Giving your children vital "Life Skills" through their Arts
Why not give your dance school a program that will enhance the 3 pillars that support it?
Dancers, Teachers and Parents.
Eliminate Irish dancers pre-performance sickness, falls, heavy legs, freezing on stage, forgetting steps, under performing at big events and a career full of regrets.
Give your Irish dancers the a strategy for peak performance at every event, confidence, self drive,endurance and expression. Give them the "Dancing Mind”
Over 20,000 Irish dancers coached Globally over the past 2 decades.
You can see all the Irish dance schools already benefiting from the Dancing Minds program here.
Full school workshops now available via Zoom!!
YOUR COURSE BREAKDOWN
EVERY STAGE OF THIS PROGRAM IS APPLIED THROUGH IRISH DANCING AND TESTED UNDER PRESSURE IN A SAFE FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT IN ORDER TO TEACH MENTAL RESILIENCE AND FOCUS!
EACH IRISH DANCER WILL ALSO BE ASSESSED THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM SO EVERYONE PRESENT MAY BE AWARE OF THEIR OWN PROGRESSION!
Stage one looks at the main reason why Irish dancers hold back from progressing in their chosen field and refuse to take opportunities that are presented to them.
Stage two covers the second most important resource that we have to work on, which is self motivation for the Irish dancer.
Stage three looks at strategies that work best for us as individuals and also what others have to offer.
Stage four takes a look into obstacles that can hold an Irish dancer back from progressing as an individual.
Stage five Looks at how you can work with the part of our mind that works behind the everyday analytical mind in a fun way.
The workshop will end with Sean giving each Irish dancer and the Irish dance teacher a simple process which he refers to as the light switch.
When they use the light switch, they will light up the stage. They have no need to analyse the science behind the process. This will be explained to the parents.
The Irish dancer's parents will attend the last 20 minutes of the workshop so that Sean can explain to them what their children done through the workshop, the reason and benefits of what they done and how the parents can help to keep up and develop their progress into the future.
PROGRAMS FOR IRISH DANCE SCHOOLS CONSIST OF HALF DAY, FULL DAY AND 2 FULL DAYS DEPENDING ON NEEDS AND AGE GROUPS.
ON LINE 1 ON 1 MENTORING IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON REQUEST .
Sean helps me to get in the zone and calm down right when the nerves kick in before a major Irish dance competition. It's so important to be in the right frame of mind and I notice the difference between when I have been practicing everything Sean has taught me and when I haven't. It's the difference between having a good day at dancing and a bad one or a good feis day and a bad one. A lot of how we dance or even think we can dance is just in our heads and we can stop ourselves from being at our best if our mindset isn't good. For me personally it really makes all the difference between just getting up and dancing and putting on a performance with that extra spark for everyone. And my teachers can definitely tell the difference!
Shannon Bradley 8 X World Champion.
It’s like there was a switch in my head that needed to be clicked the morning of a competition, & the only person who knew how to access that, was indeed, Sean himself. From the day we left his workshop in Belfast, to even this day, if I’m struggling mentally -
Sean genuinely had the most amazing positive effect on my dance career, & without the guidance he gave me that day in his workshop, I really don’t know would I have coped with the amount of pressure that was on me, year after year.
John Lonergan. 6X World Champion
8x World Irish Dance Champion
When I first went to Sean I didn't know much about the mental side of Irish dancing, it was always about practice, practice, practice. But the truth is it's more about your mental approach to training than the actual training. I was on the verge of quitting Irish dancing but Sean helped me and gave me tips in just a single session with him that I continue to use today in all walks of life.
His simple key messages changed my approach to Irish dance competition and helped me fulfill my natural talent potential and eventually win my final 3 world titles. I credit him hugely for changing my outcome in Irish dancing and for helping me fulfill dreams today. In a time where dancing is moving from a hobby to a sport on the level of Olympians, mental preparation and practice is key. I genuinely believe you can beat every element in the right frame of mind. And there's nobody better to learn that from, than the main man himself, Sean Connolly.
5X World Irish Dance Champion and semi finalist in Britain's Got Talent
" Sean's work helps one to strive to be the best they can be through self belief and being positive. We would all lead a richer life if exposed to these methods"
Breandan De Gallai, Former lead dancer in RiverDance, RTE presenter and choreographer.
5x World Irish dance Champion and semi finalist in Britain's Got Talent