You’ve been watching “Dancing with the Stars,”"So You Think You Can Dance,”"Glee,”and more, and now you want to learn how to dance. Good for you! Dance is a great way to get in shape, lose weight, let go of stress, and have fun. But where do you start?
Here are 3 Quick Steps to Learn How to Dance Fast:.
1. Find the Right Class.
Ask yourself what kind of dance you want to learn. Do you just want to dance in the clubs or learn the basics behind ballroom, Hip Hop, country, jazz, tap, ballet, etc.?
If you’re not sure, call the local studios, community centers and YMCA to see if they offer introductory dance classes. Then, you can try different classes to see which one you like best.
Once you figure out which dance style you want to learn, you’re ready for step 2:
2. Conduct Research.
If you want to learn the techniques necessary for the dance style you’ve chosen, it’s time to conduct some research. Check your local phone book for dance studios that specialize in the style of dance you want to pursue.
Ask the instructors questions about the classes, fees, apparel, and shoes you will need.
And if you still have questions, call larger dance organizations or companies to get their opinions on various dance schools and dance styles.
For example, if you want to learn more about ballet training, check with national organizations such as American Ballet Theater. If you want more of a general knowledge on how to pursue a dance career, try contacting your local college, Actor’s Equity Association or the Screen Actors Guild.
Also, check on major dance conventions visiting a town nearby such as Tremaine Dance Conventions, LA Dance Magic and others. This way, you will get an experienced expert’s opinion about your dance training rather than just listening to your local studio owner.
3. Have fun!
Once you find the right class for you and know you are learning the appropriate techniques, the fun begins! Now, it may be stressful when you start to learn a new dance style. Please don’t get frustrated! It usually takes time, practice and focus to become a good dancer. Otherwise, everyone would do it.
While you are honing your skills, try to remember that you are there to have fun. Do the best you can. Eventually, your muscle memory will kick in, and you’ll be a better dancer before you know it!
Dance for the Fun of It!
Whether you want to learn how to dance for fun or become a professional, go for it! Dance provides so many physical, mental and emotional benefits. And with all of the struggles in the world today, we could all use a little fun.
For more information about becoming a dancer and taking classes, feel free to write to me here. I’d be happy to help guide you in the right direction.