Some subtle but effective ways we can help build a healthier mindset in our young dancers from a early age, so they aren’t held back by a lack of self-belief.
Healthy minded dancers means healthy human beings! And ultimately, brave, confident and expressive performers.
Mindfulness for children is about teaching them healthy mental habits, tools they can use to pause and relax in moments of anxiety or stress, and a way to release to any negative thought patterns they might feel (now or in the future) that could hold them back from success…
What is mindfulness?
And why is it important for our young dancers – and children, in general?
When you worry about the outcome of something, the work becomes tight and forced rather than enjoyable and expressive…
How do we as dance teachers encourage more enjoyment and natural expression in our dancers?
In reality, we are all TERRIFIED of failure. Mainly because we worry what others will think, that they will point and laugh, taking us back to playground days. Nobody likes to be seen as silly or foolish.
Our failures and flaws help us to grow and learn. Through them we find out what works and what doesn’t. Continue reading “Our failures and flaws”
“It’s just so fun. It engages all of them instantly. It’s the moments where you have to trust the children will use their imagination…and they do, thankfully!! I’m thrilled by the creativity this syllabus brings to the dance session..
Today we’re having a quick chat with the gorgeous Julie Laming AISTD, Principle of Mad4Dance, to hear why she chose to add Groove Child® classes to her school’s current timetable and how she has found working with this new and creative junior dance syllabus – the benefits and the challenges!
Can you tell me more about the syllabus? How is Groove Child different to other classes? How does it fit into my timetable? Can we enter children for exams? How much does it cost?…
If you are an established dance teacher interested in learning more about the benefits of adding the Groove Child syllabus at your school, head to the website http://www.groovechilddance.com/learn-more.html to register for your info pack
What a week…