To the Sensitive Dance Coach with an Aching Heart During Tryouts
As dance educators we often have to make difficult, emotional decisions. It might be tryouts for a school team, or a studio making decisions about company level, who is in which routine… there are many times where we have to make decisions that we know will have a big emotional impact on the dancers we love. That can be a really heavy feeling! I know we all have different levels of emotional attachment, and I know I’m on the more emotional end of the spectrum, but I also know that many dancers are passionate. We love dance, we love teaching, and we love our students. So if you ever struggle with those more emotional decisions or need a little pick-me-up, I want you to understand learning to deal with our own stress, emotions, and disappointments as a dance educator is even more important than helping our dancers manage it all. So today’s episode is a bit of an open letter, to all the dance educators out there who feel stressed, overwhelmed, or emotional when you have to make tough decisions.
Here are some highlights:
- [3m 20s] The best decision for the team isn’t always the best for every individual and that makes some decisions very challenging
- [5m 30s] Making a decision that changes the path of someone’s life
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