OK, I just watched this YouTube vid, I didn’t know (and still don’t) if it’s mean-spirited or not (?), but the track choice leads me to believe that the poster at least felt sorry for these guys…
If you run, or are part of, a dance crew then you’ll know (or know someone) that has experienced that crappy feeling of having LET THE TEAM DOWN.
Everything went great in rehearsal, then at showtime you missed that turn, slipped, tripped or stacked the backflip, and now you’re hating on yourself. Your squad tell you “it’s not that important”, “No-one noticed”, “There’s always next time” etc. etc., but deep down you feel that you now owe them something that you just can’t repay.
How are you gonna make it up to them? What exactly do you owe to your crew?
First up, Let the memory and feeling of that one mistake go, and focus on why you started doing this in the first place, check out this motivational video if you’re still beating yourself up…
The main thing that you owe to your crew is SELF CONFIDENCE, to be confident that you’ll be in the right place, at the right time, doing the right move and looking steezy. If you believe and trust in yourself, so can the rest of the crew.
Like it or not, there’s only one way to gain that confidence, and that’s practice.
You’re doing this to achieve something amazing, if you’re a pro choreographer then you are striving to produce something amazing in its creativity and presentation, if dance is more of a part-time passion for you, then you are doing it to amaze yourself, and hopefully others.
There’s no point in paying 75% attention, or turning up to 60% of the classes, because whatever level you’re at, it is 100% focus and attendance that will safeguard you from that sinking feeling, and allow you to see that one mistake for what it was all along… just a mistake.
Being part of a dance crew is a life-changing experience, with highs and lows, just like life itself. So commit to it and go hard. Remember that you alone have chosen to do this, so giving 50% on the day looks worse, and is more embarrassing, than not showing up at all.
You get out what you put in, believe in yourself first, then you can believe in your crew, and walk away from the floor with no regrets, and a thirst for more.