Passion for Dance Podcast - Ep. 101 - Mental Toughness
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Ep. 101 – Mental Toughness

Episode 101: 3 Tools to Increase a Dancer's Mental Toughness


You may have heard there are four pillars to the Passion for Dance podcast: mindset, resilience, motivation, and community. All of the episodes revolve around those themes, and I chose that structure because it comes directly from my Positive Coaching Framework. To be a coach with impact, you have to teach your dancers how to have mental toughness, fierce motivation, and steady resilience, and I believe the best way to accomplish that is with a community next to you. My goal as an educator is always to have a positive impact on the dancers and other teachers that I work with, and it’s time I share that with all of you.

This episode is part one of a three-part series where I will show you how to be a dance coach who truly makes a lasting positive impact on your athletes by focusing on those three areas of mindset, motivation, and resilience. In today’s episode, we’ll start off with the mindset pillar. We break down the three tools of mindset: building confidence, establishing positive self-talk, and Controlling the Controllables. I’ll also share a message from a member of the Relevé Membership and dive deeper into the tools available to you inside of the membership.

The goal is to help them understand that dancers can turn the negative into a positive or at least be more emotionally stable through the challenges. They can learn to control their self-talk or notice it differently, where the negative thoughts don't have the power over them anymore.”

– Dr. Chelsea

Key Highlights –

  • [4m 35s] – Pillar One: Building Dancers Who Have a Tough Mindset
  • [5m 15s] – First Tool: Building Confidence
  • [6m 29s] – Second Tool: Establishing Positive Self-Talk
  • [9m 19s] – Third Tool: Control the Controllables
  • [11m 44s] – Message From Coach Meredith
  • [14m 02s] – Relevé Membership

Resources –

The Relevé Dance Coach Membership is there to replenish your personal, mental, and emotional energy and help you create dancers who are mentally tough, resilient, and motivated. Join the Relevé Membership here:

Submit a question to be answered on the show:

Join my email list here:

Be sure to visit me on Instagram @dr.chelsea.pierotti for more mental skills advice for dancers

Word of mouth is still the best way the show can grow! If you have a dance friend out there who you think would benefit, please share this episode with them!


Relevé Membership

The membership for dance coaches on the rise.

I work with dance coaches and teachers who love the sport and are great at what they do… but their dancers can’t take corrections, lack motivation, or have nothing positive to say about anything.

Whether you are looking to reduce frustration at practice, help your dancers score higher at competition, or searching for a shoulder to cry on (I mean, coaching support), I’ll open your eyes to a new way to coach. Relevé Dance Coach Membership is there to replenish your personal mental and emotional energy and help you create dancers who are mentally tough, resilient, and motivated.


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