Have you ever noticed how some dancers just have “It”? You cant take your eyes off them, and they know how to entertain.
Most of the time, this is just a natural quality a lucky few have when they are born. But there are a few ways to become a better performer and develop more of the “It” factor – even if you don’t have it at birth.
- Think About Others
One of the first things you can do to improve your performance quality is to think about the audience. Remember… whether you like it or not, you are dancing to entertain.
In addition to focusing on your counts, technique and spacing, don’t forget to enjoy yourself! After all, the audience doesn’t want to see you focusing on your dance moves. They want to see that you enjoy what you do!
- Get Into the Moment
When you get ready to dance, think about the choreography, music and meaning behind it. You’re not just dancing to compete, complete an audition or simply move around. You are sharing a story and the emotions that go with that story.
When you let yourself go and stop concentrating on the technical part of dance, you will be able to share with the audience and give a much better performance.
- Dedicate Your Performance
If you have a difficult time feeling the music and sharing your emotions, dedicate your dance to someone else. Maybe you have a friend who is ill, lost a loved one, or feel strongly about a charitable organization. Think about one of these people when you dance. This will help you bring out your emotions and give purpose to your moves.
You Can Have “IT” Too!
While you may not feel you have the same performance level as other dancers, there’s no reason you can’t improve.
Performing is about sharing a little bit of yourself with the audience. Let them see how you feel when you dance. Share your true emotions through your facial expressions and movements. Think about others and share a story.
If you follow these simple guidelines, you’ll not only become a better dancer, but you’ll become a better performer that people will want to watch… over and over again!
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