Top 3 Tips to Reach Your Dance Goals in 2015

So you want to be the best dancer you can be huh? Do you have what it takes to achieve your dance goals this year? Good! Then, let me give you a few tips to help you in your dancing journey towards greatness!

1) Practice the Dances You Want to Accel in on a Daily Basis.

It’s one thing to say, “I’m gonna dance like Bruno Mars did on the Superbowl half-time show!” It’s another thing to commit the years, months, weeks and hours of daily practice to create the amazing dance results that you’re truly looking for. Peak performers in any skill that are praised in public are rewarded for all the hours of execution they’ve performed in private.

Make a plan and devote a consistent amount of time your willing to spend week and stick to it. Commitment to consistency is absolutely crucial! People that great at any skill aren’t amazing by sheer talent or luck alone. They have a very specific ritual of how much they practice, what they do consistently and a vision of what level of expertise they are shooting for.

2) Make Your Dance Goals Clearer than a Blu-Ray Movie.

It’s great to have big dreams and aspirations for your dancing, but make sure you’re S.M.A.R.T. about it. Make your dancing goals:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

For example, instead of writing down a goal like,”I want to be an amazing Salsa dancer!”, write down, “I want to be a smooth and confident Salsa dancer that can lead/follow most basic dance combinations comfortably within the next six months.”  Progress is key to sticking with ballroom dance lessons and having more fun on the dance floor. Be sure to set daily and weekly goals that are easy to control so you can see gradual progress throughout your dance journey. Also, have long term goals that keep your eye on target!

3) Learn from the Best Dance Mentors in Your Local Area.

As Anthony Robbins says, “Success leaves clues.” I totally resonate with that statement, because you don’t need to reinvent the wheel and pursue your dance goals alone. Having successful dance mentors who walk their talk, is highly critical to rapidly achieving your goals as a dance whether your a beginner or advanced. Learning from an experienced dance teacher who can give you specific guidance based on your learning style is absolutely crucial to your dancing development. Seek dance teachers who have the skills and abilities you want to emulate and adapt, so you can cut your learning curve in half!

By the way as a quick side note: I know many people have tried to learn how to Ballroom or Latin dance from a YouTube video or DVD and achieved less than mediocre results, because there is one thing that videos cannot teach and that’s “feeling.” Partner dancing is about developing a feeling, connection and communication with your partner in order to dance as one, something that’s impossible to get through your PC, smartphone or TV. Plus, a live in-person teacher can correct any current mistakes and bad habits you might be executing, something that a video tutorial cannot do.

Also, if you are unsure on how to choose the right studio and instructor to learn from, no worries I’ve gone over it in my previous post and will continue to elaborate on similar ideas in future.

To Wrap Up…

I’m well aware there are many more factors that can assist you in achieving and surpassing your dancing goals. I’ll more than likely expand on this article in greater detail later on or possibly give you a whole new how to guide all together, but for now I hope this helps. 🙂

With repetition being the mother of skill, if you’re in the Las Vegas area, come by at Ballroom Addiction and let us help you achieve your dance goals this year with our Free Dance Lesson. 

Now it’s your turn to make 2015 the best year ever and improve a skill that can be used anywhere from date nights and weddings to special events and competitions. Let’s dance our way through 2015 in style and become the dancers we are destined to be! And as always…

“Have a great time dancing, you’ll never know where your feet will take you until you start moving!”

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