Keep On Dancing

Recently, my friend Mary invited me to a dance exhibition at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Durham, NC.  The performances included dance professionals as well as students.

Watching one couple in particular I was reminded that no matter what happens . . . the show must go on!  This couple was providing a stunning performance when suddenly the music stopped.  Had the performance ended?  Was there a technical problem?  Was the music going to start-up again?  All eyes were on Kostantin and Rita.

SONY DSCThe couple answered the question for us, flawlessly completing their Bolero as if nothing had happened.  Appreciative of their talent they received a standing ovation!

When you step up to speak, anything can happen and it is up to you to project a confidence that lets your audience know you have everything “under control”.  If you feel awkward or ill at ease, your audience will, too.  If you keep a bold face and forge ahead, they’ll follow along.

The lesson, remember to keep on dancing!

P.S. If you considering taking dance lessons and are in the Raleigh-Durham area, you can take advantage  of the  introductory dance lessons at the Fred Satire Dance Studio.  What a great way to develop a “stage presence” and have fun at the same time.

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2 Responses to Keep On Dancing

  1. No, but enjoying watching others.

  2. Claudette Lugano says:

    Are you taking dance lessons?:) cl

    Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:03:20 +0000 To:

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