Something I have learned through dance is that while your result usually reflects the work you have put in, it is almost always directly caused by your performance on the day. Because of this, it’s up to each dancer to make sure today is their day. It’s up to you to decide if you’re going to have an off day or an on day. The results won’t always match up with the work you’ve put in or how exactly you danced that day, but more often than not, they do. That’s why every time you go on stage, you need to do a few things.
1. Don’t doubt yourself. Never doubt yourself even if you think you should. If you were taking a test and you didn’t study, you would know that your abilities are not up to par, but would thinking about that help you at all? NO. So don’t do it. Think positively.
2. Don’t judge yourself off of previous placements. It doesn’t matter what you got last month because today is a new day. These judges have no idea that last month you didn’t reach your goal. Make them watch you reach it now.
3. Outdance the person next to you. This is arguably the best advice I’ve even been given and I will continue to preach it until my dying day. Even if you are set to dance with the current world champion, move faster and farther than them, jump higher, treble louder. Maybe it isn’t realistically attainable to be a better dancer than her or him but if you go onstage with the intention of kicking their ass, then you’ll kick yours harder. Does that make sense? Obviously don’t resort to violence, lol. Just use the circumstances to propel you to outperform even yourself.
4. Make every day a winning day, even if you don’t go home with a trophy. If you’ve danced your best, there’s nothing you can blame yourself for. A good attitude and satisfaction in your performance is worth far more than a sash.
I hope this helps. Overall, think positively, understand that every day is a new chance to become better, and push yourself on stage every time. Push yourself farther than you think you can go because I KNOW you will find a hidden reserve of energy that will make the difference. Good luck x
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Please reblog if you’re an irish dancer <3
why does this only have 6 notes i know there are more of us
Guys this had 63 notes when I reblgged this… THIS AFTERNOON!!!!!
dang it had 8 when I did….where did the 255 come from!?
Get angry. That might sound weird, but that’s honestly the best advice I can give you. Instead of feeling defeated and sad about what happened, get fired up that your hard work didn’t pay off. It will motivate you to work harder than you’ve ever worked before and I assure you that you’ll come out higher than you ever have at your next major. That’s what happened to me after All Irelands 2012. I didn’t recall, I got kind of mad that I didn’t do that well, and then I pushed myself to my limit and jumped 30 spots at nationals and qualified for worlds for the first time. The key is you can’t let the anger consume you, you still have to think positively, you just need that tiny bit of anger to light your fire so that you don’t give up when you think you can’t push any further. Good luck at your next major, I know you’ll kill it <3
Delaney O’Shea from Drake u17 girls oireachtas champion
Best reaction shots ever!!
First off: big hugs to all of you. Seriously, I wish that I could go and hug each of you because you all need it and deserve it.
Second: no matter what your result, whether you were 1 away from being a WQ or 1 away from a recall or dead last: your place at Oireachtas does NOT define you as a…
HI GUYS, I AM SO EXCITED TO BE DOING MY FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY! I just reached my followers goal and am super excited, so excited that I wanted to give back and do a giveaway.
What the winner will win-
- Gold bullion
- The country of Ireland
- A T-rex
- The White House front lawn, including the fountain
- Must be following me, officialunitedstates, @officialunitedstates.tumblr.com -I WILL BE CHECKING
- Must reblog- you can reblog as many times as you’d like.
- Can be from anywhere! Don’t have to be a US citizen!
- Ends December 25th
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL
But it’s over now. It’s over. Insanely proud of my girls—one finally was a WQ and another qualified for Nationals at her first Oireachtas, and they all looked and danced beautiful. Awesome trad set placements as well. I’m disappointed with my result, but I danced the absolute best I could have. I’m moving on.. NANs 2014 here I come.
Breathe. In and out. In and out. Don’t overthink it babe, go out there and dance to the best of your abilities. I know you can do this. Walk on stage confident and leave your heart on the floor. I know you can do this. Go out and show them what you can do. You. Will. Be. Fine. Don’t worry, don’t fret. Close your eyes and breathe. Now smile, you got this.
reblog and make a wish!
this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)
OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.
AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.
THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.
I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS
LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL
IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS
holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS.
I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT
SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP
WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????
I WISHED THAT HE’D TEXT ME AND HE DID WTF IS THIS SORCERY
I made an oireachtas wish let’s hope it comes truuuuuue
Why aim for skinny when strong is an option?