Kim,<BR> I keep a ringed binder full of paper. In the pockets I put dance pics I like, and LITERRALLY TONS of posts from here that I printed- mostly Basheva's advice
so I will remember the important things. I dte the notebook paper, and each day I write down every combination that we do in class, even if I have to make up names for some of the modern moves. And I have my own way of writing that looks like the counts and rhythm... it's funny. I write down my assets and weaknesses, stretches that I need to do, things to remember in etiquette, notes I've gotten specifically, or things that I need to repeat because I forget them easily. When we have dance history classes, I write down the info on the dances and artist, etc. This summer when I read about Balanchine (or Balanchivadze, as I learned), I put it in my notebook. I give myself emotional advice on how to deal with dance, and I write down my own choreagraphy sometimes. I also write things that I observe in other people that I need to work on, and what I need to achieve at certain times. And etc.,... it's a really helpful notebook. I am definently a focused dance-crazed girl. It's basically like those research notebooks that they make college students keep in med school science or something!
<BR> New quote I made up:<BR> "Remember to thank your teachers for corrections- and remember to thank God for your teachers." -Me