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  • Writer's pictureSharon's Dance & Music

5 Tips to Decrease Performance Nerves

Updated: Dec 27, 2023

Our annual dance & music recital is less than one month away! Whether it’s your first recital, or you’re a recital pro, it’s NORMAL to get nerves before going on stage and performing in front of friends, family, teachers, and strangers!


We’ve put together our top 5 tips to decrease performance nerves -

  1. Practice, practice, practice! The more familiar you are with the material you are performing, the more confident you will be.

  2. Visualize yourself succeeding. Imagine the performance going off without a hitch, and how great it will feel when it's over.

  3. Get plenty of rest the night before. Being well-rested can make all the difference in your performance.

  4. Take some time to relax and clear your mind before the performance. Listen to calming music, practice meditation, or take a few minutes to do some stretching.

  5. Remind yourself that you are capable and talented. Everyone gets nervous before a performance, but you can overcome those nerves and do your best.

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