A dancer, a businessman, and an artist walk into a room.
What do they have in common? The fact that they all hire coaches to help better them in their pursuits. So — maybe that anecdote isn't clever or funny, but you get the picture.Why do people need coaches, and how can you get the most of a coaching?
The first and most obvious reason is to have an outside pair of eyes look at your work then give you tips on how to make it better — this is a great reason, and we could stop there.
But coaches, sports coaches, life coaches, dance coaches or otherwise, do more than tell you "hey, do better" or "point your toes." They inspire you to push yourself and set you on the right path to take your performance to the next level.
It often seems like "successful" people were born successful, or figured out how to work to their full potential on their own, or just somehow know how to get what they want. But, when we think about it, we all realize that people aren't born knowing how to master any particular skill. Getting to the "next level" requires a lot more than repeating the same steps by ourselves on a daily basis.
Whether that next level be dancing competitively or feeling comfortable enough to say yes when somebody asks you to dance, coaching takes thinking out of the equation — coaches narrow down your focus to one specific change, creating attainable results that will affect the rest of your body, your mind, and your dancing.
More specifically, coaches:
If you're thinking about taking a coaching here are some tips to get most out of it:
Whether you feel like you've hit a plateau in your dancing or you just want to give a new experience a try, the biggest benefit to taking a coaching is walking away with a new sense of inspiration. As you open yourself up to the coaching experience, the mind gives way to the body and clears room for a focused, relaxed state we don't normally experience in our day-to-day lives.