Self-motivation could be described as a typical trait of a dancer, so used to pushing their minds and bodies, in the pursuit of excellence in their classes, training, rehearsals and performances. Like anything, however, this can wane due to any kind of circumstances, and can see dancers struggle with their enthusiasm and drive.
It is perhaps only natural for this to occur from time to time, but particularly as a result of the pandemic and various restrictions. Dancers naturally have high expectations, so when they are failed by something, whether internally or externally, it is perhaps to be expected that their motivation of dance may decrease.
Low motivation can be extremely frustrating, as it can be a very alien feeling and experience. Keeping motivation as high as possible, particularly when your environment or current scenario can’t be changed, can be encouraged through quick wins, goals and targets that are achievable in the present moment. The goal itself is not important, just that there is one to work towards.