We’re not all born with Beyonce charisma, so when the time comes to dance at a wedding or bar mitzvah, it’s good to have a few tricks up your sleeve. From boosting your energy to improving your balance, these dances tips and tricks will help you get the most out of your time on the floor.
One of the most common mistakes beginners make is staring straight at their feet as they learn new movements. While it’s natural to do this, dancing is not about seeing; it’s about feeling the shifting of weight and changes in direction registering with your body so that you remember the patterns that make up the entire dance.
It’s also important to take cues from your instructors during class. Paying attention to how they execute turns can show you how to properly perform them in your own routines. Watch out for shoulders that go up, arms that wind up before the turn, or dancers who do not remain on the ball of their foot for the entire duration of the turn.
If you have trouble picking up choreography quickly, try to break it down into smaller parts and practice them over a short period of time each day. This technique helps you learn and memorize new material at a faster pace while keeping your mind and body in the best shape possible. Also, try moving to different sounds in your dances – this will keep your body from getting bored of the same old pattern and add some dynamism to your performances.