Even the most seasoned performers get a case of the jitters now and then. And everyone has their own way of coping with their nerves.

Whether you’re preparing for a show or waiting in the wings during one, here are a few small tips to help you remain calm and focused in order to perform to your best potential!

Keep Yourself Limber

One way to keep your nerves in check is by paying attention to your body, your muscles, and making sure that they’re in performing condition. By paying close attention to your body, you’re distracting yourself from feeling apprehensive.

Not only is this a great way to stay relaxed and focused, it’s also a phenomenal way for your body to release endorphins. If you didn’t know, endorphins are a natural compound in the human body which provides us with energy and the feeling of happiness. This one small act will do so much more for you than you might’ve thought!

Essential Oils

These fragrant oils aren’t just for your house! There are actually quite a few essential oils that are known to help  with nausea, headache and anxiety just by applying a small dab to the wrist or the temples. Here are the most popular oils used for anxiety:

  • Lavender

  • Eucalyptus

  • Jasmine

Breathe…

Take a moment to be alone with yourself.

Close yourself into your own private place to empty your mind and to breathe. Whether you choose to do this before or during a show, this small exercise can do wonders for the body and mind. Personally, I prefer to listen to some calming instrumentals as I do this. Think to yourself, I am strong, I am smart, I am capable. No matter what I do, I will do my best.

Use this time alone to reflect on how far you’ve come in your craft and to be proud of yourself. Enjoy the moment your are living in and remind yourself of why you love to dance.

Passion ~ Dedication ~ Artistry