The Emotion Epidemic
How Students Easily Catch Their Teachers' Viral Emotions
What is Emotion?
a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others (Dictionary.com).
Emotions have a great effect on a person's performance in any situation. Though it may not seem so, emotions are often responsible for one's success or failure. The more of a happy and relaxed mood a dancer is in, the better they will perform. The opposite is true of negative emotions. The more angry and anxious one is, the worse their performance will be (Bourg). Due to this, it is vital that dance teachers understand how they impact their students emotions and what will happen because of their impacts.
How Do Teachers Impact Their Students' Emotional States?
What Does This Mean For Those Students?
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