I am participating in a dance in a big event at school that will be presented to 1000s of people. As soon as we run onto the stage I feel I have no power. I forget all the steps and my body starts vibrating in nervousness. I don't have an idea what I do then and I do all rubbish even though I practise daily! Can I get some help? I need confidence! HELP

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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

Well maybe you can ask the instructor or a friend who knows what he or she is doing. It's better to learn from others especially when you're confused!

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Nemo Neno answered

I think for that you should just have faith on yourself and tell yourself that you can do it and then here you go. You won't feel nervous at all

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Don't worry you are not alone, even performers that have been performing all their life can suffer from stage fright. Stage fright is very common when people have to perform in front of a lot of people, especially if they are not used to doing it.

If you overcome this stage fright then it should be easier for you to remember your dance, as it is this nervousness that may be causing you to forget.

You need to train your body and mind to relax while on the stage, this can be achieved by following a few steps:

  1. Make sure you stretch before performing as this can help relax and prepare your body. Also eat a banana, as this will stop you feeling sick when you are nervous.
  2. Have you tried meditating the morning before? It works for some people. Sit and relax your mind in a quiet corner somewhere for 10-20 minutes.
  3. If you say you feel shaky, then definitely avoid drinks with any caffeine in them such as some fizzy drink, coffee and energy drinks.
  4. Although some people say imagining the audience with no clothes on helps, I personally think this is a bit of a strange tip! I prefer to picture the audience full of people that I know and love, and that I know will support me through my performance.
  5. Drink orange juice a little while before your performance as this can help you feel less anxious.
  6. Keep doing what you are doing and practising as much as you can. It helps if you can watch yourself in the mirror or practise with someone so you can see where you go wrong.
  7. Act confident even if you are not. If you act like you don't have a care in the world then you may actually start to feel it.
  8. Most of all, think positively, if you really believe that you are going to do well, then chances are you will!

Good luck with your show!

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Nice Girl
Nice Girl commented
Thank you very much! That will help lots! And imagining people without clothes is weird, I can never ever do that! I think that I don't care what people think of me, and if I know I'm looking good, that's all that matters, so this helps me and today I was less nervous! Thanks!
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
I get stage fright as well
Nice Girl
Nice Girl commented
That's with many people!
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Niki ta answered

Don't worry, I am sure you have dance partners there to back you up and make you feel better. Plus I am sure you are great, even if you aren't it doesn't matter what people think... Unless it is good then it makes you feel better. XD. But you will do fine. Last year I had a dance solo for two songs and I was so nervous because I had to dance with the little kids and thought people would make fun of me because I volunteered for it. But they didn't and all my friends supported me.

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