Everyone can enjoy dancing! No matter what age, shape, or size you are - if you can walk, you can dance.
If you don't know how, learning is really not as difficult as you might think.
Whatever your reasons for wanting to learn, you must first choose a dance style and there are lots to choose from. Here are some ideas to assist you:
- Appeal - Many people become inspired to learn a particular style after seeing other people dance (e.g. on television, in a movie, on stage, or out on the dance floor). Look at other dance styles to see if one of them is more appealing to you before you enrol in a class.
- Goals - Consider your reasons for wanting to learn how to dance as this might help you decide on a style. If you want to dance professionally, you might need to enrol in a variety of classes, including ballet. If your goal is to attract attention on the dance floor, a hip-hop class may be all you need. If you danced when you were younger and are getting back into it, you could pick right up where you left off.
- Preference - The best thing to do is experiment if you don't know what kind of dance you want to learn. Try a couple of classes if you can’t make up your mind. You may find that clogging around in tap shoes just doesn’t work for you or that line dancing with a bunch of strangers is invigorating. Keep trying new styles - you may be surprised what kind of dancing suits you!
Once you have decided on a dance style the next step is to find a dance class. There are many different local groups operating.
Contact the tutor or school beforehand so you can make sure you are in a class just right for your skill and ability level.
Remember to have fun and wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in!
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