Point your toes.
Keep your hands in the right place.
I spent a few hours every week for many years of my adolescent and teenage life in dance lessons, and I’ve never forgotten the key components of a girl who shines on stage versus one who is a “wet noodle.” While other people on my press tour were off photographing churches and streetscapes in Todos Santos in Baja California, Mexico, I was drawn to this group of young girls who were practicing a dance on stage in a town square. The dance teacher offered some assistance on who needed to be where and when, but I could tell who knew the dance and who didn’t.
Some things are universal: Where there are dance classes, there are girls who shine and those who are wet noodles.