With the arrival of competition season, it is important to allow some time to consider the non-technical and non-creative components of the competitive dance industry.

Dr. Alan Goldberg of Competitive Advantage offers an abundance of insight into Sports Psychology, particularly in identifying and describing the roles and responsibilities of the parent and the coach.

Check out the following, valuable articles:

Parents: What Does Your Child-Athlete Most Need From You?

Parents Role vs. Coaches Role

You will find several other articles/topics on parent/coaching success here.

Of course, it is important to remember that we are all playing for the same team-teachers, coaches, directors, parents, and students. We want our dancers to succeed, and we want our studio parents to be pleased with their dancers’ progress. Every year, we reiterate that we are all in this together, and if we work as a team and respect our unique roles, we will be training positive, happy, and successful dancers!

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