Competition Preparation

Worksheet Packet

Danscend worksheets guide dancers through learning about, reflecting on, and creating healthier practices around mental wellness in their dance journey.

This competition and convention-centric worksheet packet of 10 addresses the following topics:

  • Preparing for stressful situations…before you get into them
  • Calming your brain and body when you're nervous
  • Coping with negative or hurtful feedback
  • How to respond to unkind people
  • How to set goals for greater control and success
  • Recognizing your perceived threat
  • Reframing competition - How to increase your chances of winning
  • Thriving in pressure-filled situations
  • Two ways to breathe your way through a challenge
  • The after-the-performance-is-over worksheet

Each two-page printable PDF

worksheet includes:

  • Understandable information on the topic gathered from peer-reviewed research
  • Examples of dancers encountering these topics inside and outside the studio
  • Practical exercises for application of this information to dancers' everyday lives

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