Early this morning, I stumbled upon a gem of a blog that led me to another gem of a blog. I simply could not resist sharing these two articles that I know you will appreciate.

1. 16 Harsh Truths that Make Us Stronger: This article discusses the ‘tough stuff’ in life: risk vs. complacency, knowledge being power, the importance of experience, the strength in value, input vs. output, friendships, and taking on your past and future. There’s a lot of great, thought-provoking information.

2. 15 Truths About Being a Professional Dancer: This article is based on the above article, but is written from the professional dancer’s perspective (and could be applied to pretty much any performing artist). The bullet points are applicable to students in the midst of their training, too.

Take this information and have a round table discussion with your students/dancers about both articles. Both links feature incredibly relevant, thoughtful topics and information.

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