Are you wanting to get started in dance? Beginner dance classes for adults are a great way to learn the basic steps for classic dances like the Foxtrot, the Cha Cha, the Waltz, and the Rumba. It is also a great way to meet new people and socialize while getting exercise. But, most of all, when you get your mindset right, it is great fun! At Fred Astaire dance studio, we understand the challenges you may face when getting started with beginner dance classes. To make it easier for you to be successful, we’ve put together a “starter guide” with tips to help you get the most out of your beginner classes.
Learn Several Easy Dances First
Beginner dance classes for adults are a way to experience different types of dances. As a beginner, your dance instructor will start you with some of the easiest dances to learn. Read our blog “5 Easiest Dances to Learn for Ballroom Beginners” for more details. When you learn easier dances first, you can gain proficiency in several different dance styles, see the ones that suit you the best, and gain confidence. You become more adaptable at moving and remembering steps when you try different dance styles instead of focusing on just one. Some of the easier dances to learn for beginners are:
Dance with Different Partners
Beginner dance classes for adults allow you to dance with different partners. Be open to it. You may feel like you only want to dance with your partner or a friend. It’s natural to want to stay in your “comfort zone.” But, dancing with different people when you are just starting to learn the dance will give you a fresh new way of approaching it. Everyone in the class will be just beginning too! Some will be a little more advanced while others will be less so, but you can make every dance an opportunity for learning. And, this way, you will become more comfortable on the dance floor, meet new people, and have a great time.
Find Your Rhythm
The beat and rhythm in music inspires you to dance. To be a good dancer, you need to be able to feel the music and express that feeling through movement. It is important for a beginner dancer to become familiar with the rhythm. While at home or in the car or wherever you can listen to music, play music that is related to your chosen dance style or the dance you are working on in class. This will help you to get in touch with the rhythm and become more confident in class.
Relax and Have Fun!
From the very start of your beginner lessons, tell yourself to relax. Dancing is supposed to be fun, not an obligation or chore. Don’t get all uptight about learning to dance. Dancing is a great exercise that can lower your blood pressure, among other things. So, don’t stress. It doesn’t matter how good you are at the dance, you can have an enjoyable time with just about anyone if you tell yourself it’s OK. That part is up to you. You may not have the best rhythm and you may not be able to remember the steps but, if you enjoy music and moving around, you can relax and have fun dancing!
If you are a beginner student in dance, Fred Astaire Dancing Studio in Durham can get you started on the right foot. Our professional instructors specialize in creating a fun and safe environment for you to enjoy the learning experience. Call us at 919-489-4313 or fill out the form below.