Falling Onstage

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One important lesson that I have learned in the dance world is not to get upset whenever you make a mistake onstage. You might feel worried about how obvious that mistake was, however, believe it our not, more than half of the simple mistakes you make onstage, the audience doesn’t even notice! There is so much going on around you, that they don’t even notice the mistake you made!

For example, if you slip and fall onstage or mess up every turn that you attempt, do you cry in the wings afterward? It is important to make sure that you stay calm and try to stay strong. Did the audience notice? Maybe. Is it worth  crying for hours over? No. The thing is, crying doesn’t change the fact that you fell, and it doesn’t make the situation just disappear. In a matter of fact, it doesn’t change anything! You can cry about how you fell,but it doesn’t change it! It happened in the past and you can’t take that back, so what good does crying do when you have to be onstage in less that five minuets? It is ok to want to cry or feel like you are going to cry, but it is important to have the control to hold it in and I promise that it is going to be ok. 🙂 Don’t worry so much about the past and focus on the future! Keep working hard and doing your very best each and every day and I promise that you will succeed. 😉

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