The Resource and Workbook is a "2 for 1" detailed handbook that offers teachers the tools needed for developing self-reliant and resilient dancers. It is an essential studio RESOURCE because it presents "what" and "why" psychological skills are important for dancers. At the same time, it is a WORKBOOK that offers an easy to follow step by step guide for "how" the strategies can be implemented in practice.
Teachers can optimise their students’ success by creating a safe learning environment in which they can experiment and take risks while developing their individuality.
LIFE CHANGING STRATEGIES
The teaching strategies presented in the Resource and Workbook have the potential to improve students’ emotional well-being in ballet classes while progressing their technical and artistic abilities.
Teachers help students take responsibility for their own progress through tools that develop sound decision-making and consistent performance.
This training develops student’s self-awareness, self-knowledge, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
The student will develop:
The ability to take responsibility for learning
The ability to make good decisions when autonomy is offered
The skill to drive progress and steer practice
Resilience in the face of challenges
"The time we have invested in journals has paid off dramatically in terms of students being able to remember multiple corrections and apply them”.
— Washington Ballet Teacher
“Some students are making decisions for themselves regarding technical cue words. They are genuinely embracing them and improving as a result”.
— Virginia Ballet Teacher
“I have found this to be a great way to help the students focus on their own individual needs, and the success rate has been very good.”
— Melbourne Ballet Teacher
WHAT YOU'LL GET
The workbook contains 3 sections:
Setting the Stage
Ways to prepare for psychological skills learning in the ballet studio.
How to create a culture for learning psychological skills.
The theoretical foundations for the strategies.