‘Tis the season to be jolly! This time of year always feels like we are busier than ever. Our schedules are chalked full of events, parties, recitals and family get-togethers. We thought we’d give you a little bit of extra preparation for those spotlight opportunities that may arise during these occasions, so today we are sharing with you some tips from our professionals. Here are 7 top secrets to performing in front of crowds. We hope you enjoy.
1.) Show Confidence! Lots of It! Smile, flirt with your partner or maybe even with the crowd. We say If you got it, flaunt it! Don’t be afraid to be brilliant! The world deserves to know what you can do!
2.) Fill the Spaces in the Music, with Styling! Play with your hair, roll your hips, keep moving throughout the whole song.
3.) Play to Your Strengths. Embellish what you already know, and make it grand. Don’t try to throw a super tough move if it’s too far out of your comfort zone. Keep it comfortable, and style it up!
4.) If You Make a Mistake… Keep Going. At a party no one has probably even noticed that you made a mistake, but what you don’t want to do is stop mid routine or dance. Just keep smiling, styling’, and grooving to the beat. That’s what the professionals do!
5.) Eye Contact. Don’t forget to make good eye contact with your partner, and the crowd. You may want to scan the room ahead of time to make sure there are no obstacles in your way, and continue to do so while you dance now and then.
6.) Act to the Song. Is the song slow, and sultry? Is it fun and upbeat? Really take on the emotion of the song, and act it out to your fullest capability. It will make your dancing more dynamic and entertaining to all who are watching!
7.) Add an Exclamation! One this that professionals always do when their performance is done, is they take a bow. When the song is over, you want to just add a little cherry on top. So be sure you thank the audience, and your partner, smile and give a final bow, curtsy, or spin out.
May your holiday season be filled with dancing, and cheer!
We hope this helps you in the situation of a spotlight performance at a party or anyplace there’s a crowd. We look forward to dancing at our upcoming festival and holiday parties, and seeing all you’ve been working on!
Your Arthur Murray Dance Fam