How to become a good ballroom dancer
How to Become a Good Ballroom Dancer – Winning Competitions - Excelling at Social Dancing
How can I become a better dancer?
The simple answer is that you’ll need to find the right approach custom-tailored by you (to yourself) in order to become a better dancer, or anything else you may aspire to do or become for that matter. With that being said, let me share my thoughts and rants on how to generally improve your dancing skills, become a better dancer as a whole, and perhaps a more fulfilled person, too! 😉
Note: This guide is not a finished product, mostly rambling and exploring the topic aka work in progress, this is a rough draft.
Establishing a Positive Identification and Perhaps a Little Obsession with your Goal:
As you may have guessed, this post is not only about dancing, but it is also about self-evaluation, setting goals, critical introspection, desire, will power, vision, and appetite for live, but don’t let me scare you, just yet, read on and share your own stories!
At this stage you will want to decide for yourself how important your goal is to you, and how committed you are to your goal to become a better dancer or whatever else it may be that drives you to want to become a better dancer.
Stage 1: Setting your Goals
So, you’ve decided that becoming a good ballroom dancer is important to you. This is good because you already know what you want, which means that you have a goal to achieve. It’s really important to always keep sight of your goals in check.
Stage 2: Getting there
Now, if you are serious about your goal, then it’s a matter of doing a proper assessment of where you are in terms of your current dancing ability, and putting a proper plan in place to help you accomplish your goal.
The good news is that with enough discipline and luck, becoming a good dancer can be as simple as selecting and following the right path to accomplish your goal. On the flip side, if you are not serious, or if you become distracted, then your goal may forever remain outside of your reach. Therefore, you will want to make sure that becoming a good ballroom dancer is something that you really care and are passionate about to put the time and emotional, as well as financial resources to help you accomplish your goal.
Before we identify the specific steps you will have to take to become a better dancer, let’s further examine what becoming a better dancer really means. Then, you will have to ask yourself what becoming a good dancer actually means to you. You may also want to dig a little bit deeper and ask yourself “Why do you want to become a better dancer?”. Having that answer to that question, and putting things into a perspective can actually help to make your goal easier to accomplish.
The two types of dancers:
There are two types of dancers in the world of ballroom and Latin dancing; social and competitive dancers. If your goal is to become good in terms of dancing socially, then I would advise you to learn how to lead a lady in such a way that it feels effortless and fun to her. If you’re a lady wanting to become a better follower, then you will need to learn how to follow a man’s lead in such a way that it feels good to you and your partner.
Your learning curve will largely depend on your learning style and the amount of time you dedicate to learning and practicing your leading, or following skills. Keep in mind that for some people learning how to dance can seem easy and natural, while it may seem daunting and challenging to others. Everybody has a different level of ability and talent, which will largely determine the amount of time that it will take you to become a good social or competitive dancer.
Becoming a better social dancer guide for a man:
If you’re a man who wants to become a better social dancer, then chances are that you fall into one of the following categories:
The more common, First Type: You’re a single guy, and you want to meet some new, fun, and exciting people such as beautiful women who are fun-loving and like to dance. Indeed, many women will agree that there is no more attractive man than the one who can handle a lady on a dance floor with class and style. The rationale is simple, you make a girl feel-good and she falls in love with you.
Yes, meeting new people through social ballroom dancing can be great. It’s becoming trendy, popular and attractive. It can also be fun, and even if you do not meet somebody right away, you will still have the opportunity to interact with many different people and perhaps boost your confidence, and improve your self awareness in terms of gaining a better understanding of your own body from moving through the space to the music. If you’re a shy person, you will also have a unique opportunity to learn to be more social, and gain more confidence in your interactions with people in dancing circles.
Thus, if meeting new people is your goal, you will want to make that good first impression, and continually maintain that good image of yourself in the eyes of people in your dancing community. So, have fun, be a little crazy, but not too crazy if you get my drift.
Make sure you always look good, feel good, and smell good before you set a foot onto a dance floor! Get a good haircut (if you have any hair that is, I am loosing mine, haha!), some nice and well fitting clothes, and a good pair of street and dancing shoes that actually fit you well. Becoming a good social dancer does require some investment of time and money on your part, and investing in the way you look and feel is the least you can and should do for yourself!
Friendly Tips for a Newbie Dancer, a Male-type who is Aspiring to Meet and Impress all the Ladies with his Dancing Skills and Charm
Let me humor you: For all of you desperate, single lads out there, put your immediate goal of meeting that perfect woman in a dance class or a social dance aside for a moment 🙂 (To tell you the truth, you never know, I met my wife at a Social Salsa Dance! – Took her of the market on her first real night out in Boston! 😉 ), and instead go there with the goal of actually learning how to dance, while also enjoying the journey. Trust me, you will have fun in the process as well as get to meet a lot of other fun people who like to dance. Be serious about learning, but do not appear “too eager”, because you will want to maintain that “aura of mystery” about yourself. 😉 Remember, you’re doing it for the ladies, but you do not want to be too obvious about it, right?
Further, do not appear “too eager” to meet new people at a social dance or a class. After all, you are there to learn to dance. Let socializing happen naturally! Of course, you should be friendly and polite, but perhaps “not too friendly” until you feel comfortable. You will want to get a good feel for your environment and feel comfortable internally before you jump into the whole socializing business. But, if a nice lady chooses to approach you at a dance class or a social event, and be friendly to you, there is nothing wrong with being friendly back. – You could always make some friends, or even find a dance partner. With that being said, don’t just sit there and play the waiting game, if there is someone you really want to dance with, go for it! As the old saying goes, No Guts, No Glory. Remember guys and gals, courage is not the absence of fear, but rather it’s doing what you need to do in the face of fear, doubt, and adversity!
Words of Wisdom you will Ignore: Have a long-term strategy in mind and remember that, if you keep a low profile, then eventually you will actually become a better dancer without blowing your cover, and that will give you a chance to actually impress the ladies not only with your dancing, but also with your character and who you are as a man.
It’s truly irresistible to see a man who came, saw, and conquered. Even if it’s only the art and challenge of ballroom dancing, which is something that most men are too shy to try in the first place!
Second Type: You are in it because you want to learn how to dance, and take care of this inadequacy in your life once and for all! You are determined and committed. You will do well as long as you pace yourself, stay focused, and have fun in the process. You may still encounter a lot of challenges like any man does in the beginning, but ultimately you stand a good chance to become more musical, develop a better understanding of the musicality and sense of rhythm, as well as shed a few pounds in the process. Ballroom dancing is great low impact and low intensity exercise, which is ideal for people who are trying to lose weight. With dancing you can lose weight without even trying, and you get to have some fun in the process. What more could you ask for!?
Things to keep in mind for a person who wants to learn to ballroom dance for the sake of dancing:
It will always be far more difficult for an average man with no dancing experience to learn how to dance, than it will ever be for an average woman. Most women have been exposed to at least some type of dance sometime in their life, while most men have not. Further, it does not make matters easier for men that they are expected to know how to lead a woman in a dance. Needless to say, men are expected to do it well.
Keep these differences in mind for the times when you encounter challenges, which you certainly will. Stay committed and try to understand that a man is responsible for learning how to lead a lady in dance much the same way you are responsible for knowing how to drive a car if you expect to be a smooth operator. Think back to the days when you were learning how to drive; you felt excited, yet you were tense and nervous, which is only natural. Learning how to dance can be very similar to learning how to drive a car.
You may well struggle at first, but once you finally master the basics and start having fun. You will be able to dance your lady much like you cruise in your car on a beautiful sunny day without ever having to think how to actually do it. It will become so deeply ingrained in your subconsciousness that you you will no longer have to think about it. You will be able to just do it!
Beginner ballroom dancer tips to survive and learn with efficiency, effectiveness and fun in mind:
Be sure to find a good and appropriate partner you can practice with.
Be sure to practice your routines and dance steps by yourself and with your partner.
Be sure to practice the technique by yourself and incorporate the dancing technique elements into your social dance. It will make your dance look that much better.
Be sure to attend group classes regularly, practice what you learned in your spare time and go to social dances, so you can put your newly learned skills to work and gain more confidence.
Learn to have fun and enjoy the process and the spirit of dance.
Give it at least six months of learning before you can expect to see significant changes. Chances are that one day, you will discover that you have made significant improvements in your dancing. People, and women in particular will start noticing, and so will you!
Don’t be surprised if you get to the point where ballroom dancing, which used to seem like work, suddenly becomes fun and addictive!
How to become a better social dancer/follower for a lady:
The golden rule for a lady who’s aspiring to become a good social dancer, is to only dance with a partner when you feel-good within yourself. This way, you will approach every dance as an opportunity to enjoy the music and the flow of dance, as well as better your follower’s skills. It’s really important that you do not dance with a gentleman when you do not feel good within yourself, because your mood can greatly enhance your dancing, but being in a bad mood can also greatly hinder your dancing, as well as send a wrong message to the gentleman. The key is not to put on a fake smile when you dance, but rather the key is to learn to feel-good about and within yourself when you’re actually on the dance floor. The dancing is all about joy and learning how to feel-good in a moment. So, learn to let your guard down and allow yourself to enjoy the process of dance.
For the ladies, it’s also important to understand that dancing only with a man who can lead well, can sometimes give you a false sensation that you’re a great follower, because the guy may be so good that he makes it seem effortless for both partners. Thus, you will want to avoid the trap of thinking that you’re a good dancer, as long as you are only dancing with a highly skilled leader.
I think a good way for you to track your progress is to base your assessment of your dancing skills based on a partnership with a man who is a solid leader, but not on dancing with somebody who is simply an outstanding leader / dancer. Further, if you dance with the same partner all the time, you may develop some bad habits without becoming aware of it.
How to become a better competitive Latin or ballroom dancer – Attaining a winning edge for ballroom dancing competitions:
So you have mastered the basics of social dancing, and you would like get to the next level. You want to attend a ballroom dancing competition, but you do not want to be eliminated in the first round. In fact, you are an ambitious person and you want to win the competition! You want to dance so well that you can win it! You want to experience the joy, and the exhilarating excitement of competing proving to the world that you are the best dancer out there! Or you may simply want to just be able to survive in your first ballroom dancing competition. No matter where you are and no matter how lofty your ultimate goals can be, I am going to give you some helpful tips to make the most out of your experience in ballroom dancing competition.
First commandment – You shall be fully ready to compete:
Before you immerse yourself into a ballroom dancing competition, make sure you know what to expect. Go and watch your first ballroom dancing competitions to get a better idea of what to expect.
Get yourself ready in terms of your dancing skills:
It is best for you to choose the dances you would like to compete in, early on. Then, get an adequate level of preparation to compete at the level of your choice. Practice to the point that you can feel confident to dance under pressure. Be sure you understand the fundamental dance technique expected for the level you plan to dance in.
Be sure that you have practiced with your partner, and that you know your routine, as well as she does. Consider getting a private lesson with your partner to have a professional instructor help you with your routine and your technique. You may need more than a few private lessons for any given dance at the bronze and silver level. Plan to spend five hours practicing what you’ve learned for every one hour (45 min) private lesson. Practice until you get a good feel for what you have learned so you can retain and internalize (feel like it has become a part of you. To a degree that you can actually feel like you own it, not just understand it on a conceptual level) that knowledge. It will also be a great way to make sure that your hard earned money is well spent.
Be sure to practice with your partner, and by yourself so you are well prepared. Position yourself for success on the dance floor. If you have a private lesson scheduled, get there early, stretch and warm up, and go over the elements you’ve learned in the last lesson. Get focused and mentally prepared to make the most of your time with the instructor.
Your competition wardrobe:
Get yourself a pair of appropriate and well-fitted dance pants, shirt, and shoes. You do not want to go to battle without being properly equipped. Consider getting yourself a pair of custom made dance pants, dance shirt, and custom-made ballroom dancing shoes. If you’re serious about competing, then investing in a great dance-wear will be a worthy investment.
Confidence in your partnership:
Make sure that your partner is as ready to compete as you are. Your partner must be able to dance under pressure, and for a whole day if needed be. It takes desire and commitment to do it. Make sure your partner is willing and ready to do it, or find a different partner.
Dancer’s mental state:
It is critical to approach every ballroom dancing competition with clear mind, focus, and see every competition as an opportunity to get better no matter what happens.
You will find that you will feel confident when you know that you’ve spent sufficient amount of time practicing, and the refining your dance technique and routines. You will feel good and confident about yourself when you know that you have properly fitted dance shoes, great looking dance pants, and a desire to dance to best of your ability. Go out there, have fun, and feel the music. Allow the music to fill you up and consume you from within. Let the music take over the pressure, and let it be the fuel powering your dance. Let your partner be the inspiration, and let the dance that you and your dancing partner create together be the words of the song you are dancing to.
Appearance of confidence:
Real confidence is gained with doing. So fake it until you make it! Keep your chin up, feel the music, and allow yourself to be excited about dancing. Enjoy the moment and don’t dance to quickly. Let your dance flow, and find the inspiration and confidence in the music.
Why am I sharing this?
I started dancing shortly after I returned from my tour of duty in Iraq. I have always wanted to learn how to dance, but I was always too shy to try. I can clearly remember how I have always wanted to dance whether it be at the school party, or at the Salsa dance party during the Waterfire event in Providence, but I did not know how to dance back then. 🙁
When I was serving with the infantry company in Iraq in 2005, I discovered the beauty of Salsa dancing quite by accident. I made friends with a female Marine soldier who was also serving in Al Asad. My friend invited me to a Salsa party that was organized for the troops in the Morale and Recreation Center for the soldiers on Saturday night. It was a 1-day downtime in between the 3-day missions, and I had to be up at 4am to go on a yet another 3-day mission. Instead of resting I decided to go and check out the Salsa dance. They were showing basic steps to Salsa, and I fell in love with the music. That’s when I made a commitment to myself to learn how to dance when I get back home, if I’m fortunate enough to get back home in one piece. Thankfully, I did get back home in one piece. Ballroom Dancing has made it easier for me to integrate back into society, and it has became a true joy and passion for me.
I would encourage you to learn how to ballroom dance and experience the true joy and excitement of dancing to the music for yourself along with your partner! In my spare time, I enjoy competing in the international Latin dancing style, and I find that ballroom dancing can be a great way to express my emotions of joy and share it with the world. I know, cheesy, but hey it’s true! 😉
My name is Aleksandr Biyevetskiy. I started learning how to ballroom dance at Rhode Island College, shortly after I’ve returned home from my tour of duty in Iraq. I found learning how to ballroom dance a challenging and a highly rewarding experience. Currently, I dance with MIT Ballroom Dancing Team.
New to Ballroom Dancing? How are you approaching it? How is it working out for you so far? Please share your thoughts and comments!
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How Long Does It Take to Become A Good Ballroom Dancer? (Explained) – Dance Gaily
Ballroom dancing can be extremely intriguing and mesmerizing due to its unique nature. However, it can be quite daunting for a beginner, and one might question how long it takes to learn this dance and become a good ballroom dancer.
Ballroom dancing is a dance that is performed by couples. It is often performed in social gatherings as a source of entertainment and includes specific pre-memorized steps. It can take somewhere between 6 to 9 months of taking classes to become a good ballroom dancer.
When deciding whether to become a ballroom dancer, many questions may arise regarding the activity’s nature and difficulty. Therefore, it is necessary to obtain a clear understanding of ballroom dancing before learning it.
Is Ballroom Dancing Difficult?
One of the most common queries regarding ballroom dancing is if it is a complicated dance to learn. Ballroom dancing is just as tricky as any other type of dance and requires a lot of practice by the dancer to perform it. Therefore, ballroom dancing is a unique type of dance and requires dedication and patience to be performed appropriately.
Regardless of its nature, ballroom dancing is an enjoyable activity. Many dancers pick it up as a way to enjoy themselves and express themselves through body movements to classical and beautiful music.
The difficulty level of ballroom dancing can also be significantly relative, as some people might find it more difficult than others. One of the main factors that some might find ballroom dancing difficult is the type of ballroom dance they choose to learn as a beginner. More complex and advanced dance types, such as Viennese Waltz, will require a lot more effort by the dancer, and a beginner might find it too difficult.
Therefore, one should always begin learning ballroom dancing with a simple and beginner-friendly dance type and advance towards the more complicated dances once they’ve gained enough expertise in the activity.
How Do I Become A Better Ballroom Dancer?
Becoming a ballroom dancer can take quite some time to make sure that you can learn all the intricate dance movements and perform them correctly. After starting to learn the dance, you might want to become more efficient and be a better ballroom dancer, which can be quite tricky. However, some general rules can aid your learning and help you to become a better ballroom dancer.
One of the most important contributing factors to becoming a better ballroom dancer is to ensure that you’re learning ballroom dancing from the right instructor. Your instructor plays the most considerable role in your learning, and if they cannot help you learn at your own pace, all the while making ballroom dancing fun, you might face difficulty getting the expertise you require to become a better dancer.
Your instructor should also be able to identify which aspects of the dance you meet the most difficulty in and should help you overcome these difficulties and become a better ballroom dancer.
Finding the right dance partner can also elevate your ballroom dancing skills and help you become a better dancer. Your dance partner should be willing and able to coordinate with you and your body movements. The mutual understanding between the partners will allow the dance to become easier to perform for both the dancers.
What Is the Hardest Ballroom Dance to Learn?
There are several different types of ballroom dances, which allow for a large variety for dancers to learn and perform. Dancers have the freedom to choose which particular dance type they want to perform as the difficulty of these dances also varies.
One of the most challenging ballroom dances to learn is the Viennese Waltz, as it has some of the most complex and intricate types of steps that exist within ballroom dancing. This ballroom dancing genre contains a rotary type of dance, in which both the dancers frequently turn elegantly in either left or right directions.
The Viennese Waltz requires a lot of practice and a high level of synchronization of both of the dancers involved. Therefore, it is considered a very advanced ballroom dancing genre and perhaps is one of the most challenging ballroom dances to learn.
What Is the Easiest Ballroom Dance to Learn?
As with any other kind of dance, there are difficult genres and relatively easier genres that are suitable to be learned by beginners and can be easy for those new to ballroom dancing. One of the easiest ballroom dances is the Foxtrot dance.
The Foxtrot dance is considered relatively easy because of its continuous movements, making it easier for beginner dancers to synchronize their dance partners’ movements. It includes quarter turns, which are easier to learn and more comfortable to perform on the dance floor. Therefore, many beginners start learning the Foxtrot and make their way up to more complex and challenging dances.
What Do Professional Ballroom Dancers Do?
As with any kind of dance, there are professionals in ballroom dance with years of expertise in the dance. These professional dancers have dedicated a lot of their time to learning and perfecting ballroom dancing. These dancers develop a professional ballroom dancing career, in which they can perform in competitions and possibly earn prizes if they manage to win these competitions.
A professional dancer may also opt to go on television and participate in dance shows to show their level of expertise to the world. Professional ballroom dancers also perform in theaters and even some formal parties as ballroom dancing serves as a great entertainment source.
Many professional ballroom dancers also dedicate their time to teaching ballroom dancing to those interested in the dance and become dance instructors. Being a professional ballroom dancer requires a lot of practice and expertise, and these dancers are often the best at teaching beginners and advanced ballroom dancers.
How Can I Learn Ballroom Dancing at Home?
If you’re looking to start learning ballroom dancing but do not wish to train under an instructor or take classes, you can still learn ballroom dancing at home with ease. Learning at home will allow you to understand the dance at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home.
The first step before beginning to learn ballroom dancing is having a dance partner. Learning ballroom dancing with your significant other can be an excellent activity for both of you, and ballroom dancing can be an enjoyable type of dance to engage. Once you have a partner to practice ballroom dancing with, you will need to decide on a ballroom dancing genre that you wish to start learning.
The first type of dance you learn should be something easy and straightforward, such as Waltz or Foxtrot. You will also need to find a beginner level tutorial online on the type of dance you have chosen. There are thousands of videos online that are aimed at teaching people how to ballroom dance.
The upside to learning this dance at home can be that you have a large variety of the kind of dance you want to learn and the difficulty of the dance you’re learning is also in your control.
The next step will be to find suitable music that allows you to express yourself and carry out the movements of the type of ballroom dance you’re learning with ease. By learning at home, you will have ample time to practice and understand whether you wish to continue learning ballroom dancing and learn advanced level dances as well.
Once you have a good practice and can make an informed decision on whether or not you and your partner wish to learn ballroom dancing, you can take classes from an instructor. Or, if you already feel confident in your ballroom dancing skills, head straight to performing in social gatherings.
Ballroom dancing is a very unique and beautiful type of dance. It holds a high ground among those that enjoy classical dances, and ballroom dancing has a quality of mesmerizing the audience very quickly. Although learning ballroom dancing isn’t easy, it can undoubtedly be learned in a few months if the dancer is motivated and is ready to put in the effort and practice required to become a good ballroom dancer.
What do you need to do to become a winner?
Olga Viktorovna Yershova, well-known choreographer in ballroom dancing, candidate of pedagogical sciences, professor of Moscow State University of Culture and Arts, head of Olga Ershova's Dance Salon:
For many years I have been watching competitions in dance sports. I analyze the creative potential of dancers, the titanic work of coaches , dedication of parents.And every time I am convinced that the dance duet that is most sports-choreographically and emotionally-psychologically prepared comes to victory. 0005
In sports ballroom dancing, in addition to excellent dance training, worked out schemes corresponding to the age category and class, set and trained by the leading coaches of the couple, there must be initial "data" for dancing: the abilities or capabilities of the athletes.
In the choreographic art there is such a concept as "data", that is, abilities given by nature. And then it is easier for an athlete-dancer to become a winner already in the children's age categories.
According to "data" children are selected for ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, figure skating and other sports, where coaches initially look for talented children, through selection, "weed out" children who are not suitable for a certain type of activity, and choose those lucky ones who are and their parents gave abilities.
There is no such strict selection in ballroom dancing. Parents come to dances themselves or bring their children to "correct posture", "improve health", so that the child goes in for sports, creativity, and does not "dangle around idle".
Most often this is a studio or dance club at the school. And only when the child becomes a couple, when the first successes come, the sport begins. The first "charms" or "disappointments" come. Couples begin to enter competitions, reinforced by a lack of understanding "why do we do so much, but there is no result?" Or "why does Vanya, Ira, Sasha, Masha, etc. work less and judge them better?"
Yes, because they have natural abilities, or because they have developed their dancing abilities through their work.
There are fundamental physical data, that is, abilities for ballroom dancing: a strong elastic foot, which is the foundation of the whole body, on which balance, speed, and advancement in dancing depend; strong and elastic ankle, the “push” and advancement in St depend on it; "inserted" knee, on which the work of the hips in La depends, the clarity of the legs in cha-cha-cha, samba, the technique of performance in rumba; high instep, giving a beautiful line of legs; controlled muscles of the buttocks, abs, back, shoulders, arms; flexibility, plasticity, stretching of the whole body; expressive hands in La and strong in St; general physical training; artistry and emotionality, etc. etc.
Capabilities need to be maintained and developed. The child's body grows, its physical proportions and capabilities change.
If there are no data by nature, then if there are opportunities for parents and the desire of children-dancers, they can be formed.
And it often happens that a dancer who does not place very high in Children I-II or in Juniors I-II suddenly "shoots" in a higher category, because his parents organized for him the development of physical "capacities" for sports ballroom dancing .
What are "opportunities"?
First, the ability of parents: the desire to help their children acquire and develop their abilities. That is, take them to classes with specialists, pay for classes, control the exercise at home.
Secondly, the desire of children to work, to overcome pain, to work on acquiring abilities that are not given to them by nature.
Thirdly, to find professional, qualified specialists who will help form or develop abilities for dance sports. Teachers who care about you and your child.
Our center for ballroom dancers has developed unique programs aimed at improving athletic performance, developing abilities and creating opportunities for ballroom dancing.
A team of choreographers with a special higher education who understand the peculiarities of dancing a Latin American or European ballroom dance program, who know the specifics of teaching sports choreography, anatomy, biomechanics, the process of properly organizing a dancer's preparation for training and competitions - for many years they have been helping athletes in acquiring high choreographic and sports form.
Visit our website [URL='http://www.ershova.ru/']www.ershova.ru[/URL] and see what ballroom dance programs we offer.
To us in the dance and choreographic center on the street. Gross 19A, which is located on the Garden Ring, metro station Paveletskaya or metro station Serpukhovskaya, Dobryninskaya there are a lot of dancers: children, juniors, youth and adults. Some are sent by coaches, others find us through hard search on the Internet or through acquaintances.
We are always happy to cooperate with coaches: to listen to their wishes in working with dancers, to discuss a joint training program for athletes. After all, the work of a choreographer is a "dirty" job, we "clean" the legs and arms, stretch the body of the dancer, etc. And the coach does the main job - prepares for competitions and competitions, creates the image of a couple, teaches dance techniques, sets the main dance choreography.
Our center operates independently of dance organizations. We have dancers from STSR, RTS, MTS, MOTL, MFST, from the Pro-Am system, dancers from other cities come. Figure skaters, gymnasts, sports rock-n-rollers, divers, swimmers or athletes from synchronized swimming come. Anyone who needs sports choreography.
We have been helping dancers and coaches for over 15 years. I can proudly say that a huge number of athletes visited our walls, who later became champions of Russia and the World.
If you decide to come to our classes, or bring your children, then after consulting with your coach, you should identify the fundamental problem and get through by phone: +7 (499) 235-44-00 and +7 (925) 514 -61-74, sign up for a test lesson with me and determine what choreographic programs the athletes will do.
How to become a professional dancer?
Many young people today do not just want to learn how to dance beautifully, but seriously dream of becoming a professional dancer. This unusual profession attracts romantics and connoisseurs of beauty.
More often only girls and young girls dream of becoming dancers, fascinated by the light and air images of ballerinas. Indeed, what could be more beautiful than shine on stage, receive flowers from fans every evening and listen to applause! This magical picture is mesmerizing, and the prospects become gray an office worker cause only bouts of melancholy.
However the path to the top of a career as a professional dancer is not as easy as it could be appear at first glance. As in any business, this area is filled not only beauty and smiles, but also difficulties hidden from the eyes of the audience.
Before than to make a decision about choosing a profession, the future ballerina, as well as her parents should know what is hidden under the beautiful title of "ballet dancer". Costs note that in many professional groups the position of a dancer sounds as a "ballet dancer", regardless of the stylistic direction of the choreography.
Consider advantages and disadvantages of such a profession as "dancer" or "ballet dancer". Assessing them, it will be easier for you to make an important decision or to abandon it.
What Pros and prospects are given by the profession "ballet dancer"
- Excellent physical shape on throughout life. Professional dancers are distinguished good physical form. In order to have the correct posture, thin waist and tightened hips, dancers do not need to visit gyms and fitness clubs. The physical form remains ideal in the process of daily performance of their professional duties. Work schedule for dancers so saturated, and the physical load is so high, that all this is not allows people in this profession to gain excess weight.
- Opportunity to see the world in within the framework of professional activity. Occupation dancer associated with active touring activities. Typically the most famous choreographic groups visit major European cities, and all without exceptions continents and countries. Work schedule provides dancers a wonderful chance to see the world without spending your own money on it.
- Fame, admiration, recognition and love of the audience. An integral attribute dancer's professions are the love of the audience, applause and, finally, the real glory. Choreographic activity will become an ideal profession for those who childhood to strive for admiring glances and under the footlight feels like fish in the water. Dancers on stage live a special life. Many people are attracted to profession with an incomparable feeling of flight and the release of adrenaline into the blood under thousands of admiring glances.
- Profession is a favorite occupation. Most often, dancers become by vocation those people for whom choreography is a favorite pastime that has become a profession. Highly it is difficult to imagine a good professional dancer who would not love my job. Here, more than anywhere else, burning eyes and emotional dedication. This becomes possible only if the dance is for of a person is the most favorite occupation in life and the only possible choice professions.
- The profession is related to beauty. The work of a dancer perfectly develops a sense of style. Professional dancers - some of the most beautiful people in ordinary, everyday life. Thanks to daily work with stage costume and make-up people of this profession harmoniously develop a sense of proportion and aesthetic perception.
- Dancers are always in the focus of the media, on the TV screen. One one of the advantages of the profession is the fact that dancers can often be seen central television channels. Concerts with famous bands broadcast on TV quite often. In addition, dancers are often invited to participate in the filming of video clips and commercials. For many young people and girls, this becomes a significant incentive to choose dance art business of a lifetime.
- Possibility to create your own dance school. Very often a logical continuation the career of a dancer becomes the career of the owner of a choreographic school or dance group leader. This enticing prospect attracts very many future stars of the scene.
Underwater stones of dance art as a profession
- Daily physical labor. Having done choreography by their profession, young people must be prepared for the daily hard work. Many hours of training at the ballet barre, rehearsals and staging new dances, mastering unfamiliar styles, mandatory attendance master classes from famous choreographers, as well as evening performances on stage. Often you will have to perform in open areas under the scorching sun in heavy suits. Becoming a dancer, you will no longer have the opportunity to relax, as it is necessary always keep yourself in shape.
- High risk of injury. Rare there is a dancer who has not experienced at least one professional injury. dancers hurt ankles, knees, tear back, damage ligaments. not excluded fractures and sprains. It must be remembered that the body is a working dancer's instrument. In case of damage, we can talk about professional unsuitability and parting with a career as a dancer.
- Age restrictions. Century the dancer is short. It is unlikely that you will be able to shine on stage and be a soloist after as a dancer turns 35 years old. Since this age is associated with the heyday vitality, sunset in the professional sphere can lead to unwanted psychological consequences, the development of depression and feelings of inferiority.
- Difficulty balancing work and personal life. Unfortunately, very often professional dancers fail to create a family, become a happy mother and wife. Due to the tight touring schedule, the free time of the dancers is very limited. At the same time, heavy loads can cause hormonal disruptions and reproductive difficulties in women.
C where the dancer begins
For in order to become a dancer, first of all, you need to get an initial choreographic education. The most successful in the profession are those who I started dancing in early childhood, at the age of 5-6 years. Already at this time girls and boys are accepted into choreographic schools, which issue a certificate according to their ending. At this stage, a great responsibility lies with the parents, who should notice in time the giftedness and ability to dance in their child.
To make no mistake, just bring your child to the choreographic school for viewing. Here, experts will determine exactly how successful they can become. child in dance art. As a rule, to determine giftedness and the potential ability to learn dance in a child is possible already at the age of 5 years.
Requirements to those entering choreographic schools
dance school, an aspiring dancer will need to continue their education. At the same time, it is desirable to constantly dance in some choreographic team, gaining performance experience.
As as a rule, choreographic schools, studios and colleges present to applicants similar requirements:
- Talent, creative giftedness.
- Musicality, perfect ear, sense of rhythm.
- Compliance external and physical data to the requirements of the school, college or dance team.
school, the competition commission evaluates with prejudice such data of applicants, like height, weight, stretch, flexibility, plasticity, eversion, ballet length step, as well as the presence of an ear for music.