When you first start dancing, it's easy to absorb new knowledge and feel like you are constantly improving. However, after a certain amount of time, you may hit a plateau - a place where your learning curve tapers off, and you feel like you're not learning as much, not getting better - you may even feel like your dancing has gotten worse! As this phase may last weeks or even months, you may even start to wonder why you're doing this anymore.
Don't Panic! A plateau is simply a place where your perception and understanding of what should happen has surpassed your ability to execute it. Although uncomfortable, it's actually a very good place to be, a place where you are developing sophistication in your understanding of the dance - and what you may perceive to be "not getting any better" may be perceived by your dance partners as major improvement! And eventually, whether gradually or suddenly, your experience of the dance will catch up with your understanding.
A Place Called the Plateau / Was Where Everybody'd Go - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
By Karen R. Smith