Passion for Dance Podcast - Ep. 102 - Resilience

Ep. 102 – Resilience

Episode 102: 3 Tools to Increase a Dancer's Resilience


This episode is part two of the Positive Coaching Framework Series where we’ll discuss how to be a dance coach who truly makes a lasting positive impact on your dancers.

If you’ve been teaching for a while, you might agree with me that today’s dancers are different. While there are some positives, being challenged and pushed outside of their comfort zone is more often met with shutting down and closing up rather than rising to the challenge. Being able to rise up to that challenge, though, is a skill of resilience.

In today’s episode, we take a look at the resilience pillar where we’ll focus on the power of resilience, why resilience is important, and how to build resilience in students and dancers. There are three skills to creating this foundation of emotional resilience that I’ll walk you through: learning about emotional strength, learning to respond (not react), and being comfortable with the uncomfortable. As dance educators, I believe we can focus on building resilience in our students by teaching our dancers how to lean into the discomfort of being scared.

I know these skills are easier said than done, and I want to help you help your dancers learn these skills. If you’d like to learn more about my Mental Skills Workshops, please visit, and you’ll see more information on both in-person and virtual options.

As artists, I think having a deeper understanding of the range of human emotions and what it looks like in us not only makes us more resilient, but it makes us better performers.”
e the power over them anymore.”

– Dr. Chelsea

Key Highlights –

  • [2m 19s] – Pillar Two: The Power of Resilience
  • [3m 39s] – First Skill: Emotional Strength
  • [7m 10s] – Second Skill: Learn to Respond and Not React
  • [10m 07s] – Third Skill: Learn to Cope with Fear
  • [14m 17s] – Help Your Dancers Learn These Skills

Resources –

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