Learning to teach isn’t quite the same when you realize you have to train others on what you’ve just learned. You must offer the simplest and traditional training first. It is here, that you make the decision of what not to do as well.
A Vision of Dance. It’s a Beautiful Distraction.
New approaches are only incorporated when you understand that some change or actions can work, and work well. New approaches should be looked at, as beautiful distractions. But, not everyone will adapt to new approaches, or accept outside assistance. Some will fight off change no matter what – even if that change is the substance necessary to make things better in their studios, or their own personal performance, etc.
Good teachers research their subject. But how do you teach research? With tutorials? How do you write the tutorial without the research? Or without the teacher? Or even without the student to learn?
Somewhere in time, someone (maybe you) took on, or will take on, the task of inventing a dance process by which others will benefit. When a process is finally viewed for the first time by others, many begin to understand the pain- staking hours that it takes to learn, teach, research and write out, an explanation of a vision. A vision of Dance. It’s a beautiful distraction.
Dance Choreography is “A Beautiful Distraction”. You take the very raw elements of dance technique and music and you incorporate your own personal vision. You can add pieces of emotion, and suspense. You learn to talk and express a story using your body, and facial features, even the use of your hair flowing as you turn and move. You feel the movements of dance in your soul.
Dance, like with all the arts, is perceived differently from one individual to the next. It takes time, energy, and patience, to make your dream a reality. It is the lucky artist however, who is able to reach a vast audience.
Follow your dreams – look into your own “beautiful distractions” that come your way. One of those distractions may be that rainbow that you have been waiting for.
To all those I’ve ever taught, or will teach, I just want you to know, that having you in my life is a “Beautiful Distraction”. You make up a very colorful rainbow. Thanks for the Skittles! Dance on, there are a lot more rainbows to come.