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4 Reasons Not To Punish With Pushups

Did you ever have to run laps when you were late to practice? For many of us, we grew up with coaches and dance directors who used physical punishment for bad behavior and mistakes. It’s relatively common to have a team do wall-sits when…

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

President Theodore Roosevelt said it best: comparison is the thief of joy. What truly brings you JOY when you coach? Take a minute and think about that. For me, it's seeing the “lightbulb” moments in my dancers' faces. Like when…
Dance team

A Personal Coaching Philosophy Proven to Make You Feel More Fulfilled

It took me years to come up with my own personal coaching philosophy.  Years of experience, trials, challenges, successes, and choices. After all of that time, my personal coaching philosophy is simple but powerful. And above all else,…
dance team commitment and accountability

3 Strategies to Guarantee Genuine Team Commitment

When an athlete quits in the middle of the season, it usually causes drama, stress, and a lot of extra work. Granted, sometimes it’s for the best (bye-bye drama queen and your insane mother!). Generally speaking, we want a culture of team…
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…
Developing Leadership Skills

Developing Leadership Skills: How to Prepare your Captain to Become an Influential Leader

Choosing a captain is one of the first and sometimes more difficult decisions you make at the beginning of the season. But once the appointment is made, your work has just begun. The process of developing leadership skills in your captains is…