Tips to Practice Ballroom Dancing
Are you desperate to improve your ballroom dancing skills and do something more than just attending class? Well, there is no denying the fact that a little practice outside of class could significantly improve your steps and also boost your overall confidence. Here are some tips that will help you practice what you learn in ballroom dance class in an easy and fun way!
Tip#1: Pick a subject to work on
When practicing ballroom dancing, you want to address your weak points as they require most work. But how do you identify your weak points? This is simple. You might notice that your teacher repeatedly points out something to you while you’re dancing in class. If there is nothing specific that you can think of, you could consult your teacher regarding this. Here are some examples of subjects that ballroom dancing students could work on:
· Posture awareness
· Sharper leg movement
· Frame for leading
· Understanding the partner’s lead
· Better hip movement
· Arm and leg coordination
· Timing and rhythm
Tip#2: Record yourself while practicing
This is one of the best ways to improve your dancing. You can easily record yourself while practicing by setting up a tripod and good-quality video camera. Recording your dance steps will allow you to watch them again and again and analyze your mistakes closely. This is a highly effective tool for improving every aspect of your ballroom dancing technique.
Tip#3: Find a practice buddy
Try and motivate a fellow student, friend or family member to practice with you outside of class. You could consider booking a small studio space to practice with your partner a couple of times during the week. With a training partner, you will be in a better position to monitor your progress and it will also help boost your confidence in class.
Tip#4: Maintain a dance notebook
This may sound funny, but maintaining a dance notebook can be very helpful in improving your ballroom dancing skills. You can pen down your favorite moves from every class or dance event that you attend in this notebook. Sometimes you may attend a special ‘dance weekend’ or ‘technique class’ where a lot of important information is offered by the instructor. By making a note of a few pointers, you will be able to practice them on your own and incorporate them in your dancing more often.