Is your New Year’s resolution to learn how to dance? If so, then read on how to accelerate your learning. Taking professional and well-taught ballroom dance lessons can be a wonderful, fun and exciting activity for you and your spouse, or significant other. From learning more about different dances and making yourself more confident in social situations where dancing occurs to getting a great exercise that releases some endorphins (feel good hormones) in a fun and enjoyable way.
If you are lucky enough to have found a great studio, and a good instructor, you will find that professionally taught lessons will not only help you become a better dancer, but will also enrich your life in ways you could not even imagine before. Ballroom dancing can become not only a new hobby and fun social activity for you, but it can turn into a fun discipline that you may really fall in love with!
Why Ballroom Dance?
Have you had an experience of going to a wedding or other social events where people dance? Have not you wished you could step confidently on the floor, and join the fun? Well, you can! Yes, you can join the fun, but first you will have to find a good studio, and take a few group lessons to learn the fundamentals of dance, which will help you develop confidence to dance socially.
A good instructor will help you develop musicality, sense of rhythm, grace of movement, balance, and style. Taking dance lessons with the right ballroom dance teacher is a great way to learn popular social dances that are often danced at social events. Picture yourself stepping confidently onto the dance floor and lighting up the party! By learning a few basic dances, and learning how to move your body to the musical rhythm, you may soon find that you can hold your own no matter what the music is, because you will be able to hear the beats, and it will seem quite natural to you to rock to the music.
Are you looking for something new to do with your significant other? If so, then taking ballroom dance lessons together can be just the thing to put add a spark to your romance, shake things up, and make things more exciting and fun all at once. Laughing together when you make mistakes, holding each other close, and looking into each other’s eyes – what could be better to bring the two of you together? Use the time together to rekindle your romance and to simply enjoy being together and moving to the music.
Do you want a new and exciting way to get some exercise in? Any type of dance lessons can burn some calories, and help you have some fun. Dance is a great way to give your body an all-over workout. Putting some variety into your workout routine can help you burn some excess fat without even really trying! Would not that be both fun and rewarding in so many ways? You can and should practice in between the lessons to master the technique learned, and to stay active.
What kind of dances can you learn? Ballroom dance lessons can encompass many different dances that you normally do with a partner. From Waltz, Tango and Foxtrot, to Rumba, Cha Cha, and Jive; all of these dances are considered partner dances, and feature different music, dance style, energy and mood. Whether you want to dance at your wedding, at the prom, or just because, you will find that learning how to ballroom dance, will give you the confidence to do any of the above, anywhere!
Dance lessons are normally given in succession with you learning step by step, and building upon what you have already learned. By learning in a step by step fashion, and practicing in between your lessons, you will develop dancing muscle memory, and eventually master your dance steps and routines. With enough dedication, practice, and the right mindset your dancing will become an effortless movement that feels like second nature to you.
Learning to dance is no different from learning any other discipline. It may feel awkward and clumsy at first. That’s to be expected. Eventually, you will master the basics, and will be able to dance with full enjoyment without having to think about it. You will be able to feel it and just dance. The good news is that learning to dance is always fun, even at the early stages. So, do not delay, go after it and learn!