Do you know what it takes to be a confident social dancer? How great would it be to go to a local Country bar or Latin dance club and be the first one on the dance floor? What about being that guy that all the ladies line up to dance with? I would say that’s a pretty fantastic feeling for any man, wouldn’t you? To become a confident social dancer in styles like the Swing, Country Two Step and Salsa dancing, you need a few things immediately. Here’s my short list of the top three things you can do be that dancer before long…
Start with laying a solid foundation as a social dancer by signing up for Beginner’s Private Dance Lessons, rather then Group Classes, at your local ballroom dance studio. With one-on-one instruction, you will definitely get key bits of information personalized to the way you learn best that you could not receive in a group setting. These tips are your keys to your success on the dance floor! They include: exercises on how to properly lead or follow, specific instruction on dance frames and detail on how to execute each move so that it feels comfortable for your partner. With Private Swing, Country and Latin Dance Lessons, you will definitely be on the fast track to becoming an awesome social dancer!
Next, identifying the music and knowing how to stay on time is critical as a leader on any social dance floor. Not everyone can find the beat in a song naturally and that’s OK, but this skill can be learned. Taking the time to get proper and professional instruction on how to stay with the beat is well worth the time it takes to understand. In trickier styles like Salsa and other Latin dances, this may require a bit more time to be proficient, so be patient with yourself as you are going through the process. Again, you can gain this knowledge through working with a trained professional dance instructor.
Lastly, it is essential to be able to navigate around a crowded dance floor with confidence. Getting the tools you need on how to make your way comfortably around masses of potentially drunk people and wild dancers will save you from freaking out later when you’re in that situation. It’s also a nice thing to avoid running your partner into oncoming traffic, right? Inevitably most dancers will not be trained, so if you’re going to invest in your dancing, take the time to discover how to avoid mishaps like this. Your partner will surely appreciate it!
When you’re ready for it, a fun game your instructor can play with you is to set up obstacles on the dance floor in the studio. Then, it will be your job to get around them all without knocking them over. Pretend they’re real people and see if they all remain standing by the time the song is over. That is a great way to train yourself on how to dance on a crowded floor with ease.
Becoming a confident social dancer takes time. Like learning to play the guitar with fluidity, or speaking a new language that just rolls off your tongue, knowing how to dance does not happen overnight. With patience, practice and formal instruction, though, you can be a great dancer! Get the ball rolling for yourself by contacting your local social ballroom dance studio today!