Please email me, COACH RENEE, at Reneebuchholz@me.com if you have any questions you need help answering about the dance team or auditions.
Are You Coachable?
How far is the athlete willing to go? Will they give up after the first mistake, or will they keep pushing until they overcome an obstacle? Determination is something that separates the good from the great - it is what a dancer is ready to do in order to achieve a goal. Dancinging is particularly frustrating for athletes because every little body movement matters. It takes time, effort and dedication to master tumbling and stunting. You have to not only be physically prepared; your mind must be equally strong. And it all boils down to how determined an athlete will be to accomplish his or her goals.
Willingness to listen and apply corrections
This is something a coach does not take lightly. If an athlete is unable to listen to a coach, there will be tension and frustration on both ends. Being open and willing to hear what your coach has to say without getting defensive or angry is a sign of maturity and will take you far in life. Learning how to separate correction from “being mean” is something not all athletes understand. Some never do. Understand that your coach is not here to make you feel bad about yourself and that they want what is best for you. Apply the corrections and listen to the coach because, chances are, they are right! Know that you will become a better athlete through listening to your coaches.
Accepting of failure
You will fail. Many times. Dance is challenging; we don’t always hit every routine perfectly.When we learn a new stunt sequence - it will probably not go as planned. And understanding that failing is a part of the learning process is applicable to your life far after dance team is over. I think the saying, “If you fall down 7 times, get up 8” is such an important one to remember. Failing is inevitable. But how you react is something you can control - and rising to the occasion only makes you stronger.
Your commitment to dance team comes from your passion. It is obvious if a dancerer is not passionate about the sport - you can see it on his or her face. You need to be completely engaged as a dancerer, but this will come naturally if you truly love dancing. Passion arises from within and is not something you can force upon someone. If you love dancinging it will show in your spirit!
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Here are some important links you may want to check out if you plan to audition for the dance team.
- Check out how to learn how to do the splits.
- Learn how to leap.
- Learn how to do a C Jump
- Learn how to do a Toe Touch/Russian
- Learn how to to do a firebird.
- Learn how to do a piroette.
- Learn how to do a double piroette
- Learn how to do an A La Seconde Turn
- Learn how to da a FOUETE
- Learn how to do straight Kicks
- Learn how to do a Flying Disc/turning second position leap
- Learn how to do a fanning tuck jump
- Learn how to do a swith firebird
- Learn how to do a 6 oclock
- Learn how to do a A'LaSeconde into an illusion
- Learn how to do floating turns
- Learn how to do a side leg hold
- Learn how to do an elite turn combo