i remember in ballet class (centuries ago for me) my instructor used to tell us to imagine standing on CD covers when learning our demi-pointes and that's how we learn to align our feet properly. then in modern, our instructor used to scream at the top of her lungs, "SMILE, but not with your face, with your body" to help us learn extensions or "IMAGINE JUST EATING REALLY SPICY CHILI" when doing floor work. a friend also taught me to imagine imitating a top when doing spins. do you use imagery in your dance? does it really help? if yes, what kind of imagery?