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Anonymous asked: I know so much about dance and what it takes to be the best and the history and all kinds of things. I have so many creative ideas, and want to go far as a teacher/choreographer/performer/lifelong dancer. I have so many organizational ideas and want to be on boards and organize competitions and workshops and events. But sometimes this website makes me feel like since I'm only in prelim I'll never amount to anything :/


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winning-london:

Feis results are not everything. The do measure a few, but not all qualities of a successful dancer. 

I don’t know if I shared this story before, and even if I have it won’t have been in this much detail. One of my best friends who I met at college was very much like yourself - had the most creative ideas, loved dancing, had passion and drive, but wasn’t the most naturally talented. She also received very substandard instruction until age 19. 

A lot of people would have seen her dance and said she was hopeless. A lot of people even DID do that. But someone on the selection panel saw potential in her, and that was the carrot dangling in front of her face from 2009 to now. The panel’s advice was to start completely from scratch with Irish dance. She came in at a mean grad/novice/prizewinner level. They advised that at age 19, she start all over again learning the baby reel and entering beginner at competitions. She was devastated, so embarrassed, and felt even worse about herself in comparison to her peers than she had walking in. But she wanted to succeed so much that she was willing to do whatever it took to get her to what she wanted. The panel told her that no matter how amazing her ideas were and how much passion she had, she needed to have flawless technique so that her ideas could be executed properly if danced by her, and so that she could accurately direct her ideas if danced by more proficient dancers. She chased that carrot ever since.

She learned her beginner dances, competed with 10 year olds, won out of beginner, struggled through the next grade, eventually won out of it, and caught up to 12-16 year olds in mean grad after about 18 months of re-learning dances. She outworked every single one of us ‘champs’ and eventually won her way into championships and fought hard for a chance to dance at the regional qualifier. She knew she wouldn’t qualify, but she just wanted to say she had made it that far. She ended up dancing two regionals, ending up second last the first time, and third last the second time. Her dancing had improved leaps and bounds, to the point where she was unrecognizable from the dancer she walked in as. She was beginning to be able to develop her style as a dancer, choreographer, and just a true visionary… I wish I had her creativity!

After graduation she decided to do one more year of competitions. To her surprise, she qualified for the 2014 Worlds in London. She’s also now touring in small companies and aspires to have her own corporate show someday. 

The point of this story is that if you truly, desperately want something, you’ll do anything to make sure you get it. No one can make you feel like you’re nothing without you allowing them to. Dancing is full of rejections, whether it’s at competitions, in shows, in business owning… they’re just everywhere. You have to have such a strong belief in yourself that you can get past those rejections. My advice would be continue competing, if only to build your resume and really get as many credentials as you can. Push yourself to try and reach OC, but don’t stop dreaming, don’t stop believing, and don’t stop learning while you try and accomplish that. 

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