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When performance gets in the way of improving

posted May 4, 2017, 2:52 AM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Jun 20, 2017, 1:38 AM ]
This TED talk has so much relevance to learning tango!

According to the speaker the secret to improving any skill is to alternate between the learning and performing zones. Both are required for improvement. The problem is that most people spend too long in the performance zone when they really should be in the learning zone. I see this often when teaching at tango class when a student fears getting a move wrong.

Does this sound familiar?

In class stay in the learning zone. Be comfortable with experimenting and making mistakes. The the performance zone is for when you go to a milongas (social dances) - and even then it's ok to make mistakes!

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