Be a Better Dancer
Consistently aim to improve
Practice makes perfect!
Regardless of whether you have been dancing for years or you are about to attend your first Irish dancing class, you will want to be the best that you can possibly be.
To this end, it makes sense to know how you can become a better dancer. With this in mind you may find the tips below very useful indeed as you move ahead.
Practice, practice, practice!
The only way that outstanding dancers reach the ultimate level of experience and skill is to continually practice. If you only ever practice at dance class you need to devote some time in your regular schedule to practice at home as well. If you find it difficult to inspire yourself to practice alone, perhaps you could meet up with a fellow student so you can practice together.
The main thing to remember is that the only way to improve is through regular practice. You may reach a stage where you feel as if you are not improving any more. But this happens to lots of people. The trick is to persevere, because then you will be able to break through this temporary barrier and achieve still more in the future.
Get plenty of regular exercise
The stronger and healthier you are in general, the easier it will be to achieve your goals in terms of becoming a better dancer. Make sure you walk, swim, jog or do whatever else you enjoy that will help to build and tone your muscles.
Even exercising on the Wii can work well since you will find it enjoyable too! Providing you are moving your body every day and you take some time to relax as well, you should start noticing the benefits before too long.
Remember to warm up before any dancing session
When you are looking forward to a dancing session of any kind, it is tempting to get stuck straight in instead of warming up first. But this is more likely to lead to an injury of some kind, so make sure you warm up properly for a short period before you start dancing. If you attend classes you will do this anyway, so just memorise the routine so you can do the same thing at home as well.
Be confident in your growing skills
If you watch a dancer who has good skills and little confidence, the lack of confidence will show through. If you watch a dancer who has good skills and superb confidence, the burgeoning confidence will shine through in this situation too.
Quite often it is the ability to believe in something that makes it far easier to do. If you don’t feel confident you probably won’t want to dance or practice quite as often as you would otherwise. But if you find confidence in where you are at the moment you will feel inspired to carry on and press ahead, learning more and developing better skills as you do so. In a sense, confidence is self fulfilling.