TCO Tips: The difference between great and good is mindset

Dancers, coaches and parents,

Ever have a friend come back from summer intensives and wonder “Wow, what has she been doing? Her leg height and turns are amazing!”

The “wow factor,” often comes from the mindset with which the dancer approached their experience.

What works:

  1. Be open to what the experience offers. Look for what you can learn in each class and each moment.
  2. Sincerely thank your teachers after each class. If you show them gratitude, you show that you are open to their help and feedback along the journey.
  3. Be open. Initiate introductions with your fellow dancers. Give compliments and ask questions. This is your opportunity to learn and grow for the upcoming season!

Remember, though, it’s not always going to go “your way.” Later this month, we’ll share tips on how to shift your mindset when things are different than what you’d hoped for or expected.

For now, which of these mindset tips will you try this summer? Have your own favorites? Feel free to share those in this dance community too!

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