So you’ve been dancing for a couple months, or a year, or two years. You’ve been having a good time. You’ve been making friends, getting compliments, learning tons in your classes, finding out about cool new music, and wowing your non-dance friends with your moves and knowledge of American cultural history. Then, one day, you’re waxing your single-speed bike or whatever, buying some new scarves—I don’t know—and it hits you: You’ve plateaued. All your hard work is meaningless. Life is over. You’re as good as you’re ever going to be. Happiness is a sham. You may as well sell your Aris Allens and use the money to help you make a down payment on a secret lair, because the life of a super-villain is all that’s left to you.
Well, good news, friends. Your old pal Alex is here to help you weather this extremely depressing storm. In today’s blog, I’m going to talk a little bit about what a plateau is, how to determine if you’ve hit one, and what you can do about it if you have. Exciting, no? Continue reading