around my partner when he is wearing the new white suit he got after reading a Dance Comp Review article about men always wearing black.
I will practice what my coach tells me to practice instead of the things I know make me look stunning, even when that couple I can’t stand is in the studio.
I will never eat beans, brussel sprouts or cabbage before dancing… ever!!!….
I will always come early to practice and plan to stay long enough, so I have time to warm up, cool down and stretch properly… trust me. I will… really…
I will practice when in the studio, for at least as much time as I socialize … Now this you really should believe… I really REALLY will… really.
I will not tell my instructor/partner he is hallucinating or didn’t understand my variation when I completely mess up a completely simple move.
I will never buy shoes or a costume that is a bit uncomfortable and sometimes cuts into my skin and causes pain, just because it looks amazing and I could never get anything that awesome ever again in my life, and the price is so unbelievable that I almost passed out. Plus I get compliments when I wear it … never again… unless maybe the color is perfect too.
I will go to yoga/tae-kwon-do/ballet classes to develop additional skill, strength and flexibility, and I will stay focused, will not keep telling everyone in the class that ballroom is way more fun or interesting, and will not set up side sessions teaching rumba walks to the class….even though they all desperately need hip motion.
I will practice … more 🙂