It's the night before my first dance competition of the season, so of course I'm going to write about dance. Without further ado here are 26 of the most common things you know if like me, you are a dancer.
1. You are constantly choreographing dances in your head.
It doesn't matter what song you are jamming out to, without fail, you find yourself choreographing dances, even at 2:00 AM.
2. You always find a way to practice your solos or dances for competition.
Even if you have a small space to work with, NOTHING, and I mean absolutely nothing will stop you from practicing.
3. You are constantly trying to better your technique.
All day, every day, it doesn't matter if you're working on turn combinations or bettering your tap technique, not a day goes by that you don't work on it.
4. You have a "dance drawer" in your dresser.
Leotards, tights, and booty shorts, oh my!
5. The studio is like your second home and your team is like your second family.
There's really no explanation needed.
6. You feel like you never get enough time in the studio.
Because there's no such thing as "too much dance"
7. Your weekends always consist of a dance private
Literally almost every weekend
8. You're not embarrassed about going out in public while wearing dance clothes.
And you don't care if people look at you funny for wearing your leotard and company jacket to a restaurant.
9. Your company jacket is your jacket of choice.
You've gotta represent your studio, plus it's sooo comfortable.
10. Forget the holidays, competition season is the most wonderful time of the year.
I love competition season so much!
11. You're always losing bobby pins.
Gotta love those sock buns that take you literally 15 minutes to do, and the ridiculous amount of bobby pins that you use just so your bun can stay in tact.
12. You have regular earrings and then you have dance competition earrings.
Those big sparkly earrings are always fun to wear.
13. Your Instagram explore page is full of videos of other dancers.
What can I say, I just love dance.
14. The phrase "I can't, I have dance" is one you say all the time
I apologize to all of my friends and family who I try to make plans with but can't follow through because of dance privates.
15. The same goes for "5, 6, 7, 8"
I am so guilty of this one.
16. People ask you if what you do is like what they watch on "Dance Moms"
And you reply with "Sort of, but not exactly"
17. Sometimes you just randomly strike a dance pose.
For me, it has always been , and always will be an arabesque.
18. Your mom is the best dance mom ever, and you dad is the best dance dad ever.
They honestly are, I couldn't do any of this without my wonderful parents and am so thankful that they continue to support me in doing something that I absolutely love.