FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
I like to offer each client a tailored experience in regard to their performance, career or wellness needs. I cover a range of topics from performance anxiety, goal setting, training pressure management, right through to dealing with differing personalities in an industry, work/life balance strategies, confidence building and motivation techniques.
I additionally specialise in dance sessions for a whole range of areas: technique, artistry, performance, flexibility, conditioning, strength training, cleaning of routines (group and solo).
As well as an extensive career as a professional dancer, teacher, coach and mentor - I am also an established and sought after global Examiner and Adjudicator. I love to pass along my industry knowledge, expertise and experience to all dancers and colleagues.
DO YOU OFFER GROUP CONSULTATIONS OR WORKSHOPS?
Yes absolutely I do. I have previously worked a lot with dancers and athletes. Our main focus has been on elite training; full time dancers who wish to take their careers to the next level, how they deal with all of the pressures associated with training institutions and the myriad of additional obstacles they may face along their personal journey to becoming an elite professional in their field.
DO YOU PREFER FACE TO FACE OR ZOOM CONSULTATIONS?
WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY INITIAL CONSULTATION?
Anything you feel would add value to your session. If you are someone who would like to write down a few notes or questions before your first session, you are more than welcome to do so. However, think of your initial consultation more like an open discussion where you are free to ask as many questions as necessary. This will allow us both to build a relationship and for myself to have a greater understanding of why you have decided to approach Teagan Lowe Coaching for specific issues or detailed education relating to performance or mental health within the elite performance space.
For all dance and physical sessions - be sure to be adequately warm and have a safe and well lit space to be able to get the most out of your session. Please see the zoom terms and conditions below for further details on this.
This is totally up to you! As the client I want you to feel most comfortable to be able to open up and relay what you need to. If you are happy to do a zoom consultation - I have got quite accustom to these over the days of quarantine in 2020. To those who prefer face to face contact, I am more than happy to provide a safe and comfortable space for us to chat and discover a program that works best for you to take away from our sessions.
DO YOU HAVE TO BE AN ATHLETE OR DANCER TO USE YOUR SERVICES?
Absolutely not! I am super happy to take on clients who would like to discuss anything with me. This may mean career issues, transitions, work/life balance, mindfulness, sleep/nutrition/lifestyle and any other issues that may be holding you back from reaching your full potential. Please get in touch - I woould love to hear from you all.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR CHILDREN?
As a dance coach, examiner, adjudicator and mentor I have over 20 years of working with a whole range of children. I also have a current Blue Card (WWCC) and First Aid Certificates.
I would suggest that the most appropriate age to think about elite training, and therefore need to seek guidance for it, would be around age 10 years and older.
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS (Parents please ensure your child fully understands these requirements):
Though your teacher may be able to see you, it is not the same as a live, in studio class. You will have to take more responsibility than usual for the safety of your space and of your movements.
Please make sure you have at least two metres clear space around you, that the floor is clear of any objects or spills, and the surface is appropriate to dance on.
Where possible, ensure webcams are located in a communal space like a living room - rather than a bedroom. If only a private space like a bedroom is available you must keep the door open and/or have a parent present for the duration of class.
Try to set up your screen so that it is at, or close to, eye height, and near enough to see the teacher clearly. Ensure you have the volume set high so that you can hear the instructions. If possible be lit from in front rather than behind, e.g. close curtains if dancing in front of a window. Make sure your device isn’t in danger of being knocked.
Your sound will be off when you join. You will be able to hear your teachers but they will not be able to hear you. Your teachers will decide when to bring your sound on if necessary. If you have a question please raise your hand, or comment in the message box, until you are noticed on the screen.
Wear appropriate clothing. Uniform is not essential, just some leggings and a t-shirt are fine. Absolutely no baggy nor revealing clothes please. Hair must be tied back.
Have a full bottle of water bottle close by.
If an exercise or action causes sharp or sudden pain, stop immediately, apply first aid or seek help from your parents. Advise your teacher as soon as possible. Because of the online format your actions are unsupervised by your teacher so please make your own judgements, as you know your own body better than anyone.
Have any pets or young siblings in another space to avoid sudden tripping hazards.
Please note that the material in this video is copyright and has not been approved for sharing, or for third party recordings.
Sharing of the classes and zoom links and passwords are strictly forbidden.