The scariest thing we do as dancers is owning our own dancing. This week brought a reoccurring theme to all of my classes and lessons. Ownership of your dancing is like personal responsibility in the real world. Think about all of the successful people in your life and I bet they all have the same thing in common...They never pass the buck!
When something bad happens, and its the bosses fault, something happens to the people who work for him when he steps up and owns the problem...They Respect him more than ever. It's the easy answer though. That is to say you would expect people to respect a man or woman who not only let the blame beam point right at them but they take it to the next level and point it at themselves. What is really cool though is not the respect that befalls such character, its the respect that he/she gives THEMSELVES!
Imagine the immense pressure that someone puts them self under as they duck and dodge responsibility. Years of looking for scape goats to shoulder the blame eventually build up and weigh us down. When the responsibility is accepted the mental shackles that restrained our minds are unlocked and with them so is our potential.
This week is all about owning your own dancing. Stop blaming your surroundings, your partner, or the music for why you are not improving or living up to your full potential. The only person stopping you from your next step in this or any dance is you. Take ownership of your stuff and watch those shackles unlock all by themselves!
What is happening this weekend:
DNE School of Dance
78 Princeton St. Chelmsford, Ma
NHABDA Dance at Pinkerton Academy
Shepard Auditorium, Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH
$12 for Members and $17 for Non Members
AND a 6:45 West Coast Swing lesson by Mr. Jonathan
General dancing to Mr. Jonathan, DJ from 7:30-11:00 p.m.
AND an 8:45 Showcase by Mr. Jonathan and Sheila Lancelotta
6-6:45 2-Step lesson With Donna Shea
6:45-7:30pm WCS With Donna Shea
7:30-? California Mixer
Longfellow's Club JoEllen
524 Minuteman Dr off of Boston Post RD
(Rt 20) Wayland, MA
Leadership is the manipulation of energy.
Following is the embodiment of energy.
Connection is the tie that binds the two together.
603 475 1391