I came across a great article written by Dr. Peter Lovatt who is a Psychologist and a professional dancer. Dr. Lovatt spends most of his time researching human nature and how it relates to dance. In this article he explores the reasons to why people dance. I often ask myself this very same question: Why do I dance? And why do people dance in general? There are many reasons and for me I realized that I love to dance because of the FREEDOM. READ THE REST
The subjectivity of Dancesport competitions can cause the results to vary greatly. As a dancer, you can only control how you dance. The resulting placement is in the judges’ hands. Therefore, being attached to results is quite futile and may lead the dancer to feel drained and frustrated.
It may even make him/her question whether or not to continue dancing at all. For instance, doing well in one competition makes you feel ecstatic. However, at the next competition you do not make the finals and you cannot help feeling miserable. Your emotions swing from one extreme to the next, leaving you feeling unfulfilled and disappointed. CONTINUE READING