Do you have any suggestions for handling nerves at dance competitions? We have participated in one competition already this year and my dancer was a nervous wreck. She is 12 and gets a little nervous before group dances, but with her solo it is literally like her teachers have to force her on stage. Once she started dancing, she relaxed a bit, but it’s all the anxiety leading up to being on stage. Do you have any techniques for managing stress prior to going on stage to compete?