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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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technology

Ep. 22- Accept that Technology Changed Our Gen Z Dancers… Here’s what you can do

Accept that Technology Changed Our Gen Z Dancers… Here’s what you can do There is no denying that the current generation of athletes is different. Not necessarily good or bad, but they are different. There are some things to consider this season when coaching and teaching Generation Z: the advantages, the challenges, and specifically in …

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doubts

Ep. 20- Ten Doubts Every Dance Coach Has About the New Season

Ten Doubts Every Dance Coach Has About the New Season I used to start every season with a mix of emotions. Excitement, nerves, doubts, plans, goals… there are a lot of moving parts! I talk a lot about self-talk with dancers. It’s a really important and challenging mental skill that doesn’t come easy to most …

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Ep. 19- Mental Toughness, Success, and Confidence with Kelsey Nelson

Mental Toughness, Success, and Confidence with Kelsey Nelson This week I have the pleasure of sharing an interview with Kelsey Nelson. You know how sometimes you meet someone and it just clicks? Kelsey and I clicked quickly and I think we have similar philosophies and approaches to teaching dance. Let me tell you a little …

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growth mindset

Ep. 18- Want Stronger Dancers? Change Their Mindset

Want Stronger Dancers? Change their Mindset This week’s episode is all about growth mindset. You may have heard of it, but do you know how to implement it with your dancers? Change how they learn and everything else improves along with their mindset.  I start by sharing a quick definition of the concept of a …

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mentor

Ep. 17- Why You Should Be a Mentor and Have a Mentor at the Same Time

Why You Should Be a Mentor and Have a Mentor at the Same Time This episode is all about mentorship and community, and why I believe it’s the secret to success in our dance industry. I share the mistakes I made early on and the lessons I  learned along the way. Now, I’m grateful to …

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