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Dance Tips

For beginners

Ask questions

If you're taking a dance class, don't be afraid to ask questions.

Be confident

The more confident you feel, the better a dancer you'll be. Even if you're faking it.

Copy your partner

If you're dancing with someone who knows what they're doing, just watch what they do and imitate.

Dance with different people

It's tempting to just dance with your friend or spouse. Try dancing with multiple partners, you'll learn the dance better.

Don't forget to smile

Smiling exudes confidence and will make your dancing more fun.

Don't look down

It's natural to look down when you first start dancing. Don't.

Don't stop moving

Dancing is about moving, so whatever you do, just keep on moving.

Don't criticize

Never criticize your dance partner, everyone is out there to have fun.

Even adults can ballet

If you always wanted to try ballet but never did, there are plenty of classes for adults. It's not too late!

Experiment

Be creative and try new moves. Dancing is an art, not a science.

Find the beat

Before you start dancing, listen to the music and find the beat. Keep it in your head.

Good technique

Even if you're not trying to win competitions, dancing with proper technique will make you look and move better out there on the dance floor.

Have fun

Dancing is about fun, so don't take yourself too seriously.

It's the shoes

If you're serious about dancing, you may want to invest in a pair of dance shoes with smooth soles. They'll help you move more smoothly.

Know your partner's limits

Learn your dance partner's limits so you don't push him or her to do something that can cause injury.

Less is more

If you're not that comfortable dancing, make small, basic moves like swaying and moving from side to side.

Listen to The music

Dancing was inspired by the music that made people want to move. Listen and enjoy it.

Make eye contact

If you're dancing with a partner, be sure to make eye contact.

Move with it

Let the music be your guide and move your body with the beat.

No clenched fists

Clenching your fists while dancing will make you look extremely tense. Don't do it.

Pick your style

Pick a style of dance that appeals to you - both in the music and the movements.

Practice makes perfect

Dancing is a series of coordinate moves. Practice makes perfect.

Relax

Try to relax when you dance, you'll be much smoother.

Say yes

Try not to refuse someone when they ask you to dance. It takes courage, and it never feels good to be rejected.

Sing along

Sing along to the music. It will help you get into it.

Snap your fingers

If you're really not sure what to do, snap your fingers and move your body from side to side.

Stretch

Don't forget to stretch after every class.

Try out the teacher

If you're taking dance classes, try out the teacher before you commit. Make sure you feel comfortable and like his/her style.

Wear The right shoes

There are specific types of shoes made for each dance style. If you're serious about dancing, make sure to get the right ones.
 
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