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HOW TO PURSUE DANCING WHEN YOU ARE NOT A PROFESSIONAL DANCER
December,2017   |    BY ARNEL BAGYARATNAM

Remember the days you used to dance your heart out when you heard your favourite song? Or when you joined the college dance team and performed on stage? College days were filled with fun and joy. Passing labs and exams were our only worries. Now that you graduated from college and started working, dance slowly took a back seat. Initially, it felt weird, but you got used to it. One random day, one of your favourite songs (back in the day) plays on the radio and you are filled with nostalgia. You suddenly realise that you always loved dancing but you never got the opportunity to dance. Everyone may not go through the same scenario, but you get the gist of it. So how do you start dancing again?

Pursuing dance when you are working

When you are an adult, your life is filled with responsibilities and you are busy most of the time. You need to juggle your job, social life, take care of your house, and other activities that you are passionate about. To pursue dance when you are working, you need to be committed, but not as much as a professional dancer. You need to know how to spend your free time productively. It's not easy initially as you want to do other things as well. If you really want to pursue dancing, then you have to be ready to make sacrifices. Here a few tips that you could use to get your feet wet in the world of dancing.

Take weekend classes

The best way to get started is by taking classes on the weekend. You have the whole day to yourself as you don't have to go to the office. Look online to find out about dance classes that happen near your house. You could also look up studios that are around your area and inquire about classes. The best part of classes is that you get to learn the basics. You also get to meet a lot of people and make new friends. As you go for more and more classes, you will get into the mindset of a dancer and it will begin to manifest your life. Once you know the basic techniques, it becomes easier to dance. You will be able to try harder moves and advanced techniques.

Dance in clubs/parties

A club or a party is a good place to experiment with what you learned in your weekend classes. It doesn't matter if you are good or bad. You just need to get out of your comfort zone and dance like no one is watching. Don't just sit in a corner and sip on your drink. Have fun and go crazy. The best part is that no one is going to remember what you did last night. If you are going with your friends, that's even better because you can dance your heart out with them. Besides, a party is a place to have fun, so don't hold yourself back by being conscious about how you might look when you are dancing.

Attend workshops

Find out about workshops taken by different dancers in your city. The plus side of going to a workshop is that you will find a lot of people who are in the same position as you. You also get to meet a professional dancer who can help you out in innumerable ways. You will also be able to get a different perspective about dancing. People who are taking the workshop will share knowledge about the dance. Listen to it carefully as it will help you understand the dance better. You can also ask the artist taking the workshop to help you out. They will give you tips on how to improve and stay focused at the same time. The principles you learn in dance can be applied to your daily life. Moreover, you will get inspired by the artists taking the workshop.

Find a partner

It is easy to lose motivation to dance every weekend. If you can find a partner, you won't feel alone when you go for dancing classes. You will always have someone to interact with and to help you improve your dance. With a partner, you can go to ballroom dancing classes or any dance form that involves a partner. Salsa, Waltz, Tango are some styles of dancing that you could take up when you have a partner. When you have a partner, you will have even more fun attending dance classes. You will bond with your partner and understand them a lot more.

Dance in your free time

To pursue dancing, you need to allocate your time properly. When you have free time, rather than just lying around, just play a song and dance to it. That way, no matter how busy your schedule is, you will always find time to dance. This is the key to pursuing dancing when you are working. You will also find that it alleviates any stress that you might be undergoing because of your job. It will put your mind at ease, and you will be able to focus better. So when you take breaks from work, just dance because it will help you become a better dancer and you will perform better at your job.

Online Dance Classes

What if there was a way to learn dancing at home? Won't that be more convenient than going to a dance class, especially when you feel embarrassed to dance in front of other people? Head on to The Verb Studio to take online dance classes. They have high-quality instructors who are experts in various dance forms. It doesn't matter if you are a slow learner, beginner, or a working professional, you can take these classes at your own pace and at any time of the day. When you attend dance classes, it's hard to see what the instructor is doing. Not in this site because you get a clear front or rear view of the instructor, allowing you to observe every single detail. Also, the player on the website is customized to make it easier for you to switch between counts and reviewable sections. You don't lose out on anything if you decide to take classes here.

Initially, you will question your motive to dance because you aren't seeing results right away. Be patient and observe yourself. You will notice that you get better as days go by. Don't get disheartened if you see people younger than you dancing way better than you. It isn't a race to the top, rather it's about having fun and being yourself. Take your time to learn the dance form properly. You don't have to rush into things to catch up with other people. Dance for yourself, not for others. It's a great stress buster and it's also a great way to stay active and lose weight. Don't worry, be happy!


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