5 Tips To Help Any Dancer
So you want to be a dancer? You’ve signed up for classes and that’s a great start. But how can you get the most out of your dance classes and excel along your dancing journey? At Nan’s School of Dance, we have witnessed our dancers have great success when it comes to dance. But their success doesn’t just happen over night. Here are some excellent tips on how to get the most out of your dance lessons.
This may seem silly, but arriving to dance lessons early can really help. Being early, gives you time to put away your things, say hello to friends, and warm up. By the time dance class actually starts you will be ready to go and prepared to fully absorb the teacher’s demonstrations and instructions.
You may see this and think, “What do I possibly need to plan ahead for? I know when dance class is and how to get there.” Well, schedules can be hectic! Balancing school, dance, and family obligations can be challenging. It can be helpful to have a planner to better schedule your time around dance lessons. You can also plan to bring a snack to have before and after class. If you have a big test that week, make plans to study each night so you won’t be stressed. Giving yourself enough time to enjoy your dance lessons with a clear head will help you learn!
Find a Buddy
Dance class is a perfect place to make friends. Find a buddy in class that you can talk to. If you want to work on a routine or a step, it might be fun to reach out to them outside of class and practice together. That extra practice could really pay off! In addition, having a buddy is great because you can motivate each other if you are having difficulties.
Communicate With Your Instructor
Your teacher is always here to help. Our instructors are always willing to help and answer any questions you may have. Never hesitate to speak up and ask if you need help or clarification on a step, that is exactly what we are here for!
Don’t just look to your instructor for critique or praise. Do not underestimate your “eye.”
- Use the mirror to watch yourself
- Practice at home and record the routine
- Get feedback from your friends or family.
Don’t be scared to pat yourself on the back when you catch yourself doing an awesome job!
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So why Nan’s school of dance?
At Nan’s School of Dance, our goal is to provide top-quality instruction at a competitive price. We encourage our students to reach technical proficiency in their favorite dance form and build self-discipline, poise, and self-esteem. We offer instruction in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acro, and Pre-Dance, at all levels.
We love having new members in our dance classes and will help get your child acclimated to our dance school to make them feel right at home. When your child attends Nan’s School of Dance, they will become a part of our dance family and share in our love for dance!
Don’t forget to register!
From ballet to hip hop, we offer dance classes for ALL ages and skill levels in a variety of styles. We place students in classes that will challenge them while offering a fun atmosphere for learning and growth. We also offer Mommy & Me classes, (18 months – 2.5 years). Register online or give us a call at 919-803-6044 to hold your spot!