We hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season and are as excited as we are to start the best year yet! 2013 is going to be amazing!
With the start of each New Year, people all over the world re-evaluate their lives and seek out areas in which they feel could use improvement. Consequently, New Year’s Resolutions are born along with a feeling of “re-birth” or “starting fresh”… turning over a new leaf, if you will. As a dance instructor, dance enthusiast, and dancer myself, I’ve come up with a list of New Year’s Resolutions that each and every dancer should have this year. Check them out… feel free to use them for yourself! Or even use them as inspiration to create your own resolutions for the year 2013.
In the year 2013, I will…
1. begin each dance class with a positive attitude. Clearing your mind of all negative thoughts and feelings from the day will make for a more productive and pleasant class for all involved.
2. keep an open mind about learning new styles/skills/techniques. Never use the words, “I can’t” in dance class. Believe in yourself and anything is possible! The more you tell yourself “no”, the more difficult it will be for you to achieve the task at hand.
3. remember to bring a big water bottle to every dance class. Staying hydrated is super important in order to keep your mind and body working properly. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, your body will thank you!! And you’ll probably notice a difference in your performance, too!
4. bring healthy snacks to dance class. Nuts, fruits, veggies, cheeses, yogurt, whole grain bagels, etc. are all great choices to pack in your snack bag. Carbs and proteins will help keep your muscles working at their peak performance level and will also keep your energy level high.
5. try my best to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. In order for your brain to function at it’s best every day, all day long, you need to give it a sufficient amount of rest! Especially for us dancers! School all day long and then dance class all evening? Get your shut-eye, dancers!!
6. remember to thank my instructors after each dance class and be courteous and respectful to everyone in and out of the studio. Treat others how you would want to be treated! A smile and a compliment goes a long way… 🙂
Happy New Year!!
~ Miki Hegg, Assistant Director, ECSOD