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mental skills

Ep. 63- When Do I Teach My Dancers About Mental Skills?

Spoiler Alert: ANYTIME! But there’s more too it… It’s summer, which for me as a mental performance consultant means busy season! Lots of dance studios and coaches want to focus on mental skills training in the summer, which is great. It’s our “off-season” or as I like to say, “improvement season”. So in today’s episode, …

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captain

Ep. 56- 3 Key Qualities of an Effective Dance Team Captain

Choosing leadership is a big decision If you choose to have captains or formal leaders of any kind on your team, that choice can shape your entire season. And I believe the choice of who makes a good dance team leader has nothing to do with dance technique! When you are thinking about who will …

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Accountability

Ep. 37- Why Don’t Some Dancers Take Accountability for Their Bad Choices?

Why Don’t Some Dancers Take Accountability for Their Bad Choices? If you’ve ever experienced a rehearsal where dancers aren’t giving full effort, there’s eye-rolling or disrespect, it’s incredibly frustrating and it could be a sign the dancers lack accountability. Accountability is when you do what you say you’re going to do to the best of …

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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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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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