You get to dance class early and warm up.
The minutes tick by, and you notice that the
other students are not there. It seems that
everyone is out sick today, and you get a private lesson
from your dance teacher!
Now, many of you may be thinking, “Oh No!â€
Your knees start knocking, and your hands shake. The pressure is on,
and you know you will need to give 100% – whether you feel like
it or not.
This has happened to me numerous times. In fact, it occurred this
past Wednesday in ballet. At first, I think:
“Great. I would have a private, dance class today. I don’t have a lot of
energy because I’ve been working all morning.
And then, I snap out of it. After all, this is a wonderful opportunity
to work on the movements I have trouble with and get one-on-one
training from the dance teacher without paying extra for it!
Now if you are shy and have a difficult time in this type of
situation, here are some tips to help you relax and take advantage
of the situation:
- Focus on your dance technique.
Â Listen to what your dance teacher tells you, and follow his or her
instruction and corrections.
Try not to get too uptight about being the only one in dance class.
Instead, take a deep breath and concentrate on your movements.
Think about what you are doing, and it will take your mind
off of the fact that you are the only student there today.
And remember. Your dance teacher wants to help you, and this
is an opportunity for him or her to give you specific instructions
and help you improve.
After all, the studio owner could have easily cancelled class.
Instead, the instructor has chosen to help you!
When class is over, write down what you learned. This way,
you can review and practice the steps and movements you
need to work on when you get home.
Private Classes Rock!
By having a private lesson with your instructor, you’ll learn
exactly what you need to do to improve.
:so even if your instructor scares you, take advantage of the
situation. Try to relax, focus on what you are doing and listen
to what your teacher tells you.
After all, the whole purpose of taking a dance class is to have
fun and improve your technique. And if you have a private lesson,
you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to fix bad habits and
become a better dancer.
With this in mind, when you discover you will
have a private lesson, think of it as winning the lottery. After
all, you may learn the secret tips you need to master that quadruple
pirouette and dance circles around the competition!