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Ali Phillips

Ep. 33- Why You Shouldn’t Tell Tour Dancers to “Leave it at the Door” with Ali Phillips

Why You Shouldn’t Tell Tour Dancers to “Leave it at the Door” with Ali Phillips Have you ever told your dancers to “leave it at the door?” I know I used that phrase a lot and it’s because I wanted dancers to come into class with a positive mindset and let go of any drama

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alternates

Ep. 31- Thinking about High School Dance Team Alternates? 5 different perspectives

Thinking about High School Dance Team Alternates? 5 different perspectives This episode comes straight from all of you, I’ve had many people ask me to talk about having alternates on the team. It’s a tricky situation, mentally and logistically but I didn’t feel like I could talk about this topic on my own. Instead, I

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motivation

Ep. 30- How to T.A.R.G.E.T. Your Dancers’ Motivation

How to T.A.R.G.E.T.  Your Dancers’ Motivation In my opinion as a sport psychology consultant, a positive motivational climate is the holy grail of teaching and coaching.  Every class you attend has a climate… a feeling… a sense of energy in the room.  Your job as a dance educator is to make sure that every day

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caitlin sloan

Ep. 29- Finding Intention for Your Dance Career with Caitlin Sloan

Finding Intention for Your Dance Career with Caitlin Sloan This week I have the pleasure of sharing an interview with Caitlin Sloan from The Brainy Ballerina. Caitlin is a dance educator, nonprofit leader and former professional dancer based in Madison, WI. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Grand Valley State University and

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mindset lessons

Ep. 28- 3 Mindset Lessons I’m Glad to Take With Me into the 2021 Dance Season

3 Mindset Lessons I’m Glad to Take With Me into the 2021 Dance Season What lessons did you learn from 2020? It’s time to reflect on some of the mindset lessons I’ve learned last year and I want to share those lessons with you. The last 18 months have disrupted our normal routines and in

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nutrition

Ep. 27- Nutrition and Mindset for the Retired Dancer – with Jenny Accettura

Nutrition and Mindset for the Retired Dancer  – with Jenny Accettura This is part 1 of a two-part series about improving confidence and for part 1, I focus on where confidence comes from because if we In this episode, I talk with a registered dietitian and former competitive dancer Jenny Accettura. As usual, I bring

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tiers system

Ep. 25- Bringing Stats and Analytics to Dance Team – with Erin Manske

Bringing Stats and Analytics to Dance Team  – with Erin Manske Do you ever wish your dancers would focus more on individual growth rather than being the best? I know many dancers who only found success in the win or in being the best when I know they would go so much further and enjoy

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self-fulfilling prophecy

Ep. 24- The Danger of the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

The Danger of the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Have you ever heard of the self-fulfilling prophecy? It’s the phenomenon where an individual’s or a group’s expectation for the behavior of another individual or group serves actually to bring the expected behavior. As a dance educator, it means that your expectation of your dancer’s behavior and ability can

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positive punishment

Ep. 23- You Don’t Have to Punish Your Dancers – The Power of Positive Reinforcement

You Don’t Have to Punish Your Dancers – The Power of Positive Reinforcement Whenever I discuss the negative side to punishment, and why you should always avoid physical punishment I get questions about what to do instead. The focus is usually on the side of consequences. Coaches want to know, how do I get them

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