Less Black Swan, More Born This Way

Why is body positivity in dance important?

We’ve all been there: spending so much time in front of the studio mirror that you begin to wonder how you can be too much and not enough at the same time. Then the black hole of negative self talk begins… and it’s so hard to get out after that.

Photo by jodi foucher photography

Photo by jodi foucher photography

Negative self-talk is something that runs rampant both in the dance world, and every day life. Think about it - you’d never speak to your students the way you speak to yourself. Words matter. It’s time to start using words to build ourselves, and our business up.

That's why I created Body Positivity & Empowerment In The Dance Classroom. It's a resource for teachers and dancers to build the best relationship with their bodies as possible, focusing on all the amazing things our bodies do, and all the fantastic ways our bodies support us, and our dancing.

Here's what the course covers and includes:

  • Nine phrases and team building activities you can use in your dance classes to empower dancers to build effective and healthy attitudes about their bodies, talents, and abilities.

  • How to weave affirmations into your teaching & additional phrases that will reinforce positive thinking in your students

  • Conversation starters to keep students (and parents) mindful of any limiting self-talk or beliefs

  • Group activities that are perfect for team building and creating a positive community

  • Tools to get parents on board

  • Workbooks for you and your students

  • Additional resources to continue your learning on the path to body empowerment

Body positivity is such an important issue in the dance community; this course is a vital first step for all dance educators in supporting + empowering their students
— Anne Green Gilbert, Founder - Creative Dance Center

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(It’s full of body positive talk + affirmations for you and your students)

I just want to say thank you for creating your body positive courses. They’ve helped my team and I as dance educators dive deep into this important work and create a different culture in our program.
— Stephanie Wilson, Dance2Give