All around the world, dancers are taking a break right about now… In the northern hemisphere you get to enjoy a lovely summer break, while down here we get a short winter holiday – but nonetheless a time out from the studio! As you get ready to wind down some, here are some ideas to switch off, guilt-free and make the most of this recovery time toward what lies beyond! 🙂
How do you feel coming up to a break from dance?
Ecstatic? Relieved? Slightly Uneasy? Petrified?
Holidays are great! But for many dancers, whether you spend your time off at the coast or in the cafés or on the couch, you are often accompanied by some niggling worries in the back of your mind…
I’m getting out of shape… I shouldn’t be eating this… I need to DO something! I can’t sit still… I can’t relax too much – I have to stay on top of things!
There is this fear that if you really allow yourself to rest, you’ll “let yourself go,” lose your precious form and ruin your progress.
But seasoned artists know how much they need rest and manage to let themselves really relax – and ENJOY it thoroughly – without guilt or fear of losing their form. And you can too…