How to Start Journaling with Your Dancers
I often talk about the lessons I’ve learned after years of teaching and coaching. The things I would do differently, ideas I had late in the game, coaching practices I wish I had used more often. In this episode, I want to talk about one of those lessons, in the hope that you choose to integrate some of this strategy into your time with your dancers a whole lot sooner in your career than I did. Because I started teaching dance in high school, was coaching high school dancers shortly after that, but I didn’t gain my expertise in sport psychology for years later. If I had known then what I know now, I would have introduced my dancers to journaling right away.
To put it simply, journaling changes everything. It may feel like a frivolous thing that just takes valuable time away from technique training or cleaning, but it is so incredibly valuable from a mental standpoint. If you want more motivated dancers, start journaling. Want dancers with better confidence on the floor? Journal. Want to help them learn more about themselves and improve faster? Journal. Want your dancers to be closer and build a deeper personal connection? I think you get the idea… so let’s walk through my recommended practice for journaling with dancers.
Here are some highlights:
- [1m 47s] Benefits of Journaling
- [3m 31s] Questions to Answer Before You Start
- [5m 50s] Guidelines for Journaling
- [8m 12s] What to Expect When You Start
- [10m 54s] 5 Simple Steps to Get Started
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