Trying to juggle dancing courses with our full-time jobs and different academic requirements is challenging. When we finally have the time to attend a dance class, we want to get the most out of it. While dance is supposed to be a time for us to unwind from the stresses of work, it may also offer a new form of frustration.

The sensation of falling behind in a dance class is universal; everyone has felt this way at some point in their dance careers. So here are a few pointers to help you make the most of your precious dance time.

Focus

This turns out to be one of the most challenging components of dance classes. This is your opportunity to disconnect from the stresses of the outer world. Allow everything to fade away for the hour you’re in dancing style. Don’t think about your job schedule, forget about the upcoming exam, and let your duties melt away. While in dancing class, your main goal is to learn as much as possible in this limited, valuable escape time.

It would be best if you switched off your mobile notifications. Every sudden buzz is a distraction for you and an insult to your dance teacher.

Ask questions

Your dancing teachers are only there to teach. If something is unclear regarding their instructions, you have the right to have that information clarified. Don’t be afraid to inquire about an explanation. Wait until there is a slight pause in the lecture, raise your hand, and your instructor will address your query.

…but before you take this advice to mean “Ask about anything,” keep in mind to be patient! A skilled dance teacher will return to specific places in the choreography that they are aware are confusing or challenging. They may repeat their choreography several times, each time using slightly different terminology. Even if the first few explanations don’t make sense to you, one of them will.

Allow them to re-explain a motion before requesting that it be broken down. You can sometimes learn by watching, so pay close attention when the teacher is performing.

Practice at home

This is the most crucial stage. Ask your dance teacher near the conclusion of class if it is okay to video record a video of the teacher doing the choreography. Then, when you return home from your dancing class, go to your home dance studio, turn on the music, and do your most challenging to replicate the choreography from your thoughts. Try it a few times, especially if you get stuck and forget which movements to take next.

To begin, watch the video again to refresh your memory of the motions. You’ll eventually be able to recall the choreography and put it all together. The next step is to mirror exactly what your dance teacher is doing: pay attention to the positioning of their legs, the angle of their joints, and the direction of their focus (which way is their head looking?).

This final stage is crucial since it is something you can do on your own time, outside of work, and without paying for dance classes. In addition, you may learn a lot by practising these techniques on your own, making each dancing session that much more meaningful and worthwhile.

With these simple tips, you will be able to get the most out of your dance classes!

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