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How to Learn to Dance the Right Way

Aug 3, 2008
If you are anything like me, you've been touched by dance in one form or another at some point in your life. Maybe it was the first time you went to see The Nutcracker as a child. Perhaps you were caught up in the world of Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, admiring their tap dancing in classic films. Or you might have caught a group of street performers one day, or an ethnic dance troupe at a community festival.

Dance is something anyone can appreciate, but only a few people can do very well. Every person has the ability to develop their natural abilities, but it isn't something you're born knowing how to do. In order to dance--really dance--you need training.

But what if you aren't planning to be a professional dancer? What if you just want to learn how to dance for fun? Or at the very least, learn how to not embarrass yourself in front of your friends?

Even amateurs need training. Just like any other art form, there are methods for each type of dance that have been developed, refined, and handed down from teacher to student for centuries. There is no substitute for one-on-one teaching with a master. You wouldn't think of trying to earn a karate black belt by watching a DVD, and neither should you think you can become a proficient dancer in the same way. Taking formal instruction--either privately or in a group setting is the only real way to learn the whole concept of the dance.

Dance isn't just about where your feet are. It is about rhythm, coordination, how you hold your body, physical fitness, and concentration. You can't assess these qualities on your own. It is essential to get real time feedback from a professional instructor who can give you an objective opinion on your skill and progress.

There are dance instructors in almost every community who are available to teach different styles such as tap, jazz, hip-hop and ballet. These are people who have made a life of dancing--who have real passion and enthusiasm--and they will give you the attention and support you need as you attempt to learn. A good instructor will also be able to give you the encouragement you need as you undertake a new learning experience.

Learning to dance well is a feeling that compares to no other. Your confidence and ability will grow with each lesson. Through regular practice, you'll achieve more discipline, and you will begin to see an improvement in your physical fitness. Before you know it you may be ready to master even more styles of dance and increase your skill level as a dancer.

Don't be intimidated! Call and ask if you can go watch a class before you sign up, or ask if you can talk to the instructor one-on-one to discuss any concerns you have. You'll be glad you took the time to really study with a teacher when you are dazzling your friends and family with your moves at the next big party!
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Learning to dance is no different from learning any other physical activity. To begin you will be awkward and clumsy. The good news is that learning to dance is always fun, even in the early stages. Find out more about learning to dance here.
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