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|Subject: H to Make a good dance Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:55 pm|| |
How to Be a Good Dancer ?!, Want to be an amazing dancer?
by TiTO on Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:13 pmSteps
- Try to decide on a style of music that you would like to dance to, whether it's classical, tap, jazz, or pop.
- If you aren't taking lessons, sign up for some. It's fun, and you get to make new friends!
- Stretch every day! Flexibility is a key factor in dancing, and you can stretch at any time (such as while you're studying).
- Learn the lingo. Most of the dance steps are French words, so if someone asks you to do a grand jete, arabesque, or rond de jambe, don't look at them like they are from another planet, just ask politely what it is. Don't feel embarrassed... just act like it is a learning opportunity. If you need to, ask the teacher after class what it is or sign up for a private lesson. But, they are most likely to demonstrate it for you. If they don't, quietly ask another student next or close to you what it is. Then take note of it for next time.
- Know that it is going to be hard. Learn to distinguish between "good" and "bad" pain. Dancing isn't an easy thing to do, but it doesn't have to painful all the time. It's supposed to be fun! If it gets to the point where you're not having fun at all, stop. It's not worth it if you're not happy.
- Never just dance the steps. Get into the song, and put feeling into it. If it's a upbeat, happy dance smile, make big, sharp movements, and smile! If it's a Sad or emotional dance, use your facial expression to guide your dancing. That makes every dance a lot better.
- If you don't have much luck with one style of dancing, try others. There are many different types of dancing.
- Be confident. It may take a while to learn a step. Just don't give up.
- Find a good teacher, this could be the difference between fun and injury.
- Pay attention to your own body, dance is incredibly challenging but it shouldn't injure you.
- Don't be scared to be big. If you're onstage you'll look much better if you exaggerate your movements than if you hardly move
- Good dancing takes a while to develop, don't try for just a couple of months and give up.
- Always appreciate instructor's thoughts on your dancing. Everything they say just makes you better.
- When practicing, clear the area so that you won't trip or step on something.
Things You'll Need
- Never dance without warming up first, and don't forget to cool down and stretch when class is over. These are important in injury prevention.
- Don't try something new without an instructor. If you see a dance competition and want to try something, remember that those girls have been dancing for a long time.
- Never chew gum while dancing- it could get on the floor or you could choke on it.
- Don't give up! It may seem hard, but even the best dancers have periods where they're not as good.
- Dance shoes, depending on what technique you're taking.
- Leotards or tight fitting clothing so teachers can see what you're doing. When you go check out a studio, ask for more specifics; some schools have dress codes.
23 Sep 2007