Aligned Education

As a human, we can train three things, the mind, body and craft. As Dance Educators, we have spent years building and nurturing body and craft, but have not yet accessed the power of mental skills, within our leadership, teaching and classes.
Lauren Ritchie helps educators align their thoughts, words and actions which elevates there effectiveness, strengthens the dancers’ resilience and promotes confidence and mental health through easily applicable mental skills training and tools.

Event Details:

Thursday August 20th at  4pm  EST or 9pm UK Time Zone.  Registration opens at 3:45pm-4:00pm.

This event is open to all current paid up BATD members by registering with Toronto Regional Secretary Janice Lynn at
Registration deadline August 18th.

Lauren Ritchie

Mental Performance and Mindset Educator, MEd, BA, ESFCC.

As a human, you can train three things: your mind, your body, and your craft. Lauren Ritchie has been studying, researching, and educating dancers and teachers on the physical, emotional and mental intricacies of dance. Recognizing the lack of mental skills training in dance, Lauren has created programs and exercises dedicated to educating and empowering both dancers’ and educators’ mental health and mindset to optimize physical and artistic training. From her MEd in Coaching Studies to a BA in Professional Communications, to multiple Yoga certifications and an accredited Art & Science of Coaching Certification, Lauren has a unique blend of education and resources that offer a holistic training approach for dancers.

An established educator, facilitator and speaker, Lauren has delivered workshops to prestigious schools and training programs like the Alberta Ballet School and Harbour Dance Centre. She is the co-founder of the Dance Teacher reTREAT and has been a keynote speaker for the House of Jazz (London), Dance Teacher Expo (Toronto), and DTRC’s On The Move workshops (Vancouver and Calgary).

Lauren has firsthand knowledge of the attributes required to achieve and sustain peak performance. She was a highly competitive and decorated dancer having classically trained in ballet, jazz, tap and lyrical. After completing her A.R.A.D, Lauren knew she “wanted to dance” but had little guidance and awareness of the true process of transitioning into a professional dance career. This is why Lauren has created and hosts The Dance Podcast; an invaluable resource dedicated to inspire and educate dancers, teachers, and parents through candid conversations with industry professionals.

Lauren’s engaging and encouraging teaching style has inspired dance teachers and students across the country to be their best – mind, body, and craft.