If you really need a reason to take dance classes (let's be honest, we never need a reason), here's not only 1, but 4! Check out why you might consider picking up dance classes during these Summer months.
If we were to ask you who has been the biggest influence in your life, career, success, etc., we bet you’d think of either someone you look up to (a major player in your field or a teacher or mentor that made an impact) or someone in your family (father, grandmother, aunt). But what about the person that sleeps next to you every night? What about the person that kisses you goodnight, the one you’ve decided to share your life with?
Many people that come to us expect us to tell them the exact number of lessons they’ll need to “feel good” or “wow their guests at their wedding” or “know how to dance together,” but truthfully, there is no magic number of dance lessons. Dance is a practice, much like yoga or faith. Now what do we mean when we say “a practice”? In this context, the dictionary defines practice as “to do (something) regularly or constantly as an ordinary part of your life.”
You’ve decided to take dance lessons in preparation for your wedding. Hurray! We love to hear that you’re spending time with your loved one, preparing for an important moment of your wedding day. Now, we know that the decision to take dance lessons might not be one that was met with joy and excitement. It might feel like just another thing that you need to check off your wedding to-do list. Well, we’re here to help you change that feeling! While it’s our job as dance instructors to inspire your interest in dancing, there a few changes you can also make to ensure you have a great time learning and spending time together. Really, it all comes down to the way you think about dance lessons.
During the learning process, mistakes and missteps are bound to happen. If we were perfect at everything, there would be no reason to learn. And, some would argue that experiencing the mistakes and overcoming the hurdles along the way not only help you to better understand the task at hand but also builds your personal character and ability to persevere. Often, we at the studio experience students who have created unrealistically high expectations for themselves in the learning process. Rather than being patient with themselves, they expect to get every step and correction perfectly on their first or second try. It’s hardly ever the case that this happens, and even if a student does successfully achieve what we asked of them, there are still likely ten other things that they still need to work on...
For those of you who have never taken a dance lesson before, going to your first dance lesson can feel very intimidating. But have no worries: to help you get ready, we have come up with a short list of frequently asked questions. Feel free to leave a comment or question below!