Dance

How To Avoid Dancer Burnout

How To Avoid Dancer Burnout 2Q

Burnout is not as simple as just a lack of motivation. Although that is a large part of it, not everyone experiences burnouts in the same way.

 

Below are some signs to look for:

Physical Symptoms:

  • Insomnia
  • Frequently ill
  • Decrease in strength and coordination
  • Lack of hunger

 

Mental Symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Loss of motivation
  • Decrease in concentration
  • Increase in anxiety and agitation

 

Behavioral Symptoms:

  • Giving up
  • Decreased academic performance
  • Interpersonal difficulties

 

Ballroom Dancers often experience burnout due to the intensity of the training. Dance instructors often spend six days a week in the dance studio and it is imperative to understand the warning signs of students and instructors.

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