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mental toughness

4 Mental Toughness Myths Holding You Back From Your Peak Performance

If you’ve ever set goals for your team at the beginning of the season, or encouraged your team to take the floor with confidence, or used visualization before competition then you understand the importance of mental toughness training.  …
new coach

Top 10 Tips for New Dance Team Coaches

The first year as a new coach is challenging, thrilling, emotional, and wonderful all at the same time. I remember my first year coaching my own team and it felt like magic! I spent hours working on team calendars and constitutions, planning…
personal growth

Coach: Your Simple Ingredients for Personal Growth

Are you focused on your personal growth, Coach? Sure, most of us focus on our team’s goals and what we want for the program. But what about YOU as a coach? Over the last few years I’ve talked about a lot of different ways you can invest…
meaning

How to Focus on the True Meaning of Your Dance Team In 2020

When was the last time you sat down and truly thought about why you do what you do as a dance coach? I know, we may jokingly question it all the time. During those late nights rhinestoning costumes, after a nasty parent email, or when you have…
new skill

Teaching a New Skill: How to Build a Dancer's Confidence

When dancers are learning a new skill, they are often overwhelmed, frustrated, and can experience a lot of self-doubts if they keep making mistakes. We understand as coaches that learning a new skill can take time, but our dancers often want…
UK dance team

Coach Interview: Dawn Walters

Dawn is the Head Coach of the University of Kentucky Dance Team, which is currently ranked 5th in the Nation in Game Day and 5th  in the Nation in Hip Hop at Universal Dance Association. In 2017, her team was chosen to represent…
good things

6 of the Best Lessons Learned from Veteran Dance Coaches

Being a new coach is HARD. You're full of enthusiasm and excitement, but even if you are a talented dancer with lots of experience on dance teams, the first time you step into the role of head coach can be incredibly overwhelming. I remember…

Coach Interview: Christina Leone

Christina Leone, a Colorado native, is starting her 17th year coaching at the high school level. The 20-21 season will mark her 12th year at Rock Canyon HS and she previously coached for five years at Ponderosa HS, while simultaneously directing…
quarantine at home

5 Ways to Nurture Your Coaching Skills in Quarantine

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We may be home and away from our teams, and as hard as that is, are you thinking about yourself right now? Or are you being the typical coach who is all consumed and worried about how to best support your team without considering what to do…
Bri Sorenson

Coach Interview: Bri Sorenson, Utah Valley University

Tell me about your dance background. How did you start coaching? I grew up dancing in the studio with a high school dance company then started at Utah Valley University. I did their team for 4 years and the next year I helped the current…