“Body Esteem: Piece of Cake & Peace of Mind” with Author Susan Walker, M.S., L.P.C.

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, Aimée Méndez & Jose Tolentino sit down with Susan Parish- Walker during the 30th Anniversary of Emerald Ball. Psychologist Susan Parish- Walker, who is also a student of  Aimée, discusses her book “Body Esteem: Piece of Cake and Peace of Mind.” Our body esteem is a topic dancers and all people are challenged with at one time or another.

Body Esteem teaches you how to think positively about your body and your appearance.

  • Overcome emotional eating
  • Develop self-confidence and self-efficacy 
  • Find an exercise that fits your personality
  • Create your signature style
  • Stop comparing yourself to others on social media

For many years it has been shown that if people are physically fit, they experience better physical and phychological health. Now, Susan Walker has added another dimension of healthy living and that is the importance of body image and self-esteem. A well-written and highly informative book. Order Body Esteem here. 

A Journey To Higher Self-Esteem Through Ballroom Dancing

Self-Esteem and Confidence is a struggle for many of people of all ages. While ballroom dancing can be quite challenging, it’s amazing to hear the stories of how it has helped so many people in different ways. Here’s an article from Nancy of Glittered Journeys, where she shares her journey to higher self-esteem through ballroom dancing.  By sharing her story she wanted to  inspire others to attempt and achieve big things.

“I believe ballroom dancing can also be a launchpad to revealing our inner beauty and higher power.” – Nancy of Glittered Journeys

My hope is that people can see that the stories we tell ourselves in our head don’t have to continue to be our only story. How we are today doesn’t have to be permanent, unless we’re happy there. What could your life look like if you believed you had the power to do the things you really want to do? Working through your personal limitations that may be holding you back will bring about serious confidence and self-esteem. My journey to higher self-esteem through ballroom dancing has been awesome and life-changing. My happiest moments are on the dance floor, but through dance I have evolved into a strong, confident, and happier person on and off the dance floor.

You can read more here.

Conversations With Wayne Eng Podcast: Dmitry Nikolaev of Ballroom Backstage

Our 10th & Final Podcast episode of Conversations With Wayne Eng in this first series! Wayne interviews Dmitry Nikolaev where he shares how and why he started Ballroom Backstage.

Watch below for the FULL INTERVIEW!

School Children Should Dance More in Schools

In an article by ukedchat they shared the latest research findings and Finland’s core curriculum encourage children to get off their desks and learn through physical activity and movement, but the process of adopting the new methods in practice is still in the early stages at schools.

It has become a global problem that not just adults, but children, too, are less and less physically active. Many children all over the world do not follow the national recommendations when it comes to physical activity. According to a Finnish report, negative perception of one’s physical competence reduces motivation for movement and exercise. Evaluation, comparisons and competitiveness connected to physical education may lead to negative experiences.

Read the FULL article here.

“COMMUNICATION IS KEY” -NAZAR NOROV

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, Aimée Méndez & Jose Tolentino sit down with Nazar Norov during the 30th Anniversary of Emerald Ball. Nazar Norov reveals the pressures of competitive dancing in a transparent and honest way and stresses that even though communication is challenging, it is key.

Watch the full interview below on Dance Teachers Academy’s You Tube below!