6 tips to get better at ballroom dancing
Do you love ballroom dancing? If yes, you know the kind of dedication and hard work this dance form requires. It’s elegant, beautiful, and fun. Now, if we list ballroom dances, we’ll run out of time. There are so many of them: Waltz, Jive, Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, and many many more! But regardless of the dance form you pick, you should be able to ace it. So, here are some tips that can help you improve your ballroom dancing game.
Perfect the closed dance hold
If you’ve seen the closed dance hold, you might know that the woman is slightly tilted towards the man’s right in this position. More so, in this move, the couple’s feet are a bit offset so that one partner’s right foot can step between the other’s feet. This posture is vital because you may step on your partner’s toes if you do it wrong.
Practice makes perfect
We’ll not list ballroom dances here, but pick any, and you’ll know that two things are common with all forms. One, they require timed movements, and two, there’s a particular posture that you’ve to follow. To get hold of these two prerequisites, you need to practice a lot. Besides, practice will help you understand your body’s movement and make it easy for you to sync it with your partner.
Take ballroom dance lessons consistently
Be it private, group, or online sessions, you need to continue sharpening your dance knowledge. Getting certain things wrong time after time can be frustrating. But continue to learn. Plus, only a professional can teach you the proper technique. So don’t miss your lessons.
Maintain the posture
For a man to check his posture, he needs to stand with his back against a wall and then take this straight alignment onto the dance floor. If you’ve ever been to a ballroom dance class, you’ll know that teachers usually talk about the front line, top line, and Medline. When your posture is correct, your dance will look regal and majestic on the dance floor.
Wear comfortable shoes
If your heels feel pressured or your toes are pinched, you won’t dance well. Thus, when you go dancing, pick out the shoes that you’re most comfortable in. Only after you dance in a couple of pairs will you see the difference and find the best footwear for you.
Go out dancing regularly
For perfecting ballroom dancing, you need that real-world experience. So, go out to ballroom dance parties, a nightclub, or any studio for social dancing. Also, when you look at other dancers better than you, you improve.