At any given moment, we are the sum total of our experiences. They shape us and our perspectives on life. Movement, feelings and expression are all highly personal, even though it doesn’t always feel that way within a group of dancers. With this in mind, it’s clear to see that trying to compete with other dancers is a waste of time. There has never been and never will be another you. You dance the way that you dance, which is different from anyone else.
As a living, breathing entity, a dancer in turn breathes life into their dance by bringing honest feeling into the picture. The highest kicks and the greater number of turns mean nothing without heart. The people in the audience are all human, capable of a spectrum of feelings, and they come to a performance wanting to be moved. If you allow genuine emotions to be a part of your dance, it will be real, it will be yours, and they will come back.