Want to know the secret to becoming a good dancer? In this blog, I’m going to give you a few tips. We have added these tips to our secret Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Good Dancer.
How many of you have had that feeling that when the music start’s you start moving? And all of a sudden, you’re dancing. It’s an incredible feeling, isn’t it?. The best part about it is that anyone can do it!
Every dancer shares the same goal—become as good as possible as quickly. Of course, practice is one way to improve your dance skills. However, that’s not all.
Here are some simple tips that we would like to add to the Beginner's Guide to Becoming a Good Dancer
Tip 1: Be consistent with your dance lessons
Okay, let us be honest. Every aspiring dancer needs to take dance lessons. Even the best dancers take regular classes to stay groovy. Many people believe they can get good at dancing without taking any classes. Well, that’s wrong.
Just like you took classes to excel at school, you need to take dance classes to become a good dancer.
Tip 2: Find your ray of inspiration
Before you start taking any dance classes, you need to find your inspiration. Whether you are an amateur or have been dancing for a long time, the key to being a good dancer is to want to be a good dancer. Remind yourself why you love to dance so much. You can do this by watching dance videos or talking to your friends about it. Go to dance shows too!
Tip 3: Build a dance studio
Who said to practice dancing, one needs a high-tech studio? You can build a small yet fully functional dance studio at home.
Many people think that just because they take dance lessons, they do not have to practice. Well, that is not true. You might take dance lessons, but you still have to work hard and practice too. You can make room in your living room for a mirror and practice the routine you learned in class today.
Are you designing a dance studio at home? Read this first!
Tip 4: Start stretching
Stretching is a crucial part of the dance. Dancers should follow a warm-up routine before they start their dance practice to prevent injury.
To avoid an injury, stretch before you hit the stage. If you dance when your body is stiff, you might pull a muscle or get injured and have to sit out. Doing some warm-up and stretches will help make sure that doesn’t happen.
Are you in pain after stretching? Try these exercises
Tip 5: Have a goal
Everyone has a goal in their lives, so do dancers. Every aspiring, amateur, or professional dancer works with a motive. In your case, you are new to dancing. Your goal can be to take part in a dance competition.
Tip 6: Listen to the music and move your body
People dance because they feel like it. They might start with tapping their feet to a catchy beat, and then that becomes a dance. To be good at dancing, you need to know how the music makes you feel and express that feeling with your body. For beginners, the most important thing is to get to know the rhythm of the music. You will be more comfortable and enjoy dancing with other people if you have something in common with them.
Tip 7: Look confident
Dancers often make a common mistake. They stare at their feet when they learn a new dance. You might want to do this, but it may not be the best idea because dancing is not about seeing. It’s about feeling. To feel the dance, try and remember how your weight shifts and how you need to move your body in specific directions.
Tip 8: Dance with people
When you start dancing, it is natural to want to dance with your partner or friend. One may or may not feel comfortable dancing with someone else when they are just starting. However, it can be better to dance with different people because this helps you learn. If someone is better at something than you are, it is a chance for you to practice and grow!
Tip 9: Take your time and decide your dance style
With the variety of dance styles available out there, we understand if you feel confused. Which dance style is good, or which is easy and attractive. Dance styles such as Hip-hop, Bollywood, or salsa are easy to learn.
However, try out the dance styles you like and then choose your pick! Don’t take up a dance style under pressure you want to excel right?
Confused about the different dance styles out there? Watch this video!
It can be a daunting task to go from beginner dancer to skilled professional. But with the right guidance and motivation, you may find that your goal is much closer than you realized! We hope our tips for becoming a good dancer have helped you. If you want more help reaching your dancing goals, we are always happy to chat about what we can do for you at Choreo N Concept!