The Importance of Mental Health For Dancers During Covid
Lauren Ritchie is a mental skills trainer, dance educator, adjudicator, writer, & self described "unshakable optimist." Lauren, a trained dancer, is also a wealth of knowledge with an MEd in Coaching Studies and a BA in Professional communications. Not only is she an absolutely delightful human being, but she has made it her life’s work to support dancers to be their best – mind, body and spirit. Recognizing the lack of mental skills training in dance, Lauren has created programs and exercises dedicated to educating and empowering dancers mental health and fitness to optimize their training. After completing her A.R.A.D, Lauren knew she “wanted to dance” but had little guidance and awareness of the true process of transitioning into a professional dance career. This is why Lauren has created and hosts The Dance Podcast; an invaluable resource dedicated to inspire and educate dancers, teachers, and parents through candid conversations with industry professionals.
I am absolutely honoured to have Lauren share some of her knowledge with us through some guest blog posts. For now, I wanted to share a podcast episode with you featuring an interview with Lauren. I feel it really applies to the times we currently find ourselves in. There are some skills and tricks you can use to help dancers manoeuvre through Covid.
Click the link below to listen to the podcast.