Choreography is a form of creativity that has the power to connect dancers physically, intellectually and emotionally. With each piece you develop, you’re creating a story; weaving together not only movements, but ideas and feelings, that dancers and audience members alike can relate to. Even after a long day and aching blisters, there’s nothing else in the world choreographers would rather do.
Here are ten things that only choreographers will understand:
- Creativity can spark at any moment. Whether you’re listening to music on your morning commute or shopping for a new outfit or costume -- you find inspiration everywhere. A new beat or design can get choreography started in your head.
- Every new song on the radio is judged on a scale from impossible to easily choreograph-able. You know all the top hits before they are hits.
- Your self-evaluation of the choreography makes a mirror your best friend and worst enemy.
- Your choreography outfit style changes based on your mood. Sometimes it’s hair down, shoes and harem pants, other times it is shorts and bare feet.
- No matter how many times you review your notes, when it comes time to teach a routine, you won’t be able to read your handwriting.
- By the end of you teaching this newly choreographed piece, number counts turn into noises. Cue the boom, chas, uh-ohs, etc.
- You live your emotions through dance and every choreographed piece represents a part of your life.
- YouTube is your favorite social channel. Hours of inspiration right at your fingertips.
- You find yourself judging choreography in every dance movie, show and concert, and how your spin could make it better.
- Seeing your choreography come to life is the one of the most gratifying feelings you can experience.