I’ve kind of, sort of mentioned in a previous post what my dance goals were for 2013. Truth is I do seek a breakthrough. The main goal, of course, is consistency with my pirouettes. I want to be able to do doubles when I’m called to do so. I want that triple. I will learn to really spot.
I want to be able to consistently beat my jetes, assemblees, Cabrioles (I can do front at times, back, not so much). I want better footwork on my jetes and tours en’lair. I want better leg work on my sissonnes, glissades. It another words, real breakthroughs with technique.
I also want to improve both movement and music quality. For that reason, I do hip-hop on Saturday mornings and (cue the laughter) and taking latin dance as an elective at school on Fridays. I’m also taking that class to help me become more comfortable working with a partner (and helping with overall footwork).
Our school has had an in-studio student choreography showcase at the end of the school year the last two years. I did my first (and only) pas de deux during the first one. I want to do another if I can talk my previous partner (a teacher, but also a fellow adult dancer) into doing one with me.
But I also want to do a solo (yes, scary) either to a ballet variation or to hip-hop. I’m going to ask my hip-hop teacher if he’ll help me (he’s also our top male with the ballet company) on that little project. I have an incredible lack of confidence as a dancer, and doing a solo would go a long way to improve in that area.
I also want to improve in the end of the year school show hip-hop dance. I felt I failed miserably in the attempt last year.
Those are my goals. I’ve also set yet another goal to lose weight. I’m a few pounds heavier than I need to be, and I feel that’s also hindering me from reaching some of my dance goals.