Tag: Catherine Rowland
Dance can be a stressful profession. It is physically and mentally exhausting; there are long hours of classes, rehearsals and performances; and our brain is ticking with endless notes and corrections. So it’s easy to feel tired, burned out and even sometimes blue. All of that said, however, life is bigger than a ballet class, so it’s important to see the light side of things as well.
It's not uncommon for elite young dancers, gymnasts, skaters and other sorts of athletes to relocate from home in order to put everything into training. The common quality of this phenomenon doesn't mean that it's not a significant shift for these youth, however; academics, friendships, family life and more can really change. On the other hand, with support from friends and loved ones, as well as a persistent, positive attitude, this change can be smooth enough to weather. Flexibility of mind, being able to consider and adjust to new ways of doing things, seem to truly help here as well.