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It’s the season to spread hope and cheer! The Dream Catchers are hosting our Toys 4 Tots Campaign! You can drop off new, in original packaging, toys in the office from now u til Friday, December 9th! Be on the lookout for a Holiday Thank You video from the Dream Catchers on the 19th! Happy Holidays!
Can’t wait to see you all on Monday!
Remember! We will be closed for Thanksgiving Break from Wednesday 11/23 through Sunday 11/27! Classes resume on Monday, 11/28!
Did you know were still enrolling?! All dancers ages 3+ welcome! Contact us now for a FREE TRIAL class! (610)409-5622 [email protected]
Were having the best (and cutest) HalloWEEK ever!
We had an INCREDIBLE time last night at the Collegeville Halloween Parade! Keep wearing your costumes with us for the rest of the week! 🎃👻💀
We are so excited for tomorrow! See you there!
Don’t forget to wear your costumes this week! 🎃👻💀
Call or email now for a free trial class!
Getting ready for the Collegeville Halloween today! We’re so excited for you to see what we’re working on!
We’re getting so excited for the Collegeville Halloween Parade on Wednesday, October 26! Are you?!
Happy Birthday Miss Pompeia 😘🎉🎂🥳🎊🎁 Thank you being so awesome! We hope you have the best day ever!
Happy Birthday, Miss Sue! We love you to the moon and back 💕🥰 thank you for sharing your love of dance with all of us!
Our Dream Catcher Teams had an incredible time supporting Crush Childhood Cancer in September! We can’t wait to change the vibe for the annual Collegeville Halloween Parade! 💀👻🎃
Enrolling now in our Tuesday 4:30 Tap/Jazz class and other classes! Reach out now for more information! (610)409-5622 info@thedancedepot. com
Looking for dance this fall? We have a lineup for you! Classes in all styles. Whether you’re looking for one class or a few, we have something you’ll love.
We love seeing what wonderful *human beings* our dancers are 💕
We love the friendships we make at dance class! We're still enrolling for our 2022-2023 Season! Contact us now for more information!
On Thursdays we wear pink (and are so incredibly adorable 🥰)
Go Miss Pompeia! We can't wait to see you in this amazing show! Check out @a.dancetheatre on IG for more info & a ticket link.
We had SO MUCH fun at Broadway Camp last week! Check out our incredible headshots! 💃🏻💕🎬🎭
Loving hip hop this summer!! Come dance with us in September! 💃🏻👯♀️
Enrolling now for our 2022-2023 Season for ages 3+ Contact us now with class times & more information! We can't wait to dance with you!
We had the best time at Nutcracker & Princess Camps last week! What amazing dancers can’t believe how fast this summer is zooming by! ☀️
Good news & bad news! Good news! The power is on here at the studio! Camps and classes are on! Bad news! We don’t have phone or internet right now! Bear with us this morning until they’re back on! Thank you!
Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing! The fall schedule will be ready later TODAY! Thanks Miss Ciara for such an awesome time at Sing 2 Camp! 💕😍
We are REALLY missing being in stage BUT we have something to hold you over. FALL SCHEDULE COMING SO SOON! Keep you 👀 out!
Having the best time at Sing 2 Camp this week! Can’t wait to show you out finished tie dye! 👚
Dance Families!!! Are you or someone you know an awesomely talented musician?! Or sister school, The Music Depot is hiring music teachers! Please SHARE! And reach out now for an interview!
Having a great time at Unicorn Camp this week! It’s not too late to sign up for more camps this summer! Nutcracker Camp 7/25-7/29 Princess Camp 7/25-7/29 Broadway Camp 8/1-8/5 Encanto Camp 8/8-8/12 Pop Star Camp 8/15-8/19
We had a real SPLASH at Mermaid Camp last week! There’s still room in our other camps coming up this summer! 🧜♀️🧜♀️🧜♀️🧜♀️
Contact us now to enroll your dancer in Foundations of Dance!
We’ve been having so much fun at Mermaid 🧜♀️ Camp this week! Can’t wait for more splish splashing today! Still enrolling for our other summer camps! Reach out for more information! Info@thedancdepot. com or 610-409-5622
THANK YOU! To our incredible dancers for three amazing 25th Annual Performances. We are so proud of your hard work and dedication! To the awesome parents & guardians who let us teach your children, and for providing them with the support they need to be confident and shine on stage! AND to our absolutely incredible staff who put their everything into their art and these dancers. We love you all, and we can’t wait to see you soon! 😍💜 Mr. Mike & Miss Sue
🌟🌟 Senior Spotlight 🌟🌟 Kate has been dancing at The Dance Depot since she was 4 years old and has been on the competition team since third grade. Her favorite styles to perform are contemporary and jazz. She was accepted into 9 schools, some being University of Georgia, Clemson University, and Auburn University. She will be attending the University of South Carolina this fall and will be majoring in pre-nursing! It’s bittersweet to see this amazing chapter of my life come to an end, but I couldn't have asked for a better season to go out on! The Dance Depot has been my second home for as long as I can remember and I am so thankful for the relationships and friendships I have created at the studio. I have learned so many valuable lessons that I will continue to take with me and the memories I have made both on and off the stage will forever be cherished. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities and support I received during my time here and I can’t wait to share the stage one last time with the people I love most! Love you Kate! Cannot wait to see all you do! We will miss you!
🌟🌟 Senior Spotlight 🌟🌟 Layla will be attending Harvard University and will be concentrating in Government. She was accepted into the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Boston University, George Washington University, Syracuse University, University of Maryland, Saint Joseph’s University, Widener University, and Neumann University. Her favorite style of dance is hip hop. She is thankful for the Dance Depot for giving her so many wonderful memories and best friends, as well as the opportunity to work with great choreographers and do amazing dances, especially a duo with her sister, Sara. Congratulations, Layla! We love you so much! So proud of you!
🌟🌟Senior Spotlight🌟🌟 Claire will be attending the University of Pittsburgh currently as undecided, but hoping to pursue a career in chiropractics. She was also accepted to West Chester, University of Maryland, University of Delaware, James Madison University, and Penn State. Her favorite styles of dance are hip hop and contemporary, and she is excited to continue her passion on the Pitt dance team. Way to go, Claire! So proud of you, and can’t wait to see you keep dancing!
🌟🌟 Senior Spotlight 🌟🌟 Julia has been dancing since she was 4 years old and dancing at Depot for the past 2 years. Julia was accepted to The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Syracuse University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Delaware, University of North Carolina Wilmington, and more. Julia is going to bring attending DeSales University in a Physician Assistant program. Julia is going to miss her depot family the most. Go, Julia, go! We love you so much! Congratulations 🎈
🌟🌟Senior Spotlight 🌟🌟 Andrea will be attending University of South Carolina as a marketing major. She was also accepted to University of Alabama, University of Pittsburgh, and The Ohio State University. Her favorite style of dance is jazz. Although she has only been dancing at Dance Depot for two years, she has enjoyed every moment. Congratulations, Andrea! It has been such a joy to dance with you! We love you!
🌟🌟 Senior Spotlight 🌟🌟 Megan was accepted to every school that she applied to which consisted of Virginia Tech, James Madison, University of Maryland, University of Delaware, St. Joseph’s, and Christopher Newport. She will be attending Penn State-University Park in the fall to study advertising and public relations! Congratulations, Megan! We will miss your brilliant smile and great attitude! We’re so proud of you! 💕💜
17 days until Recital!!!!! Do you have what you need? Sophie, Sophie, and Maddie are SO READY!
What an honor it has been to know Grace and watch her grow and dance! We are so excited to see you continue to shine with everything you do! We love you, Grace Fuges! 🥳 Congratulations! 🎓💕
🌟Senior Spotlight 🌟 Jane has been dancing at the Dance Depot since she was 3 years old, and her favorite styles are jazz and lyrical. Jane is graduating from Perkiomen Valley High School in June. She got accepted into 14 schools including University of Delaware, Penn State University, Drexel, University of Pittsburgh, and Lebanon Valley. She will be attending West Chester Univeristy in the fall and will be majoring in exercise science pre-physical therapy. Jane will also will be apart of the West Chester Dance Team! GO RAMS 🐏💜💛 If you’d like to support Jane, you can swipe and sign up for the WCUDT Virtual 5k! Sign up by June 2nd! Reach out to @jane.nezvesny for more information! We love you, Jane! 💕
Have you ordered your 25th Annual Commemorative Shirt?! Orders due 5/30! Order here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqX7kFYg6FN29VsykxWWUyYhJoqZl32huCdy4FKc4vAQdf9g/viewform
Reach out to @themusicdepotschool for more info!
We love peaking at the big kids to see what we can do when we get big too!
Congratulations Safiya! We love you, and are so excited for your future at the University of Maryland! Dancing with you over the years has been an absolute pleasure!
We ❤️ that there’s only 40 DAYS UNTIL RECITAL!
Emma wants you to know that tickets are now on sale for all three of our shows! Check you email for your ticket link! Can’t wait to celebrate our 25TH YEAR! 💕💃🏻
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Weather got you blue?! Don’t worry! We are “Singing in the Rain” 🌧 ☔️
Still enrolling for our amazing summer camps! Don’t forget to check them out on our website! www.thedancedepot.com
We LOVE pajama day. 💕🥰 look at these adorable dancers!
Teal day was a blast! Can’t wait for Mismatched Day today!
We loved costume day yesterday! Can’t wait to see all your teal today!
Twin day was a blast! Wear your old costumes today!
🤩 these awesome dancers dressed up as their teachers for Character Monday! Can you tell who is who?! Can’t wait for twin Tuesday today!
Happy Earth Day! There is still time to help our planet at The Dance Depot Dream Catcher Bake Sale! Can't wait to see you there!
Happy Earth Day! 🌎 Our bake sale is going so well! Don’t forget to stop by today 4:30-7:30! Everything has been selling out so make sure to stop by early! 🧁🍪
NEXT WEEK is Spirit Week! Our competition teams are gearing up for their final competition in King of Prussia! Have fun with us this week and show us how SPIRITED you are!
The body says what words cannot. -Martha Graham
Tomorrow starts our Earth Day Bake Sale! Help the Dream Catchers raise money to help clean up our planet!
Happy Easter to all who celebrate! Can’t wait to dance with you again tomorrow! 🐣🐰🌼🌸🌺💐
Can't wait to SEE all of our dancers on Monday! Hope everyone is having the a great Spring Break! But we miss you!
✨Summer Camp Spotlight ✨ We can’t WAIT to dance with our friends and learn our most special power! We will work together, sing together, and dance together to build our own magical family and Casita!
Did you know?! We are offering three adult classes in our six-week summer session! Join us for Adult Hip Hop on Mondays at 6:30, Adult Ballet on Tuesdays at 7:30 and Adult Tap on Thursdays at 7:30! Can't wait to see you there!
Saying hi to ✨SPRING BREAK ✨ like Harper! We are CLOSED 4/10-4/17! Classes resume 4/18! See you soon! ☀️🌸💐🌹🌻
Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is ✨show up✨ ~Brene Brown
Costume Days are our favorite days! 🥰
So excited about a new class 🐶🐱🐹🐠🐢 FOR YOUR PETS! Your pet will have all the best moves at your next party! 🎉 See you there! Comment with a picture of your pet that is coming to class, or tag us in your story so we can get our lesson plans ready!
✨☀️ Summer Camp Spotlight! A true classic! Join us this summer for Royal Princess Camp! No one is as fancy as we are! 👑 👸🏼
What an incredible weekend in Lancaster! These kids showed up and showed out! Congratulations to THE TOP STUDIO at Encore in Lancaster! 💕💕💕💕 #DD4L
✨Summer Camp Spotlight ✨ Do you LOVE ballet and The Nutcracker?! Join us for our Christmas in July Nutcracker Camp! We’ll spend the week having so much fun story-telling and dancing like Clara! Contact us for more information!
Working on something ✨special✨ Did you know you can host your birthday party at The Dance Depot?! You can! Contact us for more information!
✨Summer Camp Spotlight✨ Sing, dance, and act this summer in our Road to Broadway camp! We can’t wait to take on the stage in this awesome week long camp! Contact us for more information & Swipe for more camp options!
We love dancing with our friends! And practicing our recital dance, “In the Garden”!
GUESS WHAT! It’s not just St. Patrick’s Day ☘️ IT’S 100 DAYS UNTIL RECITAL! 👯♀️💕
✨Summer Camp Spotlight✨ Join us for some amazing Singing and Dancing this summer! Find out more or register at www.thedancedepot.com/summer-classes#summercamp ☀️🌸 ☀️🌸
🤩 Check out these Rock Stars ✨ Miss Katie’s hip hop class got their costumes and loved sharing their dance for their parents! Great work ladies. 👩🚀 by the 🌊
No class tomorrow, Saturday, March 12th! Missing all of our Saturday friends already!
Sienna & Lillian have been working so hard! Check out these splits! 🍌
SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT We are so excited for Unicorns & Rainbow Camp this summer! Your 3-6 year old can join us from July 18th through the 22nd. Prance, gallop, and sparkle all week long with dancing, crafts & more! Check out www.thedancedepot.com/summer-classses#summercamp for more!! #summercamp #collegevillepa #collegevilleparents
The cutest little Hippity Hoppers we ever did see! These two are just a 🌟Pocketfull of Sunshine ☀️ Can’t wait to watch them sparkle on stage!
Katelyn started Pre-Pointe last summer and has continued this year and done AMAZING en pointe! Go Katelyn Go! Join us THIS SUMMER in Pre-Pointe or any other class! Check the last slide for the schedule! Can’t wait to dance with you!
Had another great competition weekend at Elite Dance Challenge! What a great time! So proud of our amazing dancers and their hard work! #dd4l
MORE COSTUMES! So excited to try them on and practice our dances in them! 💕💕💕
Having a lazy Saturday? We’re not! Our competition dancers will be keeping throughout the day in Manahawkin, NJ. You can check out the live stream here: https://elitedancechallenge.net/live-streams/
So lucky to know and love Sean Agustin! He’s an incredible member of The Dance Depot alumni AND our team of instructors! So proud of you Sean! ❤️ https://www.abcactionnews.com/sports/usfs-sean-agustin-is-breaking-barriers-to-his-own-beat
Still enrolling! Intro to Dance starts next week! We have two levels for dancers ages 3-5 and 6-8! Join us for our 8-week Spring session! 💐🌺🌸🌷
Happy TWOsday, 2/22/22 from of the best twins we know! 💕💕❤️❤️👯♀️
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~ John Quincy Adams Loving this beautiful photo of Senior, Grace Fuges. We are open today, Presidents’ Day! Can’t wait to dance with you!
So proud of our competition dancers who had a wonderful first event last weekend! #dd4l congrats to all on your amazing performances! And love to our incredible teachers/choreographers who help make these dancers shine so bright! 🥰💕
Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️💕🌸 We love all of our dance friends!
What a great first competition our dancers had! So proud of them and their hard work! 💕🥰
LAST DAY FOR EARLY 🐦 DISCOUNT! $25 off for registering today! Reserve your spot now for one of our awesome 2022 Summer Camps! 💃🏻🕺🏻 Call or email with any questions! 610-409-5622 Info@thedancedepot. com #collegevillepa
This week is Spirit Week! Help us wish our competition dancers GOOD LUCK for their first competition of the season! Tomorrow starts with Neon Day! Show us how 🌟bright🌟 you are!
Wishing we were dancing instead! But due to the impending road conditions, classes are canceled today - Friday, February 4th!
🌟COSTUME SEASON🌟 Our favorite time of year is when our recital costumes start to arrive! Blakey is loving being a daisy! (And we ❤️ Blakey!) 💃🏻🕺🏻 Can’t wait to see all of our dancers sparkle and shine on stage this June!
Did you know we have the best neighbors? We love @troublesendbrewing new sign! And both Dance and Music Depot got some new signage too!
Listen up! We’ve got something to tell you! Spaces are ❕filling up ❕ for our Intro to Dance classes starting March 1st! Swipe for more info and check out www. thedancedepot.com/intro-to-dance
5 awesomely surprising things about ballet that will floor you
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Ballet is a beautiful and difficult sport. In fact, some people say it is more difficult than football. Who would have thought, right? Well, ballet dancers.
That tidbit might come as a surprise, but these shockingly awesome facts about ballet and its dancers may also catch you off guard.
1. A male ballet dancer lifts more than 1 1/2 tons of ballerinas during a performance.
2. Ballet dancers used to be strictly men, as women weren't allowed to dance in public until the late 1600s.
3. It can take up to 90 hours to make one tutu.
4. When a ballet dancer jumps en pointe, they hold three times their body weight on the tip of their big toe.
5. Some professional dancers may go through 20 pairs of ballet shoes each week.
Another tidbit about professional ballet dancers is that they typically practice 7 1/2 hours each day. At a calorie burn of about 600 per hour, you can imagine how strenuously they are training.
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90,000 12 life hacks, to quickly learn how to dance from Mamita Dance
Author: Pavel Gather
Psychologist, Lecturer Salsa and Tango
Author: Pavel Pavel
Psychologist, Lecturer Salsa
on At the start, you always want to get a quick result. When it doesn't happen, the hypothesis arises that everything takes time. After a conditionally acceptable time, humility comes to mastering pair dances, which, perhaps, is not given, and I will just do what I learned somehow.
This is the most common story of those who believe that the mere act of attending a pair dance class is enough to learn how to dance.
Absolutely not. If you want to really dance well, you have to make an effort outside of the dance class. A good teacher will definitely be needed, but the initiative should be on your side.
1. Listen to music
The most common and accessible advice that is given already in the first lessons. And it definitely works. Music creates a certain atmosphere of the dance and intuitively you want to move to it. It doesn't matter where you listen to music - in the car, on headphones while walking or doing household chores.
An addition that will help you dance better is your active participation in the music. Sing along, dance or simply beat musical accents with any free parts of the body. In the subway, for example, it is enough to tap out bright moments with your fingers, in the car to sing along with sounds, and at home you can jump for pleasure.
2. Watch videos of good dancers
It's complicated, but also obvious. It’s more difficult, because without recommendations from more experienced dancers, unfortunately, it’s not so easy to find a good quality video on the net (I mean not the resolution quality, but the content itself).
Meaningful video viewing is about building an understanding of HOW dancers make a particular impression on a partner or viewer. Technology is at the heart of everything. Understanding how the pros do it is a big step forward.
It is important to distinguish a show from a disco dance, a staged performance from an improvisation, a stylized dance from an authentic one, etc. Ask for recommendations and dance teachers will always throw off a couple of videos of worthy landmarks.
Tango Z. Showreel.
Online modern tango courses
Tango nuevo is the most advanced version of tango. We can quickly learn to dance from zero to a steep level.
3. Dance in salsatecas/milongas/discotheques
A very delicate moment when it is worth coming to the first party. From a technical point of view, most students in 1-3 months have a sufficient set of figures and techniques to come and dance calmly. Psychologically, the same moment can be stretched out for an indefinite time. After all, it is imperative to “not lose face”, “learn more figures” and be sure what to do in case “there is an unfamiliar movement”.
In fact, the partygoers don't really care (except for a small layer of non-professional teachers who want to help inexperienced dancers by treating them as customers in the future). It is important to come and try dancing after a month of classes. You can only with friends or guys from your group. This will be enough to feel the adrenaline and inspiration from the dance.
4. Dance with partners or partners not of your level
The conventional wisdom that you need to practice in groups of your level does not withstand the test of experience. Perhaps now your eyes widened in surprise, and you want to meaningfully read the phrase again. Yes, you saw everything correctly: when you dance with a partner of your level, you don’t grow anywhere.
It's important to understand that not only does it work one way and you have to dance with cooler dancers, but it works even more effectively the other way. It is no coincidence that teaching pair dances dramatically raises the level of the teacher himself. You have an endless stream of very beginner dancers.
How it works. A more experienced partner needs to be "stretched". It's easy and obvious. With beginners, you need to take more initiative on yourself, see the general pattern of the dance more widely, turn on and insure more, try to be an example and be more careful. The quality of interaction begins to grow significantly. And wonderful partners too.
Dancing with partners of your level doesn't make you grow. Dance with both beginners and more advanced dancers
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5. Learn to dance for a partner and for a partner
Turks and Argentines are one of the best partners in the world. In Russia, partners are highly valued. Why? The answer is simple. In Argentina and Turkey, it is not questionable for men to ask another man to lead in one piece or another and give feedback on the quality of the lead. For them, it will be a great shame to hear moralizing from a partner, or even more so to be known in the community as an insecure partner.
In Russia, due to the constant, often far-fetched, opinion that there are more women in pair dances, partners calmly get up and study their partner's part. Such partners then grow into very cool dancers and teachers. In no case do this at parties, only in class. Here we are talking only about the learning strategy. At parties, be yourself.
6. Do not memorize the links
Always try to look deeper and understand the through principle and idea of movement. Understanding what and how is done will make it possible to independently generate any sequences and chips.
Human memory is limited and there will always be a moment when something will escape and your repertoire will be limited by the size of RAM.
In Argentine tango, for example, there are seven levels of movement construction that, when mastered, will allow you to make millions of combinations. And how many dance sequences can you really remember? In rueda, more than 150 figures dance in a rare circle. It's hard to keep more in mind.
7. Develop your body
Many years of experience in teaching couple dance shows that as soon as everyone pairs up in a class, any progress in individual style ends. But it is the individual style that distinguishes everyone at the disco: partners change, and style is always with you.
The body as the main instrument of dance must be very plastic, responsive and emotional. Surprisingly, not all pair dance schools have a general physical warm-up. It is vital to tune the body and understand how it works.
You can always train extra and concentrate more on the basic steps, as their true value is as body work. The sequence of steps is, in fact, the simplest thing that can be in pair dancing. The quality of individual performance determines the craftsmanship.
8. Try on the images of inspiring dancers
A psychological life hack for those who have already mastered the steps, but still feel that there is not enough brightness and drive. Most are terribly afraid of being someone else's "clone". Here the action is the same as under the influence of hypnosis - the more you resist, the more you plunge into an altered state of consciousness.
With a high degree of probability, you are already dancing like someone else's "clone". A meaningful fitting of someone else's image is that you mentally take the image of the one who inspires you (inspiration is critical in this case) and "put on" yourself. Then you start dancing and trying to feel in general how it is to be able, for example, to be the best partner or the sexiest partner in a disco. This is much more difficult than it seems. But it works extremely efficiently.
9. Dance to offbeat music
Habitual rhythms keep you tight. Tango salon or speedy timba leave little room for experimentation and fantasy. Pattern dancing is always noticeable and is reserved for beginners.
The truly new is born outside of the usual. Look for places to experiment. If there is no place, organize self-training. The main thing is not to get carried away, because music determines the style. We bring something new to pair dances, rather than trying to change them.
Search, improvise, don’t be afraid to go beyond, develop in different directions, be inspired by music atypical for the style
10. Try your hand at basic dance directions
dances exist according to their own non-choreographic laws.
This is the deepest delusion, which has turned into a ceiling for the qualitative development of partner dances. After all, all professional dancers, for example, in salsa or bachata, build their ideas on the basic choreographic principles.
Do not think that choreography is only applicable on stage. Any meaningful movement of the body can be choreographic. In general, try classical or modern choreography. Basically, hip-hop can work too.
11. Look for battle sensations
Pair dances return us to an active position of manifestation of our body. As in the days of our ancient ancestors, we impress the members of the opposite sex by how dexterous, hardy, sexy, etc. we are. Modern laws of the jungle in the entourage of large cities.
If you look around the dance floor, it becomes clear that the majority are clearly herbivores (not in the sense of vegetarians, but in relation to those around them). I am sure that predators are always more interesting in terms of the attractiveness of the image - try to find a counterbalance among herbivores, for example, a cat woman or a lion man.
The conversation is about an internal position, not about aggressiveness. Lability and lack of control are inherent in adolescents, and not in adult self-sufficient people.
Accordingly, even a training or friendly battle gives, on the one hand, practical skills - to make a bright sequence of movements, bring an idea to a climax, show a spectacular feature, on the other hand, develops the psychological basis of the dance - self-confidence, resistance to extraneous attention, self-control and self-control in complex elements.
12. Communicate with professionals
The environment shapes the internal position. Basically, real passionaries of the dance community are ready to openly talk, discuss and support the development of dance in every possible way. Universal principles and the ideas they articulate have a much longer and more practical perspective than meets the eye.
Accept that, for example, behind the words "listen to your partner" is not only a beautiful metaphor, but also a practical skill to literally listen to your partner. At the same time, always treat every thought, even the most respected teacher, as a private opinion.
Your skill will lie in finding the scope of the idea even in conflicting opinions. Most often, the contradiction is speculative and the truth lies in the angle of perception or situationality.
Your dancing growth will stop sooner or later. This can happen at the level of three basic steps or years of experience in teaching and show performances. Regardless of your level, the suggested 12 life hacks can get you off the ground and greatly accelerate your dance growth. There is no way here without your motivation and activity. Take your dance development into your own hands. 9Ol000 Dangerous sexuality
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Dancing is a great way to make friends with your body and gain self-confidence. And yes, they can be mastered at any age.
1. Choose your style
The idea here is the same as for sports: if you secretly hate yoga or iron exercises, you are unlikely to go to workouts week after week. To achieve noticeable progress in dancing, a beginner will have to practice a lot and regularly, so it’s better not to torture yourself and choose a direction that really ignites.
You can focus on the music that you like - you need to catch the drive from movements to it. It is music that forms the style of dance and its energy, so decide what is closer to you: for example, funk lovers should try popping or locking, folk fans may like Irish dancing, and if you respect jazz, swing and everything like that, take a closer look at lindy hop.
Another criterion is the nature of the movements. Some are closer to dynamic, as in hip-hop, others are smooth and sensual - for this in tango. There are also health restrictions to consider. So, twerk is not suitable if there are problems with the lumbar spine, with sore knees it is better not to get involved in shuffle, and it will be difficult for an aged person to master house.
2. Set a goalPhoto: Iakov Filimonov / Shutterstock
You can start dancing at any age, but it's important to keep in mind why you started it in the first place. It is perhaps too bold to expect that in half a year of classes it will be possible to reach the level of international dance championships from scratch. But if you want to try dancing in order to develop plasticity and learn to feel the body better, great, go ahead.
Don't expect to get it right the first time. When you learn from scratch, difficulties are absolutely normal, the main thing is not to score in classes. Over time, both the correct posture and a beautiful gait will be developed, and as a bonus you will also get self-confidence - with freedom of movement, freedom from complexes will come.
3. Don't give up on sports
Some dances in themselves make for a good workout. A vigorous shuffle will replace cardio, and a break can give a load to almost all muscle groups. And yet, without preparation, it will not be easy. A more or less good stretch is needed in any type of dance, and, for example, strong arms and strong abdominal and back muscles are also useful for pole dancing. You can combine dancing with strength exercises, but you need to give the body time to recover and not plan classes in a row, but allocate at least a day of rest between them.
And don't forget to warm up before dancing. So that the training does not end with an injury, the muscles and joints need to be prepared for the load. You can allocate 10–15 minutes for a warm-up, it should include simple articular gymnastics (at least elementary rotational movements of the shoulders and knees), tilts and dynamic stretching.
4. Take some lessons from a trainer
Especially if you have never danced before. Those with experience can learn new styles at home with video tutorials, but that's because they already know how to control their bodies. Beginners are unlikely to succeed, but disappointment in themselves and demotivation are guaranteed - if you can’t repeat elementary movements, then there’s no point in doing it.
Nothing really strange here. Without preparation, it is difficult to just take it and start moving freely. At least the basic elements are better to master under the guidance of a pro, and when you feel that you are coping, supplement these lessons with home workouts.
5. Learn something new in every class
When you repeat the same set of exercises and movements over and over again, classes turn into a good way to pass your free time, only you can forget about progress. Acquaintance with new elements is the same mandatory part of any workout as a warm-up. It doesn't matter if you work with a mentor or on your own.
Do not immediately try to copy cool dancers. First, study the basic movements, then try to combine them into bundles until you hone them to automatism, and then experiment and improvise, creating something new based on familiar elements.
6. Record yourself on video
You don't need to record the whole workout from the warm-up on, it's enough to record only those moments with which you have problems. These can be separate movements or bundles that are not given in any way. Review the video and, if possible, objectively assess what is wrong: perhaps there are technical problems that are difficult to notice in the process. When you understand what's wrong, try to repeat the movement and record it on video again - and so on until you achieve a good result.
This approach will help you find errors and track progress. You can not even limit yourself to memorized ligaments, but improvise - then see how it looks from the outside.
7. Find like-minded peoplePhoto: Iakov Filimonov / Shutterstock
If you need an extra reason not to miss classes, then meeting new people can be a good motivation. It is easier here for those who train in a group. Often the dance school becomes the center of a close-knit community, where people come not only for the sake of classes, but also just to spend time together at dance parties.
Finally, the more partners around, the more experience. Do not limit yourself to dancers of your level of training and practice with those who are stronger or weaker than you. In the first case, you will be able to improve your skills, and in the second, you will try yourself as a coach - this, by the way, is a good way to learn to take more initiative and understand the very principle of movement in dance, and not just memorize the alternation of chords.
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