Self Consciousness . . .
Most people have heard the saying that starts, "Dance like nobody's watching...".
It's human nature to dislike looking foolish.
When we're learning something new, we hate having an audience watching our silly mistakes.
Dancing feels so public - we're standing up in the middle of a crowd of other people,
making big movements - surely everyone is watching us?
And of course there will be times when other students are watching you
- it's up to you to take your opportunities to watch them.
Chances are, you'll find you're not the only one struggling with the steps!
If the thought of embarrassment is holding you back just remember this!
The hardest part of learning to dance will most definitely be WALKING IN THE DOOR for the first time
Once you have conquered that fear the rest will come easy!
Perhaps its you’re:
My brain understands but my feet won't work!
The other thing that holds adults back is muscle memory
- the patterns of movement that we've learned growing up. Your body likes doing repetitive movements
- stuff it already knows and doesn't have to think about.
Dance requires you to move your arms and legs in strange and unusual ways.
Your eyes may watch and your brain may comprehend,
but it can take a while for it to direct your limbs to interpret these new and unfamiliar movements.
Be patient with yourself and understand it's the way your body works.
Eventually, these new movements will become part of your muscle memory, too
and you'll be able to do them almost without thinking.
It's not you, it's me
If you've tried to learn dancing and failed miserably, don't be too quick to give up.
In dancing as in any other skill, there are good teachers and bad teachers.
Someone can be a fantastic dancer but a hopeless teacher, and vice versa.
At learn to dance we specialise on simplicity.
We understand how important it is to communicate with our clients.
We understand the need to get our message across quickly and in a way that is easy to understand.
Different people have different ways of learning.
A good teacher should take that into account.
A good teacher should be able to explain steps, not just demonstrate them,
and be able to correct students who are making mistakes, without making them feel picked-on.
Here at learntodance.ie we make social dancing an easy, fun and enjoyable experience.
So...What are you waiting for?
Come and join one of our public or private classes today.
Who knows where it will take you?
Starts reaping the many health benefits that dance has to offer and remember Dancing is natural
- ask almost any child to dance and they will move to the music.
What you will learnLearn the Five basic Social Dances which are danced here in Ireland
Old Time Waltz, Slow Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Jive
Learn the techniques of leading and following
Learn to dance with a variety of partners in a relaxed social atmosphere.