Pain and the cure? Today I got an injection to my right lower back to a muscle to release a pain and minimize the inflammation caused by the minimal muscle tear.
Doctors' recommendations: rest, not dance, stretch softly and take anti inflammatory meds.
Not dance? That is something I didn't expect. So, anyone wants to be my dancer so I could make some choreography on your body? let me know....
Last night painting done by me for Little Svetlana- my Best friend who is staying behind in NYC! Oil, canvas 9/23/12
How many times have you heard a phrase: "...a starving artist..." Well, it is true, the college is expensive, but believe it or not, the dance education is actually more expensive!
Shockingly, prices per single open dance class are jumping up as well as the prices for everything dance clothes, studio rentals, music...
My question is how do you guys, my fellow dancers, pay for your continuing education?
If you don't have rich parents, do you have 2 jobs in order to afford it? If you do, then when do you find time to dance and work on your body? Do you take loans, or credit cards?
The problem here is that any other student who goes to college just completes 4-6 years degree and yes it is expensive, but once you have obtained the degree ,you are pretty much done. If you have taken a loan, all you do is go out there to the "real" job market world, find a "real adult job" and pay it off.
But with our carries it is an ongoing issue. We must work on our body till the end of our days, and thus pay for this education. So it is a life time investment into our bodies and passion. If you need to train, you will need space, so you need to spend more money.
So what is the solution? How do you manage to balance your continued development while affording to do so? Do you get involved with 'work/study' and if you do then when do you find the time to dance between having a job to bring in money to live and having a second job to provide you with dance classes.
I have taken a dance class yesterday, end I felt like the worst dancer ever... My extensions were the lowest, my balance was absent, my dancing was weak.....and the worst is that I didn't enjoy the class, moreover I didn't enjoy my dancing.
How many of us felt this way, how many of us got disappointed in our performance in comparison to other dancers? And what do you do when you just tired and not happy with yourself? How do you move ahead?
Today I got up and went again, few bumps here and there, but over all not a bad performance. How do you keep yourself going? How do you protect yourself from ups and downs?
I wish I would wake up every day with great motivation, strength and hope to better myself with each movement. But I don't. I wish I had people around who would encourage and help dancers like me to progress. We need hope, encouragement and love to be better and more beautiful dancers!