On Ballet! – The Definition of Madness…
Is doing the same thing and expecting different results.
I realized yesterday that I’ve been committing this exact folly in class. As a kid, my weakest point was remembering choreography – but it never occurred to me to try different strategies. I just struggled along and got it eventually.
So this time, with ‘adult’ (ha!) wisdom and free access to the Inner Google at my fingertips, I decided to find out what methods other people – people who are better dancers than I am – use to remember choreography.
I found a few, and I plan to try them out, starting with these two:
1. Stop following the dancer in front of me, because that makes learning take longer.
2. Recite the combination in rhythm, then do it again while marking the combination. I’ve used this one to sort out Monday’s combo. I’m hoping to try it again on Saturday.
Anyway, that’s it for now. More to come!