Teaching yourself how to dance

How To teach Yourself To Dance (Ultimate Guide)

Many people love dancing, watching professionals perform smooth moves, and maybe also cheering on friends who can bust a move effortlessly. Dancing is always a wonderful sight to behold. But, it is always a downer when you can’t do those moves like the other guests at a party, especially when the music is just right and all your heart wants to do is get up and hit the dance floor. 

Here are the steps you can take to teach yourself how to dance:

  1. Get in shape. 
  2. Pick a style of dance you’re interested in.
  3. Follow up with some background research.
  4. Choose a learning tool.
  5. Schedule your practice time.
  6. Stretch and warm-up.
  7. Observe and start mirroring the moves.

Your inability to dance could be because you never had anyone to teach you or because you live in a place where there are no dance studios, classes, or communities. Regardless, in today’s digital world, you can learn any skill online in no time. And by making use of your phone, mustering determination, and putting in the work, you could be moonwalking in no time.

1. Get In Shape

First and foremost, you need to understand that dancing is an activity that requires movement from every part of your body, your hands, legs, neck, back, head, stomach, and even your toes. 

So before you begin any dance lessons, you need to get your body ready and in sync doing several types of exercises. But don’t worry, dancing is a fun activity, so don’t put too much pressure and thought into it. 

Just stick with basic exercises that will loosen up your muscles and strengthen your core, which means warm-ups before every lesson is a must. Some basic stretching, sit-ups, planks, and crunches will go a long way to get you in the right shape to tackle those moves. 

Picking a fitness app or plan will help you build stamina and boost your morale during the learning process because you’ll be more inclined to continue dancing if you’re in the right shape for it.  

Also, you’ll want to get your nutrition plan under control, as what you eat is just as important as what you do to get in shape. Choose proteins, lower-carb veggies, and some fruits for most of your meals. This is a sure way to get the nutrients you need for better health and performance.

2. Pick A Style of Dance You’re Interested In

When you ask most beginners what dance style they would like to learn, a lot of them say, “I just want to learn how to dance.” 

This answer is so generic that it doesn’t help your journey to dance at all. It’s like a high school student saying they want to go to college and get a job afterward. That doesn’t help them pick a major in college, and the same applies to novice dancers. 

Having a particular dance style or at least a couple of styles can help you figure out how your lessons will go. Different dance styles have different learning patterns, so narrowing your range of interest is important. 

There are many different dance styles, including hip-hop, ballet, jazz, salsa, ballroom, contemporary, and much more. Looking at dance manuals, watching your favorite dance shows, or even watching your favorite dancer perform can help you understand which styles interest you the most.

Maybe you have a thing for old-school hip-hop dances, or you’re more of an energetic, competitive dance lover. 

The key is to explore every possible option. 

3. Follow Up With Some Background Research

After you’ve successfully narrowed down the dance style you wish to learn, it’s time to do some research on it. You might be wondering why you have to research a dance style when you are about to learn it, but knowledge of something you wish to learn and possibly master never hurt anyone. 

You need to know a little about the origins of the dance and how it has evolved over the years. Don’t worry; it is almost a guarantee that it would be an exciting, eye-opening experience as it will give you a better understanding of how and why certain moves are done the way they are. 

In a nutshell, be sure to read up on some basic techniques for beginners and nail the moves better quickly.  

4. Choose A Learning Tool

Choosing a learning tool is not rocket science as there are several free and paid resources to learn dancing from. Learning online is one of the easiest and most common ways of learning any new skill or activity, and picking one shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. 

Some of the best learning tools include free YouTube videos and come in different durations and forms. There’s also Vimeo, and while this is a paid platform and requires a subscription, it features some of the best compilation of tutorial videos for beginners on different kinds of dance styles. 

Amazon is also another platform with many tutorial materials for sale that you could purchase and learn with. There are other sources of learning materials that you could check out and pick which best suits you.

One way is to use Google or go straight to YouTube and search for videos of your preferred dance style for instructional videos on beginner-level lessons. After getting a few videos that resonate with you and your intended dance style, it’s time to bust some moves.

You can watch this video by Steezy to learn some nice dance moves: 

5. Schedule Your Practice Time

Remember to schedule your practice times to suit your daily routine and possibly exercise. Dancing is fun and should not be approached like a military drill, but consistency and persistence are crucial to achieving any goal. 

If you can, draw up a timetable of when and how long your daily practices would be, remembering to time yourself for as long as is needed to achieve your daily goals. 

6. Stretch and Warm-Up

Stretch and warm-up before you start every practice to loosen your muscles and get your body in the right shape to practice. 

Some pre-dance warm-up exercises include:

  • Jog or run in the room for about 2 to 4 minutes to elevate your heart rate and increase blood flow to your extremities.  
  • Lay on your back and stretch out your hamstrings by pulling your knees to touch your chest and returning them to the floor.
  • Sit on the floor and stretch your legs out. Then try to touch your toes with your fingers. This exercise might be a bit hard for first-timers, but not to worry, constantly doing it will loosen up those leg and calf muscles.

Watch this video by Dancercise on how to do warm-up before dance: 

Cooldown and rest up for a few minutes after the warm-up exercises. This step will conserve your energy and restore stamina for when you begin dancing. 

7. Observe and Start Mirroring the Moves

Play the video you have picked and observe how the instructor completes each move. Be sure to watch each video at least twice to get acclimated to it before you start mirroring the moves.

Begin to mirror the instructor carefully, performing each step as identical to the instructor as possible. Watch the angles from which the instructor is moving to help you execute those same moves to perfection.

If you’re learning a routine, be sure to break it down into segments before attempting to learn it. Begin from the top of the first set of movements, and when you’ve comfortably mastered it, you can proceed to the next segment.

Practice, practice, practice, repeat, repeat, repeat. Practice makes perfect, and the same is valid for dancing as well.

Why Learning To Dance on Your Own Might Be Beneficial

Right about now, you might be wondering if self-teaching yourself to dance is the right way to go. 

Chances are you are already asking yourself, what if you can’t do it as well you would if you paid for dance classes, or what if you slack off with the lessons because “who’s gonna know?” 

These questions are all valid points and should be considered before attempting to self-teach yourself dancing, but there are some benefits to learning how to dance on your own. This might be the better option because it comes with many benefits that would suit everyone regardless of who they are or how their schedules may be. 

Let’s take a look at these benefits now.

You Learn at Your Pace

Picking up a new hobby and learning it from scratch can be terrifying sometimes, but it can also be fun and liberating. After considering that, it’s easy to see why embarking on the learning process at your own pace is vital for getting the best out of the experience. 

Most people who learn to dance through dance classes will probably tell you that however fun and exciting it is to learn with a group of people, it is equally daunting as they all have to share the same dance coach. 

The lack of personal attention will leave you on an average learning journey that might not benefit you all that well. 

Self-teaching yourself to dance will equip you with the freedom to set your own goals and time limits and enable you to submit to the process without any undue pressures that might disrupt your learning journey. 

It Will Help You Blend Dancing Into Your Daily Exercise

Exercise is an essential aspect of our daily routines and should be done regularly to keep us tip-top shape, but how do you manage exercises when you’re not really in control of your schedule? 

Some people might like to exercise in the mornings and get on with their day right away, and having to do dance lessons, later on, might be a bit too much.  

While self-teaching yourself to dance, you can incorporate your dancing time into your exercise time using the lessons as a form of exercise. You could do both in the mornings and get on with your day or do it whenever you feel convenient for you, giving you complete control over your time.

The Learning Process Can Be Enjoyed as a Hobby

Some people dance as a profession, while others do it as a pastime. Some other people, however, are just born with it. But whatever your intentions are for deciding to learn dancing shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the process. 

Self-teaching yourself to dance can be a long journey, and your determination to love the process can make it more enjoyable. Making the dancing lessons a hobby might be the learning curve you need to get the best out of the process.

It Could Be the Motivation You Need To Learn Other Hobbies

Never overestimate the power of learning a new hobby or skill from scratch. The level of will and determination it builds is something that will impact you even after you’ve achieved your goal.  

The resilience a self-taught process builds is remarkable as you and you alone are in charge of motivating yourself and pushing through the lessons day after day. It is a fun way to build character while learning some neat moves along the way. 

Furthermore, your decision to start learning dancing could help motivate a friend, family member, or spouse to join in as well. 

Final Thoughts

Learning a skill or hobby can be quite challenging, and doing so from scratch is even more so. But determination and consistency in your practice will surely yield good results. The suitable materials coupled with the right attitude will go a long way, which is just what you should do. 

Practicing every day with the right mindset will have you dancing like a young Michael Jackson in no time, and all the time and effort put into it will be worth it in the end. In all, remember to have fun, and you’ll enjoy every moment of it. Enjoy.

How To Become a Self Taught Dancer : Dance

Disclaimer: I am not a professional dancer, and all the tips and details I am sharing with you guys are related to the things which helped me with my dancing. I do not speak for dancing community, but only for myself. This is my personal advice from a person who is just passionate about dancing. If you do not want to read my tips, feel free to ignore this.

I have been dancing for around 5 years, and I learned everything basically watching from tutorials and YouTube videos and dance battles. So I decided to share some of my tips and things which might help someone who is willing to learn dancing.

If you guys are interested on checking out my dancing , I have my instagram page where I upload my dances. Insta: Darseiy (gotta get that clout lmao)

In this thread I will give tips on:

- where to start

- what to learn and practice

- what exercises you need do as often as possible

- how to find your own style

- and how to dress like a dancer (really important in my opinion)

*Before I go into the details, I want to let you know guys that I specialize only in Hip-Hop and Popping*

- Here is a backstory / Where I started / to start :

During my high-school years, I took Krump dance classes for around 2 months, and from that time I fell in love with dancing. Due to my graduation exams, my papers wouldn't let me go continue dancing anymore and forced me to focus on my academic responsibilities. Since I couldn't go to these classes anymore, I was just secretly practicing myself at home by watching Krump dance battles. By that I also started to check out Popping and immediately got hooked in with that style.

I never knew how to start to learn Popping, so basically my first 6 months I was trying to imitate my favorite dancers' moves. In my opinion, if you want to learn 'street' or 'freestyle' dancing, I think Popping is the great start. With Popping you can learn how to do Footworks, Waves and Body Control which are essential part of a freestyle dancer.

There are a lot of tutorials on youtube, where a lot of dancers teach how to 'pop', do waves and control your body just like Popper. If you can master those things, you can easily go into different styles with no hardship. Popping also helped to dwell into hip hop and I will talk about that later on the thread. But for now, I will start with Popping.

- What to learn and practice

In my opinion, you only need to learn these three things before you go to advanced category. There are only three basics I practice till this day and still find it helpful in a lot of ways.

First thing you need to learn is how to Pop. Pop is basically tensing up the part of your body and releasing. When you learn how to do Pop, it will help you to feel the rhythm of the music, and help you to control your body and hit the right beats in the song. To be honest, you can practice to Pop anywhere and anytime you want. I used to just practice it on my way to school. I would just wear my headphones, and put on some music and literally would just pop my arms on my way to school. Sometimes, I am at home, I would learn how to pop my legs, chest or my whole body. There are a lot videos on Youtube, where they teach you to how to it.

I would recommend you guys to look up the Youtuber named Mihran Kirakosian

Second thing you need to learn is Waves. If you have watched any dancing videos, you would stumble upon people who to waves with their hands or arms or with their whole body. Because it's the most essential part of dancing as well. Back then, I thought doing waves with arms is the coolest thing ever. Luckily doing waves is not that hard and you can learn how to do it in 2 weeks max. Here is a thing. A lot of things which dancers do at first feels like they don't have any bones in their body. All what dancers simply do is "Illusion". They trick you think that they are doing something impossible behind it, but at the end of the day there is a simple trick behind it.

These two videos will basically help you out to learn these tricks:



And the last thing is Footwork. Footwork does not really have a definite practice for it. Well as far as I know, every dancer does different things with their feet. So in this case I just want you to look up on youtube and search on how to do footworks and you will get the gist of what kind of footwork you like or not.

Alright, now that we learned the basics. We can move to the next step. Before you start practicing these three, I want you to guys look up on how Isolation. Isolation is similar to waving??? kind of?? I think this video will help you to understand on what it really is. Just take my words on this, because it's really important.

- What exercises you need to do as often as possible

To be a dancer, you also need to be in a good shape as well. You have to warm ups before you practice and do a little work outs. Also you need to stretch your body in order to not receive any injuries in your muscles. You can do muscle stretching the way you want, and here is a video on work outs that will help with your physique and actually can help with your dancing moves.

So what I do before practice is

  1. Practice Isolation

  2. Warm up and stretch my muscles

  3. Do little work outs

- How to find your own style

Alright, we go to the part where you need to start watching videos. Every artist gets inspired by another artist. I believe by just simply practicing, it won't really get you anywhere. Try watching dance battles or any fun choreographers you enjoy. It's okay to copy their moves or their style at first, because at the end of the day you came here to learn. When J Cole started to rap, I remember he said he tried to rap like Eminem. And look at him now. He is a respectful MC with huge fanbase. All I am saying is it's okay to bite someone's style. By learning their styles, it will help you create your own style and your own way of dancing. Because, you are the one who is dancing at the end of the day.

My personal recommendations:

You need to check out these dope dancers in Popping: Hozin, Hoan (my favorite), Kid Boogie, Nelson, Dokyun, Popping Kite, Popping J, Boogaloo Kin

Hip Hop: Les Twins, Waydi - alright here is a thing, I love hip-hop because of Les Twins. I am a huge faaaan. I think their styles are very unique and my style of dancing is inspired by them. So basically when it comes to Hip-Hop, honestly I only follow Les Twins. Sorry on that.

But hey, you can look championships such as Juste Debout, GS Fusion where one of the best dancers compete in those events. Look up the finals and you might your own favorite dancer.

- How to dress like a dancer

This is probably only my gripe. Because I think clothing plays a huge role when it comes to dancing. Poppers and Hip Hop dancers tend to wear oversized or baggy clothes. And that type of clothing kind of makes your moves even more cooler and more clear than it is. For example, it 's hard to waves when you are a beginner with skinny jeans or shirts. Also they tend to wear skateboard shoes like Vans or Nike Blazers. Those shoes does magic to your footwork. So, look up what dancers wear and see it for yourself.

I hope you find these tips helpful and good luck! If you have any questions or things I got wrong, let me know in the comments! Thank you for reading.

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.

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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.

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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 big 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 goal

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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.


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

It is not necessary to record the entire workout from the warm-up, it is 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 people

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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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