Grand River Academy Of Dance


Here are 5 tips for staying motivated with your dance goals in the new year: 

  1. Celebrate small victories: 

Change doesn’t happen overnight – make sure you celebrate your little successes along the way that help you get to your long term goals. For example – your splits won’t appear overnight. But make sure to celebrate when you notice a bit of small change, or you remember to stretch everyday for a week.  

  1. Stay committed: 

The more committed you are to your goals – the easier it will be to stay motivated for them. If you can keep your eye on the prize, it will be hard to forget what you’re working for!  

  1. Look for feedback from your teachers: 

Ask your teachers for tips and tricks to help you with your goals – that’s what we’re here for! It’s not only our job – but we LOVE helping our dancers achieve their goals. It’s what makes our job rewarding. So never be afraid to ask your teacher to help you along your way.  

  1. Find someone/something that inspires you: 

Whether it’s a fellow dancer in your studio, or a dancer out in media, find one that inspires you to keep going and achieve what you’re going for! 

  1. Set clear and specific goals: 

If you’re too broad with your goals – for example: “get better at jumps” – that makes it more difficult to achieve, and then therefore becomes more frustrating and you will become less motivated to make it happen. Set a more specific goal like: “get more height in my grand jété jumps” to be able to watch your progress more easily.