Have you ever watched two elegant ballroom dancers glide effortlessly across the dance floor and thought to yourself, I wish I could dance like this? The truth is that nobody was born a perfectly skilled ballroom dancer. This is just a final result of lots of training, hardworking, and memorizing every step from the very beginning.
It is never too late to take up ballroom dancing class. It may be a perfect activity to keep yourself fit as well as meeting new friends. There are more than ten different styles of ballroom dancing including, tango, cha-cha, and of course the waltz. You need to make a decision about which one suits your body and character the best. If you are not sure which one to pick, then do some research on the internet, there are many clips of ballroom dancing on YouTube.
Find a Local Dance School
If you want to learn how to ballroom dancing, you will need professional help. Your first step is to find a local dance school that offers lessons in the type of dancing you have opted to learn. The best way to do this is to search the internet and social media, so you can choose between different schools, teachers, and prices. Before signing up, visit the school and watch a lesson or two, talk to the students and get first-hand feedback about the instructors.
Define Your Goals
Why do you want to take a ballroom dancing class? You must define your goals whether it is just as a hobby or you want to pursue a professional career. This decision is highly important as it will set up what exactly you need to do after your lessons and how many lessons you need per week. You can enter the competitions as an amateur or as a professional. Amateur dancers tend to take up the pastime as a way of meeting new friends, keeping fit, and learning a new skill. But this does not stop them from testing their skills in amateur competitions and having the thrill of competition. The key point is to trust in yourself and don’t be afraid of trying something new and fail.
Dancing for Health
If your main priority of taking up ballroom dancing is to keep fit, then there are many health benefits associated with ballroom dancing that. It might be that you include your ballroom dancing as part of your overall fitness regime. There are many benefits of doing so:
- Improvement of aerobic capacity
- Increase the strength of the lower body part
- Better flexibility
- Improvement of agility and balance
- Great coordination skills
Now you know the areas in which ballroom dancing strengthens your body. You can fit in your other exercises around this to build an overall fitness strategy.
Learning ballroom dancing can be great fun, students have made friendships for life or even met their future spouses! So, what are you waiting for? You never know it might be a life changing decision.