Nixing Bad [Dance] Habit #1

We all have bad habits that we’re not proud of. Some of mine include chewing my nails, constantly going on conversation tangents that makes sense only to me, alcoholism, and as my coworker delightfully puts it – supporting a culture of high fives. For dancing however, the number one bad habit that cheeses me off the most personally is looking down when I dance.

Why do I keep doing it? My shoes ain’t so pretty.

Most of my dance friends who I train with know that I’m pretty much a studio mirror aficionado – meaning that I’m constantly staring at myself and the choreographer. I can’t help it… when I’m in the studio and solo dancing. However, for social partnered dancing, no matter how hard I try to quit looking down, it always creeps up on me again. Bad habits… shesh. The irony is that I’m always ribbin’ my buddies about looking down yet I am not at the least surprised when I am caught doing it too. Okay maybe I’m just ribbin’ on Tien.

So here it is – I resolve to work on not looking at my shoes or the dance floor hence forward. For the three people who read this site, feel free to call me out on it when you see me on the dance floor.

If this doesn’t work, there always the the alternative and easier solution – resolve to only ever be behind the camera.

Done. Or is it?