How do you challenge yourself in ballroom dancing? Most of our students who spend some time learning ballroom dancing with us, ask us that question – what next after having picked up the basics. Now that you have spent time in taking lessons, or participating in classes. What should be the next item on your checklist?
Okay, here’s what we would like to know first. Do you see yourself as a competitive dancer or as a social dancer? How important is dance to you? What do you hope to achieve in ballroom dance and how far are you willing to go to get there? Are you willing to commit yourself to achieving excellence in ballroom dance? What you do next in your dance life depends on your answer to these questions.
If your goal is to become a good dancer socially, then, if you are a guy, you should challenge yourself to learn how to lead a lady in a way that seems absolutely effortless. If you are a woman, you should learn how to follow a man’s lead in the most elegant manner possible.
If you want to become a competitive dancer, you will need to commit yourself to hundreds of hours of dance practice and strive to improve yourself by participating in dance competitions. Regardless of what you want to achieve as a dancer, you will get all the support you need from our dance instructors – the best dance instructors in California.
So the question is how can you challenge yourself to be a better dancer? The simple answer to that is that you must work hard to find the right approach, one that is tailor-made for you. Taking your dance classes seriously is the first step. Not only will you improve your dancing skills and become a much better dancer, you will also become a more accomplished person.
So, to challenge yourself in dance, you must establish a sense of positive identification with ballroom dancing and get obsessed with your goal of becoming a much better dancer. You must learn how to evaluate yourself as a dancer; set the right goals and introspect about what dance means for you.
Becoming really great at dance requires more than just talent or hard work – it requires focus, determination and a commitment of your time. It begins with setting the right goals.
For this, you will need to decide how important it is to become a good ballroom dancer, and have a clear idea of how to get there. Once you have a good idea of your goals, assess yourself as a dancer. Talk to your instructors about this and find out where you are right now in terms of your current dancing ability. Then put a systematic plan in place with your instructors’ help to decide on the steps to be taken to achieve those goals.
How long does take to become a really great dancer? Well, each one has their own learning curve, depending on the learning style, natural talent and ability, and the amount of time spent learning the right skills. What seems easy and natural to some can be daunting to others.
But you can certainly become a much better dancer than you are today with the right application of hard work, discipline and focus. But more than anything, you will need to be serious about how you go about it. You cannot afford to be lax when taking classes.
You cannot afford to get distracted, because that would stop you from achieving your goals as a ballroom dancer. And yes, you will need to pay attention to everything your instructors tell you. Your instructors have been through it all and know what it takes to be phenomenally good at ballroom dancing.
Benefit from their vast experience as teachers and practitioners of ballroom dance across North America and Europe, and do your absolute best in practice. Excellence in ballroom dance is within your grasp.