I did my first swing dance routine in front of my dance studio a few weeks ago. I asked one of my classmates to record it using my phone. It's my first "performance" ever since I started dancing five months ago. I worked pretty hard at it as I found it very hard to remember the steps that made up the routine. Doing it in front of the mirror, I thought I looked pretty good. I got a pretty high score for my performance too although my dance studio won't give out really low scores like 40-50% at the risk of discouraging the students. But I got a 92% on my routine. I felt that I made a huge stride as a dancer. Then I watched the video and I wasn't impressed at all with myself. My movements seem kinda slow and deliberate. Not smooth and sharp and full of purpose. Seems like I'm more timid than confident and that I'm fearing of making a mistake. I mean, I didn't screw up or miss any steps. But the whole thing just lacked smoothness, sharpness and above all, lack of energy probably due to a mixture of nervousness and fear of missing steps. Has anyone ever felt like this? Do things improve if I just keep moving forward?