It’s never been easier or more popular to shake your booty and reap the many health benefits of dance. Beginner classes for adults with or without partners are widely available at dance studios, community centres and many gyms. Salsa, swing, hip hop, jazz, ballroom, belly and ballet: It doesn’t matter what type of dance you enjoy, as long as you are moving to the beat, your body benefits. Dancing makes exercising fun, requires no special equipment (you don’t need spandex, sequins or a spray tan) and is suitable for all ages. And whether you’re looking to lose weight, boost your mood, maintain your flexibility or keep your mind sharp, dancing does it all. Five, six, seven, eight!

Located in Melbourne, Victoria, looking for the best dance class studios? When you are planning to attend a dance class, you probably want everything just perfect. One of the best ways to make sure that it all turns out the way you wanted is to select every studio yourself personally. This way, you can choose the ultimate location, and the best trainers to help you achieve your goa.

We’ve created an ultimate list of best dance class studios in Melbourne, Victoria to save you time and money.

Ultimate list of dance class studios in Melbourne

 

Shine Dance Studio – Dance Class Studios Melbourne

Shine Dance Studio

shinedancestudio.com.au

03 9555 7765

Conveniently located on Moorabbin, Highett & Cheltenham’s border, for over 15 years, our school has taught hundreds of girls and boys in the area how to dance and sing. Shine’s motto is simple – “Have Fun & Be Motivated!” We feel that if our students are enjoying themselves, they are more likely to produce better results. Our teachers are instructed to motivate the students to enjoy their lessons, but just as importantly continue to learn and better themselves in technique and confidence.

As corny as this may sound ‘Shine Dance Studio’ was first scribbled on a serviette in Venice, Italy, 2003.

Whilst eating a mandatory plate of pasta and pondering the next chapter of their lives together, Vanessa and Adrian struck up the framework for what was to become their very own Performing Arts school this side of the equator!

Since opening its doors in 2005, Shine has been the leading Dance & Singing Studio for kids living in Moorabbin, Cheltenham, Highett, East Bentleigh, Heatherton, Oakleigh, McKinnon, Ormond, Hampton East, Beaumaris, Brighton, Mentone, Mordialloc, Parkdale, Dingley and surrounds with an overwhelming and enthusiastic response from beginners to advanced students joining our fun, friendly and motivating atmosphere!!

Shine prides itself on having the student’s best interest at heart. Our teachers can not only dance and sing exceptionally well, but they can teach exceptionally well too.

Shine’s motto is simple – Have Fun & Be Motivated! We feel that if our students are enjoying themselves, they are more likely to produce better results. Our teachers are instructed to motivate the students to enjoy their lessons, but just as importantly continue to learn and better themselves in technique and confidence.

As well as having inspiring teachers, we’re proud to show off our wonderful facility that underwent major changes in 2020. Scroll down to see more.

If you like our story and think Shine is a great fit for your child, please call or email us to find out more information and arrange your first free lesson.

Golden Sands Belly Dance – Dance Class Studios Melbourne

Golden Sands Belly Dance

https://www.goldensandsbellydance.com.au/

61 3 9041 5197

“Princess Jasmina” has performed in all kinds of shows and displays as a professional dancer. As a provider of belly dancing lessons throughout the Melbourne region, she continues to perform as a regular artist in club venues, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, festivals, cultural events, university open-day festivals, Hens, Kitchen Teas, Haflas, weddings, engagements, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, circumcision celebrations, private parties, corporate functions, RSLs and Television. She has performed with fellow professional belly dancers at hundreds of venues over her extended career and brings an unrivalled passion to her belly dance classes in South Melbourne.

Providing Melbourne with engaging belly dancing lessons run by the best of the best

Princess Jasmina’s achievements culminate Jan 2009 at Melbourne’s Victorian Arts Centre with her guest dancing live on “Hamer hall” stage before a sellout house for the world’s most revered living legend the Queen of Gypsy Song “Esma Redjepova Teodievska” accompanied by world-renowned gypsy/Romany orchestra “The Fanfare Ciocharlia” on their world tour of “Gypsy Kings and Queens”.

She has performed for two of Macedonia’s top-of-the-pop-charts bands KISS ME Band and BIORITAM band later televised countless times on Macedonian National Television and across the Macedonian communities in Australia and worldwide. She brings this experience to all her event hire performances and belly dancing classes in Melbourne, making Golden Sands the perfect opportunity for anyone from a beginner to an expert!

Learn from one of the most successful belly dancers in the industry

Princess Jasmina has been a guest star entertainer for numerous celebrities, superstars and even royalty worldwide. Her star-studded performances have entertained, the Prince of Saudi Arabia (and other Arabic & middle eastern royalty), the legendary Topol from Fidler on the Roof, various Australian celebrities and film stars like- Molly Meldrum, Kate Ceberano, Sam Newman, Gary Lyon, Jason Van De Velde, the former Premier of Victoria Joan Kurner, Leading Political Figures & Ministers, Australian Federal Political leaders, Famous Australian writers, Bollywood & Egyptian & Lebanese Superstars including, Ehab Toufic, Hakim, Amr Diab, Nadja Karam and many other Arabic Pop Stars. She is also available to help you celebrate your hen’s night or wedding.

At Golden Sands belly dance lessons near the heart of Melbourne, you get the chance to meet other belly dancers, learn new moves and have a whole lot of fun!

Princess Jasmina’s family origins bear an appealing blend of Mediterranean, Balkan, Middle Eastern & European nationalities which have permitted her to discover invigorating influences that have led her to true passion and commitment toward the art of belly dancing. On hearing the playing of the tabla/tarabukka, as a young girl, she would surrender her body totally to its entrancing sounds and rhythms abandoning her movements freely to its beat. Her love and experience of traditional Indian, Turkish and Arabic cinema ignited a nostalgic wish to belly dance. It acted like the actresses in the films she saw throughout her life. She started taking acting classes at a ‘Youth Academy for Acting’ while never losing focus and passion for the gypsy drum.

Always passionate to be a performer Princess Jasmina began belly dancing gypsy style at every family event. So much so that for her fourteenth birthday her aunties purchased her very first tailor-made belly dance costume. It was around this time that Princess Jasmina decided that she wanted to learn more. She began having her first lessons with a Lebanese woman who taught her the basics. Her passion and determination led her to learn from various Turkish, Lebanese, Arabic and Greek communities.

Dance Union Studios – Dance Class Studios Melbourne

Dance Union Studios

danceunionstudios.com

info@danceunionstudios.com

Located in Carrum, Dance Union Studios is a place of dance, passion and community;

We are bringing a whole new dance culture to our Bayside suburbs!

Through casual and recreational classes, our studio is a place our dancers can call home.

DU is more than just a Dance Studio – We offer our dancers elite training while also learning important life values like teamwork, trust and respect.

We love building successful dancers, but we are dedicated to building confident, strong and happy dancers too.

Ignite your passion for dance and join our DU family in 2021!

OUR VISION

Since opening our studio doors in 2018, Dance Union Studios has earned a fabulous reputation for it’s a dance education and is now considered one of the leading dance schools in our local community.

We specialise in All-Star Competitive Dance and aim to encourage the importance of teamwork, unity, training consistency and perseverance in order for the whole team to be successful, as well as helping our dancers in all aspects of life beyond the performance floor.

OUR CLASSES

At Dance Union Studios, we offer both recreational and competitive classes and offer classes from Monday to Saturday.

Whether you are a beginner or at an advanced level; or whether you’re after a class with low-commitment or a competition team, we have the right class for you.

City Adult Ballet – Dance Class Studios Melbourne

City Adult Ballet

cityadultballet.com.au

info@cityadultballet.com

Discover the magic of ballet with online and studio classical ballet classes in Melbourne, exclusively for adults who love to dance and are looking for exceptional dance teachers.

Our adult ballet classes are creative, expressive, and insightful. With the support and expertise of patient and nurturing teachers, you will discover your true potential as a dancer!

Refine your technique, improve your coordination, elongate your posture, strengthen your core and flexibility, and discover how to make beautiful positions gracefully, with elegance and poise, all while being encouraged to dance expressively and purely from your soul!

BDC Dance Studios – Dance Class Studios Melbourne

Bdc Dance Studios

bdcdance.com.au

(03) 9888 3356

The teaching staff at BDC Dance Studios approach all our students with a combination of kindness, empathy and enthusiasm to encourage learning and skills acquisition in a holistic manner that highlights the role of dance in the development of the whole person; physically, mentally and socially.

Our aim is to approach all students’ needs and differences in a fair, trusting and respectful manner whilst providing a safe and secure learning environment.

Located within the City of Ashwood, BDC Dance Studios is a comprehensive dance facility for students from preschool to adult. 

We have a range of dance styles on offer. Students can join as a fun hobby, participate in RAD exams or join our performance teams to step out in front of a crowd. 

The teachers at BDC Dance Studios have a vast range of experience across disciplines. Our collective approach is to share our love of dance in a nurturing, empathetic and enthusiastic environment. 

As well as dance lessons, we offer DANCESTEP, an assistant teacher training program to students aged 10 and above to assist and teach dance classes.

Enrol your child for group lessons or book private sessions with one of our teachers.

We believe in communication through kindness, empathy and enthusiasm.

All interactions within our community are based on kindness and empathy. We want all who join us at BDC to have a positive experience. 

From the way our teachers interact with students to the information sent to parents from our admin staff, and our expectations of how students treat each other. Even in times of conflict, there is always a choice of how to approach a resolution. We choose to be kind. 

Hit The Floor Dance Studio – Dance Class Studios Melbourne

Hit The Floor Dance Studio

hitthefloor.com.au

(03) 9509 5993

Hit the Floor is an exciting dance studio that promises a contagious dance experience. Join in the fun! Group classes are a great and social way to learn to dance. Hit the Floor offers both beginner and intermediate classes for all ages in a warm and friendly environment conducive to learning. We offer a discount for multiple group classes purchased. Contact us to discuss your options.

Private Lessons at Hit The Floor Dance Studio

The one on one attention given by a professional instructor allows individual students or couples of all levels to achieve their dance goals – learning basic steps, to look and feel great on the dance floor, leading and following, medals, performances and more.

COME TO HIT THE FLOOR DANCE STUDIO TO LEARN THE LATEST MOVES! WHETHER IT’S FOR FUN, TO LEARN A PARTICULAR STYLE OF DANCE, FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION SUCH AS A WEDDING DANCE OR JUST TO KEEP FIT. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOUR TO ACHIEVE WHAT IT IS THAT YOU ARE AFTER.

Hit The Floor is an exciting dance studio that promises a contagious dance experience.

Started with the vision of sharing a love and passion for dance to all who have the desire to learn, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced dancer, Hit the Floor is dedicated to creating a fun, energetic and enjoyable dance environment that provides students with the knowledge and confidence to achieve their dance goals.

Two’s Company Dance Studios – Dance Class Studios Melbourne

Two's Company Dance Studios

twoscompanydancestudios.com.au

0403 502 566

At Two’s Company, our aim is to create a happy and relaxed atmosphere where our students can learn and laugh with other people they enjoy being around. We understand that learning to dance for the first time can be a daunting experience for anyone. So, we offer a choice of cost-efficient beginner classes or private lessons. Learning to dance enhances our lives. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible with an accent on the fun!

Our mission is to make learning to dance as easy as possible with an accent on the fun!

Our aim is to create a happy and warm environment where our members can learn and laugh with other people they enjoy being around. We understand that learning to dance for the first time can be a daunting experience for anyone. So, we offer a choice of cost-efficient beginner classes and private lessons.

Learning to dance enhances our lives. Our members form many life long friendships, and their fitness levels improve as does their social calendar.

ACE Dance Studio – Dance Class Studios Melbourne

Ace Dance Studio

acedance.org

+61 423 520 292

DANCE

We offer many styles of dance, all trained on a 10m x 10m competition-sized Tarkett dance floor. We teach dance to everyone, and when you come down to ACE, there is a spot for each and every person, no matter, age, gender, height, ability, you name it…we have a spot for you. Styles we offer include pom, jazz, hip hop, lyrical/contemporary, ballet & tap. Furthermore, we offer cheerleading levels 1 & 2 and aerobics.

BALLET & TECHNIQUE

We believe the key to success in competitive dancing begins with proper technique. Each of our elite classes is required to attend a ballet/technique class weekly to gain and perfect the skills required to perform on stage. We also offer these as recreational or developmental classes. A strong focus on ballet is prevalent in these classes. 

POM

Similar to jazz, technical dance was executed holding a pom pom in each hand whilst performing a varying array of tricks, skills, and motions. We offer pom for all ages (from children 3yrs to adult 60yrs plus) both competitive and recreational.

Entering ACEs 9th year of Dance and Cheer training, we are excited to have secured a second studio space. After a hugely successful 9 years, ACE is ready to grow and expand its curriculum even further. All ages are welcome (our current youngest is 3 and oldest 60+), as well as any level of experience, ability and confidence. Every person no matter in the skill level is encouraged to join in the fun, we have a team for them. Offering both recreational and competitive teams, there is sure to be something just for you.

ACE offers classes in Dance (Technique, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical/Contemporary, Pom, Ballet and Tap), and level 1,2,4/5 and novice cheerleading/stunting and tumbling. We have a strong focus on technique and safety, and this means we implement technical classes for all competitive athletes, i.e. tumble & technique classes. We are also specialists in providing 1-on-1 or small group classes, which have a great track record of delivering fast and technically correct results.

ACE has extensive experience in providing philanthropic and charity work year-round by volunteering their time and skills to countless organisations. ACE has also been involved in numerous corporate events for small and large brands, including Nike, Village Cinemas, Lorna Jane, and William Angliss. The ACE cheerleaders were privileged enough to be headhunted to star in a worldwide film clip for international DJ superstar, Alison Wonderland, as well as a star on stage in Opera Victorias ‘Cinderella’ at Her Majesties Theatre in Melbourne exhibiting both athletic and choreographic works by ACE.

ACE is more than just a sporting club or a dance school, and we are a FAMILY. We promote a family environment that focuses on team spirit, encouragement and most importantly enforce a NO BULLY policy. We en-devour to create a fun and knowledgeable learning environment for all students, young and old.

Viva Dance Studio – Dance Class Studios Melbourne

Viva Dance Studio

vivadance.com.au

+61 419 361 852

Celebrating Latin culture in Australia.

VIVA specialise in providing a total entertainment concept, a true cultural experience from dance classes, live entertainment & floor shows to event production.

It’s so much fun, and you won’t even realise you are keeping fit and learning new skills at the same time! We specialise in providing authentic Latin American dance tuition from South & Central America. We are 100% committed to making you move the “Latin way”.

Group lessons are taught on a casual basis which means, and we teach different levels on different days. This allows you to take as long as you like to progress with your dancing.

“VIVA”, meaning “live”, was the name was chosen by Viva Dance & Entertainment Co. under the Direction of Argentine-born Dancer & Choreographer: Christian Drogo aimed to capture the passion expressed through music & dance evoked by the Latin Culture.

Since Christian’s arrival to Australia in 1989, he explored diverse dance styles in different dance companies as a teacher and performer but was finally drawn back to his roots.

In 1995, Christian Drogo established VIVA Dance & Entertainment Co. and quickly became highly recognised as one of Australia’s leading Latin American Dance Companies & pioneers of the TANGO Argentino movement in Australia.

In 1996, Viva established the 1st authentic Tango Bar hosting a whole array of local and international artists. Amongst them, The Julio Iglesias Tango Dancers “Roberto & Guillermina”, The cast of the Internationally renowned show “Tango Pasion” and “Sexteto Mayor Orquestra” of Argentina, acclaimed dancers & choreographers “Carlos & Maria Rivarola”, “Pablo Nievas & Valeria Zunino” and many others.

In 1998, Christian created the Viva Annual Dance Tours to Latin America becoming the 1st Dance Company in Australia to lead organised tours, offering students the opportunity to experience first hand the music and local dance in Latin America. Viva successfully coordinated and led travellers through Argentina, Cuba, Peru & Bolivia.

In 2003, VIVA moved its Dance Company to a new residence known as the VIVA CABARET catering to lovers of performing arts, world music, dance & entertainment. It was an exclusive new venue in Melbourne that embraced & celebrated all of Latin America’s magic.

As well as an Instructor and Performer, Christian Drogo is an accomplished choreographer and promoter. His credits include training for character builder in cinema to Jacek Koman for his role in “Moulin Rouge”, Choreography and personal dance trainer to Miranda Otto in the Australian feature film “Dead Letter Office”, Choreography and starred in short films “Amor” (Director: Jean Pierre Mignon), “Takes Two to Tango”, Performer in television series “The secret life of us”, personal tango training and choreography to the crew of “Circus Oz”, Tango Dance training to “Ballet Nacional Teatro America” (Havana – Cuba), “Satango” The devil’s Tango (Australian Musical) as well as numerous other national television commercials and productions. 

Christian’s promotional work includes The first Australian Tango Festival, Tango Congress and various others.

As an Instructor, Christian has also given workshops, classes and exhibitions all over Australia, New Zeland, Cuba and Argentina. 

In 2009, Christian Drogo took a well deserved 6-month sabbatical and embarked on a personal dance tour through Argentina. He returns refreshed with new and exciting material for Viva’s new venture and venue, situated in the heart of the Latin quarter of inner-city Melbourne. He combines his passion & expertise into a total entertainment concept… a true cultural experience!

Commercial St Dance Studio – Dance Class Studios Melbourne

Commercial St Dance Studio

commercialstdancestudio.com.au

03 9317 7237

Inclusive contemporary dance classes for people of all ages and physical and learning abilities in Melbourne’s inner west. All teachers have advanced dance qualifications, training in dance safety, Working With Children Checks and police checks.

Biography of the Artistic Director:

Scottish-born Andy Howitt: Artistic Director, Producer, Curator, Dancer, Dance Teacher, and Choreographer.

Andy was born in Fife, and danced with Fife Youth Dance Company, with Royston Maldoom, He then trained at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London. He then joined a number of dance companies including Transitions Dance Company, National Dance Company of Wales, Scottish Opera and choreographing on Scottish Dance Theatre. He was then Dance Director with TAG Theatre Company, Glasgow. During his time with Tag, he presented A Scots Quair and Lanark at the Edinburgh International Festival. He then became Artistic Director of Dance, The national youth dance agency for children and young people and moved to City Moves Dance Agency. He worked on the Olympic torch relay and DanceLive festival. Andy then moved to Australia in 2013 to take on Director and CEO of Ausdance Victoria, the state branch of Australia’s peak national dance body. In 2014 and 2015 he curated I could Have Danced All Night for White Night. He left Ausdance in 2015 and set up Commercial St Dance Studio based in the West of Melbourne.

Mentoring:

Andy is available to provide dance mentoring services to a range of clients including independent artists/companies, local government, not for profit and dance/theatre community on topics including:

Company Development and Restructuring – Education – Business/Artistic Plans – Touring – Edinburgh Fringe Festival –Safe Dance Practice – Community Engagement – Teaching – Choreography – Grant Application – Building a Studio – Contemporary Dance Training – Dance Development – Audition tecquic. He has over 35 years working within dance/theatre, education, community-based work, marginalised groups, professional companies and large to small-scale projects. 

Street Dance Studios – Dance Class Studios Melbourne

Street Dance Studios

streetdancestudios.com.au

0403 082 563

Street Dance Studios is one of Australia’s leading hip-hop dance studios. We run specialised classes for all ages and all levels. 

Established in 2012, Street Dance Studios is run by the elite crew ‘Superhoodz’. We provide hip-hop and breakdancing classes for all ages. Located in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, we are a tight little community full of joy and smiles!

Superhoodz crew is Australia’s most active Hip Hop Dance crew. Most commonly known as semi-final contestants on Australias Got Talent in 2012 and the NBL Melbourne United’s dancers.

Founded in 2008, they have won a range of hip-hop competitions and travelled the world with their highly energetic and engaging shows. Street Dance Studios are proud to say that all teachers at our studio, are Superhoodz members, so you’ll be learning from some of the best! 

Studio J – Dance Class Studios Melbourne

Studio J

studiojdance.com.au

0431 757 829

We teach traditional, semi-classical, modern and cross-cultural Indian dance, with classes available both in-studio and online. Our teachers are independent South Asian artists, who are highly trained and specialised in their unique art forms. We offer 8-week performance courses (in-studio) that enable you to master a dance routine and be featured in our professionally produced dance videos. We also offer online courses and dance-on-demand tutorials. Choose from our huge range of dance options, and start learning dance on your terms, from anywhere in the world!

We’re so confident that you’ll be able to learn dance at Studio J, that we’re the only dance studio offering a dance guarantee. If you complete a course and find that you’re unable to learn the dance routine, we will refund your fees. It’s that simple. We’re here for our dance family. Dance. Guaranteed.

Founded in 2016, Studio J is an independent dance studio that brings together the wide & varied Indian dance forms under the one roof. Our huge range of classes offers everything from Indian classical dance to Bollywood, folk & modern cross-cultural. Studio J celebrates the diversity of Indian dance, whilst also respecting its traditions. Our teachers are Melbourne-based South Asian artists, highly trained and specialised in their unique art forms. We aim to spread the love and culture of Indian dance to a diverse audience, by making it accessible, engaging and relevant. The only dance studio of its kind in Australia, Studio J has evolved into a thriving community which promotes and nurtures Indian dance.

 

Jaya Karan

Jaya is owner and Director of two dance companies, Studio J and Sapphire Dance. A dancer-entrepreneur at heart, Jaya has been the driving force behind both companies success. Jaya started dancing as a hobby in her early 20’s, and eventually decided to learn Bharatanatyam at the age of 32. Since then, Jaya has gone on to choreograph, teach, perform and work with some of the best in Australia’s dance community. Having personally experienced how dance can create positive change, Jaya feels strongly about encouraging others to dance at any age. Jaya is also a physiotherapist and passionate about the impact dance can have upon mental, physical and social wellbeing. 

Can everyone be a good dancer?

If you want to make it as a dancer, you need to possess an inexhaustible resilience. Fuelled by determination and passion, you’ll need to push through the extra hours of studio time, injuries, battle losses. and yet more injuries. You’ll need to develop a thick skin to brush off anyone and anything that stands in the way of your dreams.

When it comes to being a dancer, it’s as much about raw skill and honing your talent as it is about your mentality and persistence. Trust that there’ll be many things on the rise that will attempt to tamper with all of the above.

How To Become A Better Dancer

Take Lessons Consistently (You’re not special)

Some people think that they can get good without ever taking any dance lessons…

This is a mistake. Think about everything else you ever learned in your life, did you just wing it? No, you probably took lessons to become good at it. The same goes for dancing. You can take lessons in person or online. For in-person lessons, you can do group classes or private lessons. For online lessons, you can learn from videos.

Furthermore, it is important to take the time to find the right dance teacher for your goals, because some are more qualified than others. My recommendation is to try out a lesson with several teachers before committing to one specific dance instructor. 

Practice Daily At Home/Studio

One of the most important habits you need to adopt is a consistent daily practice. No matter how naturally good you are, you need to practice if you want to become a better dancer. Many people assume that just because they take lessons, they don’t need to practice. This could not be further from the truth. It is precise because you take dance lessons, you need to practice even more to make sure you retain everything you’ve been learning.

Becoming a better dancer requires muscle memory. And muscle memory requires a lot of repetition through practice. So don’t overthink it – simply make some room in your living room, get a mirror and practice the things you worked on at your last lesson/class.

Have A Goal

One of the fastest ways to improve your dancing is simply to have a goal to work towards. The goal can be a performance at your studio’s showcase or party. It can also be a dance competition. Even if you don’t want to perform, you can still come up with a social dance goal such as “be able to dance comfortably at next month’s party”. Be creative with it as there is no wrong or right goals. The most important thing is to have one and to have a future date that you’re working towards. This will keep you motivated with your daily practice!

Feel your body

After you’ve learned the mechanics of the steps and routines, you need to make sure that you let your body “Feel” the movements so that all the steps and styling can sink into your muscle memory. You don’t want to be stuck in your head when you’re practising or taking lessons, and you need to be in “your body” to retain the dance moves and progress faster.

After you got it pretty good, just put on the music and try to feel your body going with the music… This will also add enjoyment to your dancing.

Keep yourself inspired

It is critical to work on staying inspired and motivated with your getting better in dancing goal. Life gets in the way, so some days you will be more inspired than others… The key is to figure out some specific triggers that can energise you quickly to get back in the groove, whenever you’re not feeling it.

For example, let’s say you don’t feel like going to your dance practice today. What you can do is watch some videos of your favourite dancers performing your favourite choreography on youtube!

WHAT IS A “GOOD” DANCER?

Everyone has their definition of what a good dancer is. Does that mean you exude confidence and sex appeal on the dance floor? Or maybe it’s that your technique is top-notch. Becoming a “good” dancer largely depends on what your goals are. Being attractive with the ladies can happen quickly, but it will probably take a little bit longer to be a good leader for your partner in ballroom dancing.

HOW MOTIVATED ARE YOU?

Good dancer 2 (1)How motivated you are to learn how to dance can keep you coming back for more. Is there an event you are preparing for where you want to show off your new moves? Do you have a friend who wants to take lessons with you? Do you want to relieve stress or lose a few pounds by dancing? The larger your goals are, the more likely you are to stick with them and make fast progress.

CAN YOU COMMIT?

Like anything in life, the more you practice something, the quicker you’ll pick it up. Coming to a dance lesson once in a while will give you some great skills, but practising at home, doing the 30-day dance challenge and even dancing at nightclubs will all help you reach your goals quicker.

Successful dancers develop a sense of rhythm if they don’t have it.

Dancers who can keep time with rhythm and beats are really lucky. Lack of rhythm is the biggest obstacle but nothing serious. Some people are born with a sense of rhythm, which often forces you to think that you either have it or don’t. But the sense of rhythm can be learned; learning to keep time and master dance steps at the same time becomes easy with regular practice.

Dancing takes a lot of confidence, and people who lack confidence in dancing don’t have the power and the right vibe. You could be born flexible and may have traits that will help you dance. Some people are naturally flexible, but they may not turn out to be good dancers unless they are trained to dance. An inflexible person could reach the same level as a regular practice.  

If you have the passion, you can enhance your talent, as well as learn a new dance skill. Take every chance, every platform. Learn from your mistakes. It’s not just about looking cool. Dancing is a gratifying hobby and even a profession for some. All you need is to be patient with yourself. Whether you are born with the talent or striving to learn it, remember that you are in it to be happy and have fun. Whether you are born with the urge to dance or not, you can get into the groove!

 

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