Would you be surprise if I tell that, you do not need to practice all the movements and steps to become good dancer or become good in what you do?
"The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes."
This is same in business such as of ten 80% of sales come from 20% of clients, as well as Pareto showed that approximately 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population; Pareto developed the principle by observing that about 20% of the pea pods in his garden contained 80% of the peas.
Since I became familiar with this law of nature, I began apply into my profession, why not!?
What I discovered in ballet were, only 20% of certain movements/steps appear in 80% of ballet movements/steps/choreography.
When I broke it down and lists all the steps, movements and choreography from all the classical ballet, it was clear as a blue sky the fact there are only few steps/movements were used repeatedly.
Then, I came down to a conclusion: a short cut to progression is to nail those movements, also if you are practising certain movements/steps and somehow not functioning properly, 80% of the reasons of failure is because you are not doing those 20% of movements correctly.
Well, would you be able to work out what are those important 20% of movements are?