Hi All! I should have written this on February 29th, but I was busy planning a surprise for my father who is a leap year baby! Every 4 years we get a gift: an extra day in February (due to something with the revolution of the earth around the sun). I’m not an astronomer, but I do think we should take this extra day to do something special… or to do something basic- something you should’ve done or have been meaning to do, but haven’t done yet.
In his post last week, Eddie Ares encouraged us to work on some BASIC things to become a champion. Use this Leap Year opportunity to lay down your foundation- in dancing, and in life, to build upon these basics for a succesful, solid future. Even if you didn’t take advantage of your ‘Leap Day,’ it’s never too late!
Practice your basics, (walks, swivels, spins, good manners, etc.)!
use a mirror, (have you ever said, “I want the mirror she looks into,” about someone?)
find a friend who will hold you accountable (someone who won’t let you quit or be lazy and will tell you the truth!)
“just do it” (develop mental toughness, and no matter what- just keep trying!)
learn from your mistakes! (If you keep leaping/falling into the same hole and wonder ‘why is that hole still there?’… maybe you should look before you leap next time and slightly alter your trajectory!)
Don’t forget to write in your dancing questions and concerns to Eddie.
And as always- leave us a reply- we love hearing from you!
Regina Ruff, your RSF pro-am voice
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