There's something about dance that makes people stop to watch. The amazing flow, the beauty and shapes of the dancers' bodies, the way they convey a story through musicality and movement...an audience is in awe.
But similar to anything we do, there are critics everywhere. That pressure can be overwhelming.
So for a dancer, what really matters most?
To make the difference for one.
As an artist, if a dancer can impress just one person in the audience with their interpretation of the moving story, their job is done. That could mean helping one person in the audience to feel the strength the dancer overcome during portraying an abusive relationship. It could mean moving one person to becoming closer to their parents after being reminded those relationships are all too short. It could mean a young dancer bringing a smile to the face of a proud parent getting to see their teen dancer's hard work put to the stage for the first time.
It's all about making a difference...for one.