Do it right or don't do it at all!

Kinesiology is amazing.

You've probably heard of it called "muscle memory" or "motor memory" or something. Basically, the Cerebellum section of your brain controls balance, kinesiology, and coordination.


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My teacher used to tell me "Every time you do something wrong, you have to do it right four times to make up for it." This was because the brain stores the motion and you end up doing it that same way every time. This may or may not be a good thing.

Kinesiology is fun to study. It's also fun to watch in yourself. I recently got back into Pilates, and I found some music on my computer with some old variations. Already after just doing things a few times, my body is remembering things the rest of me doesn't.

So what's the point of this post?

Galina Panova yelled at me once while I was dancing The Dying Swan (Mikail Fokine). She said "Do it right or don't do it at all!"

And it makes sense, yes? Do it right so you can learn it right. If you do it wrong, you're better off not doing it.

Strive for perfection in every plie, degage, and arabesque. Strive and know you will never achieve it, but strive anyway.

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