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Dance-specific psychology, the next steps? What you see IS what you get!

Optimising imagery use and avoiding negative vibes in ballet

People in all ‘disciplines’ are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of mental aspects of performance. Many performers, dancers included, employ mental imagery as a strategy to improve performance. In fact, its use is so potentially powerful and broad ranging that in sport, psychologists have called it the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of mental skills – put simply, it can help almost everything!

by Aine MacNamara and Dave Collins

Dance-specific psychology, the next step? What you see IS what you get!

Originally published in Dance UK  magazine, Issue 54 – Autumn 2004