Everyone has an occasional bad day or days. When it happens to you as a dancer, it is important to get out of that funk and start applying positive energy. Below are a few tips to stay positive and help avoid any feelings of negativity when dancing:
Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
If you are having “one of those days” don’t make it worse by comparing yourself to all the other dancers in the class. Focus on you are doing and what the teacher is teaching, and just try to do your best.
Try Changing Your Look
If you need to change your attitude to a more positive tone, try changing your look with a different dance outfit, or change your hairstyle just to have something different. Sometimes this simple change can get you out of a funk.
Give Yourself a Break
Don’t be hard on yourself if you are struggling in class. Give yourself a break, and just try your best. Also remember to have fun.
Make Small Goals
Sometimes it helps to make small goals of what you want to accomplish in class or practice rather than putting too much pressure on yourself to do everything perfect.
If you are going through a bad day at school or dance, try self-affirmations by sending your brain positive reinforcements. This triggers a growth in confidence and improvement in overall mental health.
A dancer’s most important relationship is between her mind and her body. Keep dance FUN by working at keeping your attitude positive.