Body Positivity & Empowerment in the Dance Classroom

Take your students from tired to 3D - transform their energy in mind, body & spirit​. This course focuses on 9 phrases that builds happier & resilient dancers!

“Body positivity is such an important issue in the dance community, and this course is a vital first step for all dance educators in supporting and empowering their students.” - Anne Green Gilbert, Founder, Creative Dance Center & Kaleidoscope Dance Company

Body Positivity & Empowerment in the Dance Classroom is all about learning to empower your dance students through positive affirmations that encourage mindset shifts and personal growth.

This course focuses on 9 phrases and team building activities you can use in your dance classes to empower dancers to build effective and healthy attitudes about their bodies, talents, and abilities.

You'll learn:

  • how to weave affirmations into your teaching & get additional phrases that will reinforce positive thinking in your students
  • conversation starters to keep students (and parents) mindful of any limiting self-talk or beliefs
  • group activities that are perfect for team building and creating a positive community
  • tools to get parents on board
  • workbooks for you and your students
  • additional resources to continue your learning on the path to body empowerment

Learning how to empower students (and ourselves) with positive words and beliefs is one way we can make sure to light our students up and affect real change in our classrooms.

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Your Instructor


Hey there! I'm Katrena, the CEO of Different Drummer Dance, a dance studio and online education platform on a mission to bring much needed mental, emotional, and physical wellness to dancers and dance teachers.

As a former professional dancer, I desperately needed wellness tools on body positivity, growth mindset, and mental health. If I had had knowledge and resources on these topics as a young dancer, my career would have been totally different: longer, healthier, and way, way happier.

Once I began teaching professionally, I saw even more clearly how much my students also needed these skills. I was tired of seeing dancers be obsessed with body image and restrictive eating. Tired of seeing students plagued by self doubt, comparison and self hatred. Over the burnout, constant injuries and toxic language, habits and traditions.

So I decided to start creating the resources I had needed as a young dancer and teacher.

That's what you'll find in my courses here. They focus on creating the change I want to see in the dance world, and creating a more inclusive, diverse, equal and kind dance industry. It's time we left dancers better than we found them.

If you agree, this is the place for you! I hope to connect with you soon and see you inside one of my courses!

Course Curriculum

  Welcome & Introduction
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.