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The Secret to Productive Alone Time in the Studio

BY ALICE BLUMENFELD 
via www.dancemagazine.com

Whether you’re a dancer, a choreographer, or both, having time alone in the studio allows artists to grow in ways that class or rehearsal simply doesn’t. Yet without other people around to tell you what to do or keep you accountable, it’s easy to get stuck staring at yourself in the mirror, wondering where to begin.

Here’s how to make the most of your studio time and avoid staring aimlessly back at your reflection:

1. Set specific goals

2. Take time to warm up

3. Push yourself

4. But don’t go overboard

5. Work slowly

6. Stay in performance mode

Remember that you usually perform the way you practice. So run your dances as if you are performing, with the same amount of energy and exuberance.

7. Record yourself

8. Keep a journal

9. Have fun!

Don’t forget to enjoy yourself. Part of the fun of practicing alone is the freedom to move as you need, to explore new aspects of your dancing and to understand your body better.

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