5 Reasons You’re Not Improving
So you’ve been learning and practicing dance for a while, but for some reason, you don’t seem to be improving. Or maybe you are, but your progress is so slow compared to your peers. First off, don’t compare yourself to others! Secondly, we’re here to help. We’ve found some common reasons as to why you’re not improving.
- You’re only stretching in class.
Even if you’re taking dance classes 7 days a week, you’re probably only doing about a 10 minute warm-up. Even stretching for 30 minutes to an hour each day outside of dance will significantly help your flexibility.
- You’re looking down.
Unless your choreography requires you to look down, you should probably look where you’re going. Looking somewhere other than the floor will also help when you’re spotting (avoiding getting dizzy in turns).
- You’re only dancing at the studio.
Unless the studio has become your second home, you might want to do a little practice at home each day. Whether you learn a dance routine on YouTube or you perfect the combo you learned in class.
- You’re just doing the moves.
Even if you’re doing the moves, you may not look how the professionals do. Try listening to the music. Hear when certain beats happen so you can hit those better. Find out where you can hold a move longer. You might notice your dancing improve.
- You don’t have the best posture.
If you have a mirror available, make sure to check your posture. Different styles may have different expectations, so look at your peers or instructor in the mirror to see how your posture might be off.
Whether you want to be a professional, or do dance for fun, these tips should help your improvement. What other reasons might you not be progressing? And make sure to follow our Social Medias: @more_than_dancers for other dance related content.
By: AJ (Intern)