Posts tagged with ‘ballroom’

  • 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, […]
  • 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, […]
  • How to Learn Faster and Improve Your Dance

    By Joao Capela on May 4, 2015
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    How can one learn faster? Is there a way to learn new choreography and technique and be able to execute that in a more timely manner? Assimilating information at a faster rate with ease can change the rhythm of your day to day schedule drastically in and out of dance. In this video I show five easy steps that will […]
  • Why Being Authentic on the Dance Floor Will Improve Your Performance

    By Joao Capela on April 27, 2015
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    How to be more “you” on the dance floor and bring more of yourself and your personality to your dancing? Think about the best couples that you know. Why are they so great and different on the dance floor? One of the reasons that makes them amazing is because they are not afraid of showing their real personalities and emotions […]
  • [VIDEO] How to Create a Pre Competition Routine That Works

    By Joao Capela on February 2, 2015
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    Adjusting in high stress environments is part of what it takes to be a competitive dancer. Even for the seasoned Dancesport dancer a level of flexibility is essential at each competition.  Time tables and the dance floor amongst other factors all contribute to new conditions that require time and mental energy to adapt.    Showing up without a plan easily […]
  • [VIDEO] Do You Know Why You Dance?

    By Joao Capela on January 30, 2015
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    And You? Do you know why you dance and are doing the things that you are doing? Reflect upon this question for a moment.  Years of training can easily put one into “autopilot” mode where you are constantly performing but losing sight of the value it brings to your life. Meditating on the reasons which draw you to this art […]
  • [VIDEO] How To Plan Your Dancesport for 2015

    By Joao Capela on December 23, 2014
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    In this 10 minute video I want to pass on to you the best way for a Dancesport dancer to set goals and achieve them in 2015. Do you want to win the Nationals, improve your performance, find a partner or strengthen your relationship with your current one? Follow these steps and it will be much easier for you to […]
  • [VIDEO] Reacting To A Single Bad Classification on A DanceSport Final

    By Joao Capela on November 21, 2014
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    Hey there! Have you ever been in a Dancesport final where you had all 1st’s and 2nd’s places and one single 6th…? From one judge? This is really annoying, isn’t it? In this video I’ll teach you how to react to this kind of situations.   Hey! Joao Capela here your Mental Coach for Dancesport. Today I want to talk you […]
  • [VIDEO] How to Overcome Anxiety on a Dancesport Competition

    By Joao Capela on October 8, 2014
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    In this video I show you the 3 simple steps that you can take to control and overcome nervousness and anxiety on a DanceSport competition.   This is the first video that I publish. I hope you enjoy and that this can help you on the next dancesport competition.     And You? What makes you more nervous during the competition […]
  • Two Main Attributes for DanceSport Success!

    By Joao Capela on June 21, 2014
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    Two Main Attributes for DanceSport Success Sometimes dancers ask me what is the secret to achieve dancesport success. This is always a difficult question since success varies from dancer to dancer and from couple to couple. Maybe your goal is to be a good dancer at your local city while doing some national competitions, or maybe you are on the international […]