Spring cleaning has arrived and is in full force at District Dance, Clopper’s Mill. Our dancers are gearing up for an exciting show this year and clean up is happening in every class. Dance teachers are helping dancers prepare for the stage by making sure they can perform all choreography to the best of their ability and possibly correcting some moves that need improvement. Dancers are beginning to practice their routines so much that they find they are dancing the moves in their sleep.
Teachers take this time to let the dance go into the hands of their students. They examine choreography and how it looks while the dancers practice. Teacher correct technical mistakes and change parts that do not turn out as they envisioned. Younger dancers are reminded of spacial awareness, so they don’t run into their peers while dancing. Ballet dancers are reminded to point their toes while kicking or stay in releve while practicing turns. Practice makes perfect.
Dancers need to be prepared during this time. They should remember choreography and be ready for changes. The change could be because a move they were doing didn’t look right in the dance, or because they just weren’t doing it right to begin with and they need to fix it to be in sync with the group. It can get frustrating, but with a lot of focus and hard work, their dance will be “clean” and ready for the stage.