The Worst Advice For Dancers

Have you ever been given bad advice? Surely we have all experienced this before. Whether someone had good or ill intentions, sometimes, advice is not very helpful. So we reached out to our dance community and asked; what is the worst dance advice you have ever received? Here’s what they had to say:


  1. You can only choose to focus on one path in dance.

This is SO not true. If you do not enjoy the style of dance you’re doing, then pick a different style! Our interests may change over the years, and that is OKAY. There’s a reason there is more than one style of dance.

  1. Don’t ever practice or stretch at home. You’ll do it wrong.

One of the best ways to get better at dance, is by stretching and practicing at home! If you are worried you may do it wrong, there are plenty of websites and videos available on the internet. Also, you can always practice whatever you did in class.

  1. Be like -classmate's name-.

Just thinking about this one may bring someone to mind. We know our teachers truly want us to improve, but there’s no reason to compare us to other dancers. Every dancer is on there own path, and has there own strengths and weaknesses.

  1. You need to lose the weight, then you'll be in the classes you want to be in.

There is no ‘perfect dancer body’. Yes, it is important to stay fit, but your health is important as well. There is nothing wrong with being skinny, but being the thinnest dancer is not going to get you where you want to go.

Wow! Sometimes people can give some poor advice. We hope we have cleared why this advice is bad. Remember, as dancers, not only should we be working hard, we also need to lift each other up. And thank you to our awesome dance community for sharing the bad advice they have been given:


Anna Tallarico

Len C Hen

Taylor Peary

Nov 19, 2021

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