When you think you are a bad dancer: Start here

Maybe this has a lot, a little or nothing to do with dance at all. This little thing I do really works for me, so it might help you too.

I’ve hear there is no such things as a bad dancer, but I’m having trouble being convinced of that. 

So I started dancing on Fridays and posting it on Facebook. I’m a bit nervous about that, and although I’m not sure why this is the case, I do know what I can do about it.

I’m going to give myself lots of practice.

I’m going make sure I enjoy it. 

I’m going to show myself there is nothing to be afraid of.

As soon as I dance I can hear the judgy voice in there rambling off, and I refocus my attention to the music and I think to myself, this struggle being shared might just  help someone else with the exact same problem.

That’s motivating. I can do this for us.

I imagine being here with this friend, who might just be you. We nervously smile at each other as we get up from the table and go onto the dance floor, but then! then, when we start moving we get a thrilled feeling. It bubbles up like laughter.  It feels pretty good.

We can do this. 

I don’t need to know why I’m judgy about my dancing but the judgement is its own hurdle and I’m not going to let it stop me.  I’ll just work at jumping that hurdle. 

Fridays, I commit to do this Fridays. 

If it might help you to remember there is no such thing as a bad dancer. Feel free to print out this worksheet. I hope it gives you power for the next jump you make.