Look and plan the FUTURE
We are all going out of this; changed in some way for sure. The goal is to come out changed for the better. Look ahead with positivity and hunger for new experiences and challenges. Imagine how heightened those experiences will be after spending time in isolation.
Please take advantage of the free time to plan for the rest of the year. Some competitions have changed dates. Try your best to prepare for those changes and keep your students in the loop about that. It is more important than ever to be united and support competition organizers through these challenging times.
Revisit your goals, try to re-plan your competition and training calendar. Set new goals and make sure they are always SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Bound)
Unleash your Creativity
Do anything you desire. It's your vacation. Watch TV- it's proven to relax you. And when you are relaxed- the creativity starts to flow. Maybe you will get new business ideas, or a new choreography will come into mind.
Read a book, listen to music, DIY something. Dance related or not- CREATE.
I've stayed creative myself. Since the quarantine, I release my first Ebook- The Perfect Ballroom Dance Frame. You can read more about it below.
Take time for self-development
Self-development is one of the most crucial skills we as ballroom dancers acquire from very early on. Early on in our careers, it comes from the drive to be better, finish first. We must not lose that drive when we start teaching and become busier with taking care of students, or a dance studio.
In this challenging time of self-isolation, we can keep working on our skills through online education. Maybe we can ask our teachers for online lessons.
On the other hand- Dance Vision has given everyone 30 days of FREE full access to the whole website. What a gracious offer, thank you, Wayne. They also produce great live streaming videos with a lot of different teachers every day. Check it out on Youtube. It is so refreshing to see, so many of us professionals share information under the slogan KEEP ON DANCING.
Days will pass faster if you stay active. Maybe your house/ apartment needs that long-postponed deep clean. Organize your clothes by color, type, occasion. Be spontaneous; do something funky. Oh, yeah, you can also challenge yourself to clean the bathroom. 😂
DO NOT GIVE UP AND STAY SAFE !
The last few weeks have been surreal, to say the least. Remember that, when we get through this because we will, we are going to come out more resilient. We will be tougher and ready to take on any challenge the world throws at us.
More so, we will be inspired beyond measure and ready to come back to what we love with fresh energy and look on life. I know many of us may be impacted financially. I know it is difficult, and you feel uncertainty about the dance business, but I am staying positive and believe that people will always need dance. No matter what happens, dance will always provide this magic solution that disconnects us from real-world troubles and brings us closer to an ideal world where unicorns are everywhere.
KEEP ON DANCING, everyone!