2018 FDEO Conference

Orlando, 11th to 14th October, 2018


11th to 14th October, 2018 08:00 am - 11:00 pm


Spotlight Dance Center
7751 Kingspointe Pkwy, Suite 102, Orlando FL 32819
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October 14, 2018, 8:30 am

Modern Day Teaching: A Mindfulness Approach to Teaching Dance


Reinforcing consistency in practice and mindfulness, i.e. staying present and focused on what the student can do today to advance his or her practice, is way more effective than the strive for perfection in a field where competition and comparison are at the forefront of the industry and dance culture. Research has shown that the teacher that implements mindfulness techniques (such as visualization), a flexible approach, sense of humor, and positive reinforcements encourages self-confidence while shying away from instilling any type of fear or attainment for perfection. This aids the students in achieving a healthy approach to their physical, mental and emotional practice.

Hall: Studio 2 Track: Lecture or Discussion Type: