Chloe Kim, age 17, in the 2018 Winter Olympics is killing it. She does the snowboard half-pipe.
She has what looks like a flat skateboard on her feet and she goes up the snow covered angles to turn, turn and turn mid-air to land and go downhill and repeat again and again. She started at age five and has never stopped.
In dance, students have to do the same thing. They won’t get good sitting at home playing video games.
They have to bring courage to acrobatics to flip. Or in jazz to dive to the floor or in ballet to turn multiple times and make it look graceful.
Heck, the tappers have to perform toe stands on slick metal plates.
Anyway, Chloe got a perfect score. 100. That’s fierceness. She had to give up a lot to achieve so much. And she loves it.
Same with our kids. Do you give your kid the opportunity to excel?
If it’s dance (or the half-pipe) being flexible is the first advantage. Here’s an excellent opportunity: https://courses.christinerichhanson.com/p/flexible-forever/
Copyrighted & published by Christine Rich
Master teacher, coach and author
The book: The Truth About Amazing Kids