During a dance lesson, students are in a safe environment to try out new skills, learn from their mistakes, and develop confidence. In addition, the lessons are fun and rewarding.
Dance is a great way to burn calories, without even realizing it! Combine dancing with other fitness activities, such as yoga or Pilates, and you’ll be on the road to weight loss and better health.
Tips for a Dance Lesson
When teaching dance steps, be sure to provide visual cues, video, or someone to demonstrate the steps so that your class will understand how they should look. Also, give your students plenty of practice repetitions.
Pretend games are a great way to get the kids to connect their brains to their bodies and to have fun in your dance class! For example, you can call out the names of animals or feelings and ask them to act them out in a dance.
The most important aspect of a dance lesson is that it is an enjoyable experience for you and your students! Make it exciting by using a theme, or linking the choreography to a well-known story.
Use drama in your dance class to set the scene for the story of their learning journey. As with a good mystery drama, you can think of it as a plot that has three Acts:
Act 1) The first impression: Their first impression of your class is what they will remember the most. So it’s important to start out strong and build from there.