let it go and move on.

Jilissa pointed out that sometimes we seem to get caught up on one move we can’t master.It’ll ruin the rest of our day.she suggested just putting it out of your head. Take that move, that sequence, whatever it is you can’t seem to get. Accept it, put it to the side and keep going. you…

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Find your center.

Use your center. If I had a dollar for every time my dance teacher said this, I’d be a millionaire. Your center-your core- is one of the most important things to engage in dance. If you don’t have your center,  if you can’t find it, if you don’t use it, you’re not going to look…

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Dance first, think later.

I’ve been having hard time in my life lately.Things I thought I had learned long ago seem to haunt me.Too many days I’ve found myself with my head in my handsCheeks black with tears.If I let myself think, even (especially) about those I love, the pain is too much to handle.Sometimes I feel as if…

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Be Yourself.

One thing I really love about the people in my dance classThey don’t even know me, and they love and accept me. I haven’t told them any of my history, most have them have never even seen me with my hair down.Yet, they love me.I act a fool, mostly cause I’m exhausted and have no…

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Keep going.

I can’t escape the fact that everything is going to be okay… It’s just a matter of getting there. That sometimes you have to let things get rough so that God can fully do what He wants to do. Like in Esther. If Haman hadn’t made the King make the decree to destroy the Jews,…

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Therapy.

I’ve come to realize how much I look forward to dance class.I’ll have a horrible day, be crying the whole drive there, and I get there and it all melts away.That hour, nothing else matters.Nothing from the past is loomingNothing from the future scares meAll that matters is the step you’re doing and the one…

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Go One More.

 I missed dance class on Monday, and frankly, with the week I’ve had, I thought about skipping today.I was afraid going into it that the mental drain and toll the last couple of days has had on me would hinder my dancing more than help.Sometimes, pushing through and going anyway helps break through some of…

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Defining lines.

Jilissa is putting together the steps for the winter showcase.In doing so, she’s taking every chance to sharpen us and point out things we need to improve. Today she spoke on the details. The “make it or break it”s. The things that are the difference between leaving the audience amazed or leaving them cringing.She told…

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Believe in yourself.

Today was one of those days.I was feeling confident going into it, I guessBut I was also at a point where I knew… I need to man up and press myself harder than before.I need to start looking in the mirror and seeing what I need to improve.Can sometimes be a harsh reality, but it’s…

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Little Victories.

I had someone tell me today,“someone sure is proud of themselves” There was a seemingly complicated sequence Jilissa asked us to do.I was expecting to end up on my face. Instead, I actually was able to do it, and keep up.Now, it wasn’t the most graceful thing, but my brain processed it.I did a happy…

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