Success Coach & Wellness Mentor
For Pre-Professional Dancers

With Workshops In …

Dance Schools Elizabeth Sullivan has held workshops in

Dear Moms,

Having your daughter or son in a pre-professional dance program is an experience!

It is exciting to watch her improve and grow, but it can also be extremely nerve-wracking.

As a parent, are you concerned about:

  • your dancer’s body image?
  • what he should be eating? (or what you should be feeding him?)
  • the competitive atmosphere?
  • her dance friendships in light of that competition?
  • how he’s balancing academics with dance training?
  • whether she should pursue a career or not?

If you share these concerns, then you’re probably in the right place.

Even moms who danced themselves can get overwhelmed by the pace and seriousness of this type of training.

Maybe you’re like a lot of the parents I talk to every day: you want to support your child, but sometimes, you’re not sure how to best do that.

Maybe you’re like my parents who knew nothing about the dance world and always felt they were a little bit “unqualified” to be making decisions.

Or maybe you’re getting conflicting information from different schools about your child and you’re not sure what’s what.

  • Has it been suggested that your dancer should lose some weight, but her pediatrician says she’s healthy?
  • Is he getting to that age when a decision needs to be made about how serious he is about dancing?
  • Has a school expressed interest in her, but going would mean moving away from home?
  • Does everyone see the potential in your son, but he’s feeling indecisive about what he wants?

Of course you’re feeling confused. Anyone would.

Dance schools are set up to do one thing really well: to train young dancers in technique, artistry, and performance.

Most schools are really good at this.

But there are so many other things that dancers and their families need in order to be truly successful and happy: they need to know how to feed their growing bodies for life as well as dance, how to cope with the emotional turmoil that comes with the territory, and how to balance their academics with their ambition, for starters.

That’s where I come in.