Whether you want to add a little bit more elegance to your dancing or make that leap look a bit better, there are always small tricks that can improve your skills. Using these dances tips and tricks can help you become the dancer you always wanted to be!
Using proper technique in every move is the key to being a good dancer. This includes keeping everything fluid, not just the leg movements but also the arms, torso and neck. A great dancer can throw away some of this technique in moments of artistic choice if it will serve the moment and the audience, but most of the time it is best to keep your moves smooth and flowing.
Leaps and turns are a big part of any dance style, from ballet to tap. Proper technique is crucial to making these elements look good and to prevent injury. Unfortunately, with the influx of social media and dance reality shows, many dancers jump into flexibility stunts, pointe work, tumbling or leaps that they aren’t ready for and end up injuring themselves.
When learning new choreography, it can be helpful to watch your teachers execute the steps in class. This isn’t to copy them, but rather to get a visual idea of how they are supposed to be performed. You will not have the same amount of space on a crowded dance floor as you do in the studio, so this practice can help you adapt and be prepared for different scenarios.