Hi there and welcome to Talking Pointes! You can read about me and my mission here on our website, but today I want to get straight to the pointe.
Happy International Dance Day!!! Today seemed like the perfect opportunity to launch Talking Pointes because the unity in the dance community is what inspired me to create this platform. While it’s easy to focus on what we don’t have during this difficult time, let today be the day you focus on what you do have.
I saw a quote the other day that read, “Rely on your discipline not on your motivation.” There will be days when you don’t feel like dancing, but try to discipline yourself. If you’re feeling down, allow yourself to take a day, but discipline yourself and make sure you really do take a day.
Dancers are not meant to be socially distant and I think we can all agree on that right about now, but let’s look at the positives. Look at how many online classes have been offered during this time. Online classes are practically in our backyard (literally). So take advantage of this time. Try new forms of dance or even new forms of exercise! Take class with a new teacher or with your dream company! The opportunities are endless.
We will be back on the stage together soon, but until then, “grab that countertop” as Servy Gallardo would say. Stay healthy and hang in there!
Until next time,