July 18, 2018 | Jeffrey Hoffman 

‘Notoriety’ Can Be Fleeting

Let’s remember that as teachers (and as parents), we are in the business of teaching students how to dance, not in how to become a celebrity…

Notoriety may happen for those who have talent, especially in our age of social media. But the priority for dancers must be in their training. All else that happens, should be an outcome, not a goal. And let’s remember, that many talented dancers never become known to the masses yet go on to highly successful careers. It is ALWAYS the training and education of a dancer that matters in the long-run. Keep it all in perspective and be smart, and stop the comparisons with others as a gauge to measure your own progress.