Performance Anxiety for Dancers
Performance anxiety can do one of two things: it can either get in the way of you giving your best performance, or it can help you to give the performance of your life. The effect of Performance Anxiety depends on you, and how you understand, work with and manage the symptoms.
Performance Anxiety can affect the way people think, feel, behave and perform. In this course, you will learn about the symptoms of Performance Anxiety. You’ll learn to recognise how PA can change the way you think, how it changes your body, how it changes how you feel and interact with other people and, ultimately, how it changes your performance.
The symptoms of Performance Anxiety are under your control. You have the power to recognise the symptoms and manage them. In this course you will learn there are many different methods for managing the symptoms of performance anxiety and that learning to apply the appropriate strategy is the key to making Performance Anxiety work for you and your performance.
The science of performance anxiety can provide us with an evidence-base which can help us to understand and manage the symptoms of performance anxiety. Performance Anxiety for Dancers and Performers recognises the importance of understanding the evidence-base and that is why we work closely with the scientific literature as part of your learning.
Hands-on practice is the established path to success for dancers and performers. Hands-on practice is also essential for understanding and managing the symptoms of performance anxiety. Performance Anxiety for Dancers uses Pause & Reflect Activities and Active Learning Exercises to give you the opportunity to think about how the content of the course is relevant to your own performance-related practice and also to give you some hands-on experience.
Give your best performances in class, rehearsal, auditions, exams and on stage by learning how to recognise, understand and manage your Performance Anxiety.