Aside from a passion for movement, most dancers and everyday movers have something else in common; we all have experienced insecurities and mental blocks that stop us from dancing at our best. Though many of us are able to push past doubts as sporadic mental annoyances, many others suffer in silence until our insecurities evolve into limiting beliefs called "Dance Dragons". Dance Dragons are self-sabotaging mental habits that aim to protect us from artist wounds of feeling embarrassment, shame, guilt, and unworthiness inhibiting full embodiment when we dance, or convince us to not dance at all. Dance is your human birthright; it is what allows you to be most authentic, joyful, fulfilled, and free.
That is why slaying your Dance Dragons is a non-negotiable and this workshop will show you how to do it. Slay your Dance Dragons provides participants with evidence-based tools to obtain authentic confidence from deepened knowledge of self, performance excellence strategies, and clarity of meaning and purpose as a dancer. Participants will be led through dance psychology based didactics, various reflective exercises, and fun experiential dance activities, of diverse styles, to apply performance excellence concepts. This workshop is for dancers of all types, bodies, and levels. What you will learn can be applied to your own personal dance journey, leaving you empowered and inspired by the possibility of standing in your own well-deserved personal confidence.
*The Slay Your Dance Dragons 30 Days of Slay Inspiration Journal will be provided.
Didactic- Reclaim your Dance Dragon Origin Story • Uncover the roots of your artist wounds and find empowerment in retelling your Dance Dragon origin story.
Performance Excellence Experiential (Jazz Funk) - Define your Own Success as a Dancer • Use intentional goal-setting and reflection practices as a framework to define personal markers of confidence building success.
Didactic-Own your Dancer Dopeness • Use various inventories to uncover your P.D.I., your Personal Dancer Identity, the unique combination of your identity, values, assets, and experiences that make you an irreplicable, dope dancer.
Performance Excellence Experiential (Afro Dance)- Memory Training as Dance Training • Learn the hidden reason why many dancers forget choreography and enhance your memory with different brain power hacks.
Didactic- Focusing Dance Passion with a Purpose • Use the D.C.D.P. framework to reveal the intersections of your “Why” as a dancer and crystalize them into a purpose statement that will inform the new habits and practices that transform fixed mindsets into Dance Dragon Slayer mindsets.
Performance Excellence Experiential (Contemporary)-Relax, Relate, Release • Decrease performance anxiety with relaxation response pre-class/performance rituals, release cues, and enhanced visualization techniques specific for performers.
Who is this intensive for? This workshop is for any level, style, or type of dancer or everyday mover. It is for those that have a love and passion for dance, but are struggling with limiting mindset habits that decrease confidence, negatively impacts focus, clouds creative and/or professional vision, and repeatedly reopens wounds of shame and doubt connected to the self-view as a dancer. This workshop is for those ready to invest in claiming their birthright to dance with confidence, freedom, and flow.
What experience do you need to take this intensive? This class is designed for dancers that have some experience. Choreography difficulty level will range from advanced beginner to intermediate. However, performance excellence techniques for training success will be taught in real-time so that participants can practice strategies for how to dance at their individual personal best in different dance contexts.
How do the classes work? Each class will introduce a topic focused on specific Dance Dragons and their impact. Exercises from the included workbook Slay your Day, 30 Day Reflection Journal and Dance Inspiration Workbook, will be facilitated then discussed with the group. The second portion of the class entails an Afro fusion dance experiential in the genres of Jazz Funk (Day 1), Afro Dance (Day 2), and Contemporary (Day 3) where you will have the opportunity to practice performance excellence techniques.
Do I have to take all 3 classes? Yes, there is no drop-in registration for one class. The idea is that each class builds on top of the other so that participants walk away with a full toolbox of strategies to Slay Dance Dragons moving forward.
How much does it cost? The whole experience is 6 hours. The cost is $175 which includes a copy of the Slay your Day workbook. With my one-on-one coaching price set at $115 an hour, this rate is a great opportunity to receive coaching in a safe and intimate setting, similar to a one-on-one coaching session, but at a fraction of the price.
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