Mental Tips for DanceSport

  • Overcoming Stage Fright in DanceSport

    By Joao Capela on August 10, 2015
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    A few days ago I was consulting, through DanceSportExperts.com, a ballroom dancer that was suffering from a severe stage fright, and even if this was not my first contact with these situations, this one made me think a little bit… Maybe there are many dancers out there with the same problem and needing help. So I decided to share my […]
  • How to Improve Your DanceSport Practice Sessions

    By Joao Capela on July 30, 2015
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    What if you could improve your DanceSport Practice Sessions and take the most of them? What if you could apply simple mental techniques on your practice sessions and watch the performance going up? In today’s video I am going to show you how you can improve your practice sessions. 99% of a dancer’s time is passed in the dance studio, […]
  • What to Do if You Feel Burnout of Ballroom Dancing

    By Joao Capela on July 22, 2015
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    Are You Experiencing Burnout of Ballroom Dancing? When I started my dancesport career I LOVED everything around it. I loved the practice sessions, the lessons, the traveling, the competitions it selfs. I did everything to improve my dance as quick as possible. I looked for ways to improve my stamina and my nutrition. I took lessons on other dance styles… […]
  • What If You Feel Sick Before a DanceSport Competition?

    By Joao Capela on July 15, 2015
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    I remember to wake up sometimes a feeling a little bit sick before a dancesport competition or a lesson with my dance teacher. That was for me a bad time! I’d spend so many hours practicing to that competition or for that lesson and I wanted to have my energy level at the maximum. Unfortunately at that time I didn’t […]
  • Is Talent Born or Created in Ballroom and Dancesport?

    By Joao Capela on July 8, 2015
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    Many times during my dance career, both as a dancer and also as a dance teacher and mental trainer, I’ve heard things like this: “That one is a very talent dancer, he has a big future ahead.” and “She is naturally good for dancesport. She has a lot of talent”. However many times, those very talent kids, after a while, […]
  • Smiling and Dancing – A Proven Mixture for Ballroom Dancers

    By Joao Capela on July 1, 2015
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    Everybody knows that dancing makes you smile. And if you are smiling, maybe you are feeling happy and in a great state of mind. But what if you want to compete and you are feeling down? In this situation, the smile is lost and… the performance will suffer too. In this video, I show you how current scientific studies support […]
  • How To Deal With Difficult Times in DanceSport

    By Joao Capela on June 24, 2015
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    Let’s get real… if you are in the competitive side of ballroom dance, you already did faced many difficult times and the chances are that you will face many more. DanceSport makes you work hard, always trying to achieve your best, and, in this path, you will always find challenges, obstacles, problems and disappointments. The secret here is not how […]
  • How To Train Your Focus… With a Yellow Duck – Ballroom & DanceSport

    By Joao Capela on June 17, 2015
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    Many times my couples ask me how can they improve and train their focus. They ask me for specific exercises that they can take on a daily basis which will help them achieving a sharper focus. For this reason, I decided to create the exercise that I´m showing you in this video. With a yellow duck (or any other object) […]
  • What To Do One Month Before a DanceSport Competition

    By Joao Capela on June 8, 2015
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    What can you do to improve your performance one month before a DanceSport competition? Which steps may you take and how can you schedule your practice sessions? With my experience working with top level couples, I am still surprised to find dancers who still don’t know how to have a good preparation for a ballroom and latin competition. I know […]
  • How to Be More Positive and Perform Better in DanceSport

    By Joao Capela on May 25, 2015
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    How can you be more positive and so have a better performance in a dancesport competition? How can you be a more positive person and dancer? When we are positive (more positive then negative), everything around us works better. Just think about positive people that you know. It looks like that they have the solution for everything. They are able to resolve […]