How to Write D.A.N.C.E. Goals that are Proven to Inspire

Goal setting is all about making a vision for what you want in the future, and then creating a real strategy to MAKE IT HAPPEN! Goal setting requires a clear plan for achievement, not just a statement of something you wish would happen in the…
fear of failure

How to Prevent Your Team from Crashing Down

Have you ever had a team completely implode on the competition floor? You know the feeling. They had it at practice, the routine looks amazing, and then they hit the floor, fear takes over, and you watch one mistake after another as they completely…
mental toughness

4 Mental Toughness Myths Holding You Back From Your Peak Performance

If you’ve ever set goals for yourself at the beginning of the season or calmed yourself down right before a pressure performance, then you may understand mental toughness.  If you’ve ever encouraged your team to take the floor with confidence…

Have A Confident Team Just By Cleaning a Routine

Confidence is difficult to instill in your dancers, but it's possible. However, there's no straight forward way to get there because there is no single cause of confidence. Confidence is cyclical – When you feel more confident, you perform…

Discover the Surprisingly Simple Origin of Confidence

I want to share a story with you. The story of a dancer's confidence and one simple competition day that changed my coaching career: It was a regional championship early in the season. In fact, it was our first event of the season. We…

How to Encourage GRIT in your Dancers

Grit is a game changer. Even if you’re not familiar with the term, you’ve probably seen it. The gritty dancer is the one who works so much harder than the "naturally talented" dancer who slides by. Grit is in the dancer who doesn’t…
mid-season goals

How to Inspire Your Mid-Season Goal Setting

While most people are setting New Year’s Resolutions, we are all deep into our season and it may feel like a strange time to do some goal setting. But I say, it’s a perfect time. Whether you set goals at the beginning of the season or not,…
captains

My 10 Best Competition Day Journal Prompts for Confidence

We live in a world of technology. Were phone notifications constantly go off. Earbuds are always in when we’re alone (or with friends for that matter). And the T.V. is always on the background. Most of us don’t spend a lot of time sitting…
mindfulness

The Best One-Minute Mindfulness Activity for Dancers

In the days where high schooler students have 32 hours of things to do in a 24-hour day, and college students are expected to do well in school, maintain a job, get an internship, volunteer, and never take a break… we could all learn a little…
visualization tools

10 Miracle Benefits of Effective Visualization Tools

Many coaches use visualization tools when teaching routines or preparing for a competition, and there’s a good reason. Effective visualization is not just about picturing yourself doing your routine. There are so many ways to visualize and…