How to Trust 2 Dancers

Dancers need to trust each other in order to perform complex partnering moves. Without this trust, a dance can look tentative and unfinished.

To examine the relationship between these dimensions and flow, we used an improved causal steps approach developed by Wen and Liu66. This allowed us to identify complete and partial mediation paths.

4. Practice makes perfect.

The old cliche is true: it’s really important for dancers to practice. Rehearsing helps build muscle memory and ensures they know the steps. But don’t overdo it! Just like an Olympic-hopeful runner wouldn’t run a marathon the day of their qualifying race, dancers should avoid over-rehearsing just days or hours before the competition. This can lead to burnout and even physical injury. Instead, aim to practice a few times throughout the week leading up to the event.

5. Be prepared.

Dancers should prepare for competitions and performances by getting a good night’s sleep. This will help improve memory and performance. They should also make a checklist of items they will need to bring. This could include water bottles, a snack, an extra pair of shoes and a change of clothes. Lastly, they should make sure that they pack everything in their dance bag and double check it the night before.

During rehearsals, students should be encouraged to problem solve together. This will help build their bond with their partner, and it will allow them to come up with solutions to tricky moves. For example, if a lift isn’t working well, the pair can try different options during a practice to see what works best.

Additionally, it’s important to teach students coping strategies for stage fright. This will help them to stay calm and confident.

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