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.
Teaching dance isn’t all fun and games – I knew that going in. But, throughout 20 years as a dance instructor I have discovered some surprising difficulties and rewards in this career – things I never thought to think about at the start.
Words of encouragement and a positive atmosphere helps students think more positively about themselves. Our guest writer offers some suggestions to help instructors foster a healthy self-esteem in their students. Plus there’s lots more related reading linked in the text so that you can start your new dance season on a positive note.
We all face adversity in our lives. Obstacles for dancers can come in many forms. They may be physical (a chronic injury, muscular or structural limitations, sometimes even a person’s height can stand in their way). They may be in the form of other people (a discouraging teacher, a negative co-worker, an unsupportive family member). […]
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The mindset plays a very serious role in how we dance. Negative self-talk is damaging and has a way of oozing out to the people around you, actually affecting the performance of others. For instance, a little joke, a negative or sarcastic comment about your dancing can lead to another dancer feeling worse about any […]