Coach’s Corner

How Westies are Staying Sane & Active

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Feeling lost or unmotivated without WCS social dancing? You are definitely not alone!I recently posted a question on Facebook, asking dancers: Without events/comps/social dancing, what are you doing to stay motivated to keep up your WCS skills? How are you staying sane and active these days? Click to Tweet The results were fascinating. Dancers from […]

How to return to WCS teaching (post-COVID) stronger than ever (Part 3 of 3)

While the West Coast Swing “league” (social dancing, events, and comps) is on hiatus, smart WCS teachers are using their downtime to reassess, refresh, and rebuild their teaching practice.  All around the world, the local teachers are the new champions, rebuilding the scene at the grassroots level. That’s what we specialize in – supporting local […]

Top priorities to refresh and rebuild your WCS teaching after COVID (Part 2 of 3)

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This article is Part 2 of a 3-part series for teachers wondering what they can do in this forced down-time to prepare their teaching practice so that as restrictions get lifted, they can come back to dance stronger than ever. In Part 1: How Smart WCS Teachers Can Prepare Now for Post-COVID,we talked about how this […]

How Smart WCS Teachers Can Prepare Now for Post-COVID (Part 1 of 3)

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With the hiatus that COVID has given (ok forced upon) the entire dance community, smart teachers are taking advantage of this opportunity to reflect, reassess their goals, and upgrade their WCS teaching.Even if you are not back to actively teaching yet, take advantage of the extra time you have (due to not social dancing) to:Research […]

Dancing with a Growth Mindset

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If you haven’t heard about this psychological concept, you need to. Understanding it can have a profound effect on your dancing, but also other areas of your life you may be self-sabotaging. Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s research results and application are summarized in her book, Mindset: the New Psychology of Success.  Her theory is […]