Passion for Dance Podcast - Ep. 145- Perfection

Ep. 145- Perfection

Episode 145: To the Coach Who Will Settle for Nothing Less than Personal Perfection


Real talk: do you expect personal perfection? When you leave a competition, do you start thinking about the next event as soon as this one is over? Are you a little too self-critical and don't allow yourself any moment to just enjoy the present? If everything isn't perfect during a competition, do you beat yourself up over it? We often discuss perfectionism with our dancers, but are you a perfectionist yourself? Do you know how to handle your own deep-rooted perfectionism so that it doesn't cause you to burn out?

In today’s episode, we’ll be talking about you, the coach, the teacher, the mentor. It’s all about ensuring your own perfectionism isn't getting in the way of your joy of teaching. We’ll discuss the effects of negative self-talk, mindfulness while coaching, and how self-awareness of the things we say to ourselves can impact how we show up for our dancers.

To all of my recovering perfectionist dance coaches out there, this episode is brought to you by the dance coach membership, Relevé, a community for dance coaches on the rise. Head over to to learn more about how to join us inside this membership where you will get the support and guidance to find a new level of joy and success in coaching!

There are a lot of things out of your control at a large competition, the order, the judges, the weather, everyone else's mood, but you are in charge of your own focus. So keep your focus in the present. Be kind to yourself, and if you take care of yourself with some simple, positive, self-talk, some simple focus to be present in the moment, you will be that much stronger and the coach you want to be for your dancers. I believe in you. If you believe in yourself, your passion, and talent as a coach will shine through.”

Dr Chelsea

Key Highlights –

  • [2m 46s] – Awareness of Your Own Self-Talk
  • [5m 06s] – Negative Thoughts Steal Your Energy
  • [6m 40s] – Mindfulness When Coaching
  • [9m 06s] – Remind Yourself How Capable You Are

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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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