Best-selling author Greg Anderson once famously said, “Focus on the journey, not the destination." In an ideal world, dancers would always apply this mantra in the competition setting, putting less focus on the outcome and more on the experience.
Yet in such a high-stress environment, dancers often base their self-worth on whether they nab a coveted trophy or ribbon. How can dance teachers better prepare their students for possible disappointment? DT posed the question to several seasoned educators, who weighed in with their experiences and insights.