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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…

4 Reasons You Should Pause and Reflect at the End of the Season

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In our busy lives, taking time to sit down and reflect on the past week, month, or year may seem like a luxury. Well, it is. But it’s a luxury that is more than worth your time because the return is powerful. Plus, the positive benefits have…

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…

5 Lessons That Will Change The Way You Think About Dance Team National Championships

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the privilege to travel to two different dance team national championships, both as a spectator and a judge. It was a whirlwind of travel and allowed me to have a great time with some of my friends from all…
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…
breath training

Breath Training: The One Minute 4 Step Solution to Choking Under Pressure

It’s every coach’s nightmare… You’ve been cleaning your routine for months. Spent hours in technique or tumbling classes. Drilled your skills over and over again, and in practice the routine is flawless. You’re ready. The team is READY!…
Mental blocks

Mental Toughness Training: Why Do Athletes Get Mental Blocks?

Athletes need mental toughness training just as much as they need physical training. I don’t think that’s a shock to many coaches anymore, it’s a given. The best teams are not necessarily the most talented athletes. They have mastered…
Goal Setting

How to Crush Your Goal Setting this Season for Massive Growth

Goal setting is a seemingly simple thing that can actually be incredibly challenging. Sitting down with your team with a goal setting workbook at the beginning of the season is a great start, but it isn’t enough. There is a lot of research…