The holidays are over which means it’s time to jump back into dance! Sometimes that can be a bit challenging after taking so much time off—especially if you didn’t stretch over break. But, there’s no need to stress. Here are some tips to help you get back into the groove!

Be Kind to Yourself

We can be so quick to get unhappy with ourselves if we have fallen behind or are showing less progress, but that is completely normal when taking a break. It can take some time to get back to the level of dancing you were at before. So be sure to let yourself take the time you need to get back into the swing of things and be where you were before.

Have Goals

The new year is a classic time to create a list of goals for yourself. These can be small goals or big goals, whatever you are hoping to achieve. This will help keep you motivated when coming back to dance and give you something to look forward to throughout the year. Don’t forget to set fun goals for yourself, too!

Don’t Compare Yourself to Other Dancers

You never know how much or how little other dancers were training over the break, so don’t compare yourself to them. Maybe they are more flexible than you or maybe have gotten better at turns. But none of that matters, all that matters is you and where you are putting your energy. And that energy should be put into working on you and your dancing.

Don’t Stress Over the New Year

A new year can be stressful as you approach new dances to learn, competitions, and events. That is a lot of work, but don’t let that get to you. Work is part of the process, not the whole journey. You are still the same amazing dancer that you were before your break. A new year doesn’t change that.

Let’s start the new year off great by being kind to ourselves, putting our energy where it matters most, and trying our best. This is your year, dancers!

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Trina Hannah is a graphic design major and dancer at Siena Heights University. She loves all things creative including photography, painting, and writing. Trina has a passion for helping other young women build up their self esteem and chase their dreams all while making a positive impact.