A year ago Heather wanted to quit teaching dance. She’s back but with new purpose after reevaluating and evolving. Find out what it took to find her way back.
As a ballroom instructor and competitor, Leon is no stranger to burnout. Sometimes getting to class or continuing with training can feel like a chore. When he needs a boost of inspiration, he uses these 5 strategies to re-energize and look forward to dancing and training again.
Dropping out is a big deal when you’ve invested a lot in dance training. How does a parent get to the bottom of their child’s desire to quit? Do you let her quit or make her stick it out? Chantale Lussier-Ley, a mental performance consultant who’s worked a lot with dancers, helps parents handle this situation with finesse and confidence.
Once I was chosen for the hip-hop dance team, I was embraced with open arms by my fellow dancers! The young ladies on the team loved having a male around and would often ask me to assist them with the unfamiliar hip-hop vocabulary they were being taught. As a young male, I felt that I had it made. I was naive and believed that all dance environments would be as accepting of male dancers. Boy was I wrong!