Sometimes, I like to choreograph a “skeleton” of a combination and have the dancers fill in the blanks. Less is more, silence is golden, movement starts with stillness. A whisper is often more effective than yelling at someone; if your movement always starts at the climax, there isn’t anywhere to go but down. I described this movement as “sticky, moving through tar” to the class. The seamless transitions between the big tricks and technical elements are what separate a good dancer from an exceptional, breathtaking artist; that’s what I’m looking for. It’s not trick A or trick B, its how you move between them. This is one of the most important pieces of advice I have ever gotten in 20 years of dancing.