What’s behind being a good dancer:

Dancing can have a wide meaning for different people: it can be a hobby, an art expression, a sport and even a profession, but what all of this have in common is that you’ll probably require going to dance classes, at least once in your life. Last week I read about how important is warming your muscles before dancing to ensure the good development of the movements, but to me, a good dance class requires more than just this, and it comes down to this four points:

I. The beginning: eating healthy

Energy is the dancer’s fuel, that’s why it’s important to have a healthy diet that will provide you enough energy to dance. It’s mostly found in fruits and vegetables. For example, bananas are an excellent source of carbohydrates, potassium and vitamin B6, while apples are a good source of carbs and fiber.  Also eggs have proteins that can give you a lot of energy. Besides this, here’s a suggestion: as we know, water makes up 60% of our body, so staying hydrated is extremely important for dancers.The firsts signs of dehydration are fatigue and poor balance because the lack of water overheats the body, so, to avoid this, you should at least drink 1 or 2 litres of water per day to keep your body working perfectly. 

II. Organize your time

Let’s be honest: for dancers, school and dance are one of the most important parts of our life, which is why, in order to be able to do both, you have to:

  1. Accept that you have a busy schedule.
  2. Organize your time properly, knowing when to put school first or when to put dance first. 
  3. Remember that homework, exams and dancing are not as important as spending time with your loved ones: they deserve some of your time.

Always remember: as long as you organize your schedule, you’re going to be able to balance your passion and your duties.  

III. Practice, practice and practice!

As everything good, improving your dancing techniques requires effort too. That’s why it’s important to make enough space in your agenda to practice all the new movements you learn in class and review those you already know, but want to improve. ¿Is it going to be easy? Absolutely not. It is not a fallacy to say that this will be a challenge because failing in getting the right steps at the right time and at the right sound can be frustrating, which is why patience is crucial when it comes to dancing. You’ll be a better dancer as long as you put your 300% to it.

IV. Your mental health will thank you too

The dance studio you choose is going to be your second home, so make sure you choose it correctly because it’s going to be your safe-place. By saying this I mean that going to your class will help you forget your problems for a bit, which can be relaxing and good for your mental health. Dancing is a way of getting distracted of the harsh reality we will all face at some point of our life, so make sure you give it the value it has as it gets to be your key for a happy life.

Love what you do

What we have mentioned above its just a little resume of an expression of art that goes beyond a simple sport, but to get to experience by your own the incredible benefits of dancing you have to love it and make it part of your daily life. Now, before your next dance class, don’t forget to remember this tips!

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

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