I have learned that owning my mistakes publicly is an important part of
moving forward. Sometimes I use humor to soften the blow. Another very
important thing I have learned is to make the next dance a great dance.
Something fun, with guaranteed success. Our mistakes bother us more that
they bother most dancers.
My belief is that we are hired to help the dancers have a good time. One
or two little mistakes will not destroy our efforts, and even a major
mistake need not be taken out of the context of an overall successful
evening. (BTW, these are truths that I am still learning)
On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Maia McCormick via Callers <
So after a gig, I find myself haunted by one or two
missteps from an
evening — the rolling start that was a little muddy, the thing I didn’t
teach clearly enough so the dancers never quite got it — even though the
dancers adjusted and all had a good time, and I still had the hall’s trust
and goodwill at the end of the evening.
Is this a familiar experience for anyone? Assuming you’ve already learned
the lesson to be learned there, how do you move past it and stop
self-flagellating?Would love to hear some people’s thoughts!
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