Perfectionism in dance | on demand dance CPD

How perfectionism is learnt and reinforced in dance

How does perfectionism exist in the dance environment. 2 hrs time valued on demand CPD | taught by Dr Shona Erskine

Course description

It is strongly recommended that you complete the Introduction to perfectionism in dance course prior to enrolling this course.

The second part in the Dancing to perfection series. Explore how perfectionism is learnt and reinforced in the dance environment. 

What caused you to become a perfectionist and what keeps your perfectionism going? Make clear distinctions between the three dimensions of perfectionism and consider how perfectionism is amplified through dance training.

2hrs time valued on demand CPD. Includes three months access.

Course aims

  • Develop an understanding of how perfectionistic behaviour develops.
  • Recognise the factors that can reduce or exacerbate perfectionistic tendencies.
  • Understand how perfectionism is reinforced through rules, assumptions, and standards
  • Make clear distinctions between the three dimensions of perfectionism.

Course outcomes

  • Define the learning and temperament factors in the development of perfectionism.
  • Elucidate perfectionism that is orientated towards self or others or is socially prescribed.
  • Recognise how perfectionism develops over time.
  • Consider how perfectionism functions in your own practice.

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Dr Shona Erskine
Dr Shona Erskine

As a psychologist specialising in the performing arts I work with you on your journey to become the performer, educator or director you want to be. I develop bespoke and evidence based solutions for the challenges you face. 

The learning in Dance Knowledge works with the same principles I employ in face to face psychological services.

Practice Fostering mindful practice to establish workable techniques and habits.

Performance Achieving personal goals and acclaimed levels of performance.

Artistry Harnessing and understanding creativity and talent.

Resilience Building strength and flexibility through mental and emotional toughness.


For further information contact

luke@danceknowledge.com

Course Curriculum

Introduction
03:27
Introduction to how perfectionism is learnt and reinforced FREE PREVIEW
How perfectionism is learnt and reinforced worksheet
Course notes
Important terms FREE PREVIEW
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The development of perfectionism
10:41
The development of perfectionism
Direct learning - reward and positive reinforcement
Direct learning in action - Alice
Direct learning - punishment and lack of positive reinforcement
Direct learning in action - Mark
Learning and reinforcing perfectionism quiz 1
Indirect learning through modelling - Damian
Your own practice - modelling
Temperament - Sarah
Your own practice - temperament
Learning and reinforcing perfectionism quiz 2
Your own practice -shaping perfectionism
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How perfectionism is reinforced
09:59
Unhelpful rules and assumptions
Your own practice - unhelpful rules and assumptions?
Three ways perfectionism is reinforced
Your own practice - achieving the standard and setting even more demanding standards
Learning and reinforcing perfectionism quiz 3
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The three dimensions of perfectionism
10:13
The three dimensions of perfectionism
Self-orientated perfectionism
Your own practice - self-orientated perfectionism
Other-orientated perfectionism
Your own practice - other-orientated perfectionism
Socially prescribed perfectionism
Your own practice - socially prescribed perfectionism
Learning and reinforcing perfectionism quiz 4
In conclusion
What to do now
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References for Dancing to Perfection Series
References
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Reviews (4)

Really enjoyed the pyschcology of the subject

by Jennifer Sullivan
Thought provoking and informative . The subject certainly makes you evaluate your approach to teaching. I would highly recommend.

by Shona Cameron
Re-inforced what I had already learnt - well worth doing

Excellent course

by Mari-Louise Britz
A good follow up to the introduction course. I found it very interesting and thoroughly enjoyed it. I am really interested in also doing part 3 of the course but I cannot find it on your website. Will it become available at some later stage?
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Really enjoyed the pyschcology of the subject

by Jennifer Sullivan
Thought provoking and informative . The subject certainly makes you evaluate your approach to teaching. I would highly recommend.

by Shona Cameron
Re-inforced what I had already learnt - well worth doing

Excellent course

by Mari-Louise Britz
A good follow up to the introduction course. I found it very interesting and thoroughly enjoyed it. I am really interested in also doing part 3 of the course but I cannot find it on your website. Will it become available at some later stage?

by Barbara Devereau Bourgeois