eBook Excerpt: Setting Mini Goals
Thinking about competing? Whether your competition is next month or 10 months from now; it’s never too early to get the most out of your pre-competition training. Don’t miss out on simple changes or additions to your routine that might take your competition piece to new heights.
Setting Mini Goals
To get the most out of the competition process, we recommend setting “mini goals”, goals which have nothing to do with scoring and placements, but more to do with your growth as a performer and an arts. Goals should be SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, time-bound).
Some examples of mini goals:
Look at the camera 5 times during the routine.
Hit an extended butterfly for 3 seconds.
Cleanly inverting with straight legs.
Walk in heels without tripping.
Choreograph and execute a dance sequence in a style that you’re not comfortable in.
Create and be a character that is completely different from yourself.
- Not getting dizzy on the spin pole during the performance.
At the end of the competition, go back to your mini goals worksheet and see if you were able to achieve what you wanted!