A Quick Ballroom Dance Lesson

If you are reading this, there is a big chance that you are either enrolled in a ballroom dance class, or are considering joining one. Well, whatever category you belong in, here is a quick ballroom dance lesson that can be of help to you.

Ballroom dancing is an excellent pastime to engage in socially. There are however, the basic dancing etiquettes that you should take note of. One of which is always asking your partner to dance. You can’t just grab somebody in the sidelines and force them to boogie with you. Also, when you are dancing with your partner, never ever berate your partner for his or her mistakes. It is inappropriate and you do not want to embarrass your partner in public (even if you are right).

Your footwork is a critical part of your success on the dance floor. Your over-all performance, style and proper posture hinges on having the correct footwork. Make sure that your feet are parallel to your partner’s. Put the most of your weight on the balls of your feet and take smaller steps so you can transition to the next choreography quickly.

While it is recommended that you practice with as many people as possible to be able to grow as a dancer— if you will be in a competition, make an effort to build a good rapport with your partner. When you are well in-tuned with each other, you will be able to anticipate each other’s moves well and this translates to a flowing dance routine that is a great performance to watch.

One of the most basic things you will ever learn in ballroom dancing is that the man should lead and the woman should allow herself to be led. This is especially important when you join competitions. The judges will be able to recognize if the woman is leading and will deduct points from the over-all performance because of this.

If you are dancing with a group of partners in a dance floor, you will note that the slower paced dances, or even those couples who aren’t as experienced as the others, usually hold court in the center of the dance floor. The outer rim of the dance floors are primarily inhabited by couples dancing faster dances. Start out in the middle of the dance floor and gradually work your way towards the outer edges.

Now if you are in the outer rim of the dance floor, there is also a tendency to get pushed to a corner. There is no dancer who is particularly fond of this scenario. When this happens, the best thing you can do is to gracefully turn and make a way back to the dance floor. Don’t falter or lose your composure.

So there you go— a quick ballroom dance lesson for the excellent student that you are. I hope you learned a lot of helpful tips today. You can browse through more useful information in the articles included in this site.


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