Posts tagged with ‘DanceSport’

  • 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… […]
  • 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 […]
  • How To Have a Perfect Tryout Session and Find Your Dream Dance Partner

    By Joao Capela on April 20, 2015
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    After months of searching, the golden opportunity arises to win yourself a dance partner through a tryout practice. It seems that this is your one shot. What should you do for a perfect tryout? I want to give my full respect to dancers who are pursuing a dance career but are held back because they do not have a partner. […]
  • What Are The Best Conditions to Dance?

    By Joao Capela on April 6, 2015
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    How many times have you found yourself looking for the best conditions to dance? Talking with couple a few weeks ago revealed to me their high comfort level at local and national competitions.  However at international competitions they are not able to achieve their highest levels because they feel that they do not have the right conditions to do so. […]
  • You Are Not Good Enough… Or Are You? – A Very Inspiring Story that You Should Listen To

    By Joao Capela on March 24, 2015
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    Being open to feedback and accepting criticism is part of being an artist.  The strength that comes from putting yourself in the public eye at the mercy of other individuals’ opinions can build your character and improve your dancing throughout your career.  Dedicated coaches, friends, and family offer their time giving you motivation and support.  On the contrary the people […]
  • [VIDEO] How to Improve Your DanceSport Performance with Focus Breathing

    By Joao Capela on February 24, 2015
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    According to the American Lung Association, the average adult takes over 20,000 breaths a day. Without thinking the body transports oxygen to cells as vital fuel.  Imagine the difference you can make by improving your breathing technique with focus breathing.  20,000 times each day you will be operating at a higher level. Focus Breathing for Success Dancers and athletes alike […]
  • [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 […]