A dance teacher’s home for knowledge, tools,

and support

Dance teachers care so much about the mental wellness of their dancers. But so many of us don't have time for a water break between classes, much less spend hours learning about how to best support our students.

Danscend has got you.

Danscend's Council for Educators gives you dancer mental wellness information, tips, and exercises in whatever format works best for you. And on your own time.

Need a short video about how to help dancers through perfectionism? We've got you. Want to listen to a self-talk podcast on your drive. Yep. We've got that, too. How about real-time virtual sessions with mental health professionals? Absolutely.

Learn how to care for your dancers' mental health and wellness in your own way, on your own time.


Each week, we will send you a short video to help you learn about the week's topic. From self-talk to body image to costumes to bullying - we've got your mental wellness information. In less than three minutes.

Mental Health Professionals

Each month, we welcome mental health professionals with experience in the dance and performing arts industries to share their wisdom, research, and tips for dancers and educators.

One-Page Summary

Don't have time, but you still want to learn about mental wellness? Each week, we share with you a one-page summary of the topic we're discussing. Learn basic information and grab some tips and exercises for the studio.


Learn about dancer mental health while you run, while you drive, or while you're doing your warmup. Podcasts are five minutes or less and tackle a new topic each week.

Real-Time Community

Every week, meet virtually for 60 minutes with dance educators from around the world for a more in-depth conversation on mental wellness in the dance world.


Share the gift of mental wellness with your class! Danscend's new and improved worksheets are colorful and informative and they give dancers a space to reflect on their personal mental wellness journey.

We recently had all of our staff and judges undergo training and certifications through Danscend. As a company, it was one of our best decisions this season. Kristin and Michelle were great to work with. They built a certification that made sense for our teams given their scope of work, presented it in a format that made it easy to understand and apply while bringing in real-time scenarios and discussion for our staff and judges. I would highly recommend Danscend for not only competitions but studios and teams as well. 

- Meghan Burgess, Owner, Ignite Dance Competition

“Spend the money. Do it. It’s going to make a world of difference in the way dancers handle and shoulder the pressure that naturally comes with all of the things dancers deal with.” 

- Brianne Zborowski - Co-founder and CEO - Apolla Performance 

"Thank you for an awesome training. Very thorough and well thought-out and organized. As an adjudicator with over 20 years experience, and a background in psychology, this is such a needed piece to the judging puzzle!"

- Christina Yoder, Dance Competition Adjudicator

"You can never have too much training when it comes to dealing with mental health in children, and the fact that this program is focused on our industry specifically is beyond helpful. Kristin and Michelle's experience in the dance world and their desire to make it better for young dancers is so inspiring. What they have created and the resources you gain through Danscend are going to really make a difference for our young dancers." 

- Stephanie Oliveri - Artistic Director at The guiDANCE Experience 

“I’ve found Danscend’s prompts for my students to be an effective way to get them thinking about their mental health on an ongoing basis. The easy to understand and thought provoking questions make discussions around mental health an accessible topic for any dance teacher no matter the stage of their career.”  

- Anouska Moore, Dance Educator

I really enjoyed the training class that was offered for adult mental health aid. The teachers were knowledgeable and understanding. It was nice to interact with people from different parts of the country and life stages to get their views on things. I felt that when i left the course, i would be able to help lead my dancers in the right direction if needed. I really enjoyed the class!

- Ashley Leone, Dance Teacher at ABDC

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