As both dancers and educators, we are all too familiar with the fact that dancers spend hours every day training their bodies and honing their craft, but there is little to no attention paid to training their minds as well. Many dancers struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, depression, negative self-talk, and maintaining a positive body image. And they are told to leave all of this outside the dance studio.
After working together in the education field for seven years, the idea of Danscend was born because of an overwhelming need that we observed in our students. No strangers to the need for mental health awareness, we both have wrestled with various issues in our professional dance careers as well.
So, we created a training for educators at dance competitions and conventions who are at the forefront of dance culture. Together, we can change the industry one dancer at a time!