With competition season rehearsals kicking off for our studio, soloists are always looking for ways to outshine the competition. This week we have an article from guest contributor Wendy Dessler, about what you can do differently to set themselves apart from the pack – enjoy! Wendy is a “super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.” Hope you enjoy her insights!
Take inventory of your surroundings
Floor, lighting, props, and distractions
Learn to listen to your body
A good dancer is in tune with his or her body. They understand that food is fuel, but the body needs different fuels for different demands placed upon it. If you are preparing for a long performance, you need protein and lots of it. But, if you have been performing for longer than expected, and you are running out of steam, you need some fast acting carbs. Know how to use food. Chocolate milk is a great instant refuel drink for times like that. Experts agree it is better for you than those expensive protein drinks. It gives you instant energy from the sugars and carbs and protein that rebuilds the muscles.
While dancers must eat a healthy diet, do not discount the need for special treats and your ability to draw something good from them. You can use candy as a quick fix in some occasions. There are proven benefits to athletes eating small amounts of candy. However, it’s definitely not wise to go to the candy counter every week. You could order some in bulk and have it around for yourself and your dance friends when needed or wanted. For a supplier, check this out.
Practice these tips and you will soon find yourself growing as a dancer and helping others to reach their goals as well.
Thanks Wendy for your post – Wendy is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.