Episode 132: How to Use Your Habit Brain to Reduce the Chances of Devastating Mistakes
Have you ever trained your dancers for a competition, drilling a dance routine over and over, only to have the dancers make a big mistake onstage that came out of nowhere? It feels so frustrating when you think you’ve done all you can to help your dancers prepare, and then something happens and the routine is just not up to par onstage. The good news is there’s a mental skill you can strengthen to increase your dancers’ chance for success onstage.
In this episode, we’ll discuss motor programs, habit brains, and why overlearning is an important skill for dancers to develop. Listen in as I explain how you can help your dancers use their habit brain to be more successful this competition season!
Key Highlights –
- [2m 29s] – My Coaching Competition Nightmare
- [3m 57s] – Mental Skill: Overlearning
- [4m 56s] – Motor Programs
- [6m 53s] – Learning to Drive Metaphor
- [8m 12s] – Why Overlearning is Important for Dancers
- [10m 45s] – Performing Skills Out of Habit Onstage
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