It’s Spring! The flowers are new, the grass is too, why not try something new for you? Grow your knowledge, skills and confidence by challenging yourself to try these new things in ballroom!
10- Learn a specialty dance
Ever tried Zouk, Cumbia, or Nightclub 2-Step? Now’s the time to expand on your knowledge, and overall abilities as a dancer.
9- Perform a solo routine
Now a lot of people hear solo, and think they’re literally going to be dancing solo. This is not true. Remember you will have the comfortability of dancing with your partner or instructor. Not only will this create fun memories for the two of you, but it will help you gain confidence in all walks of life.
8- Compete in a Jack & Jill contest
Dancing with someone totally random to compete for the top spot requires you to take that leap of faith. Yes, you don’t know what you’re getting into. Yes, you don’t know how your partner dances. Will you be better because of it? YOU BET.
7- Do something that scares you!
Here’s a little quote that resonates it comes to personal growth both in and out of the dance world. “Confidence has to be earned. Do the things that scare you.” - SelenaSoo
6- Get a ballroom outfit
It’s kind of like when spider-man puts on his suit and he has super powers. That will be you when you have on the dress, or dance pants you’ve been wanting. Just go for it!
5- New partner
Trying a different dance partner than the one you normally dance with is a great way to become an overall well rounded dancer. We usually recommend every one of our students to have a secondary teacher, that way they can soak up the most knowledge through different styles.
4- Make a new playlist
New music can add that extra energy or pizzaz you may have been looking for. Take time to pick a playlist thats right for you. You can always bring it to the studio, and request to play it during a lesson.
3- Be the first on the floor
Have you ever been the first one on the dance floor? Get the party started, and be the one to break that ice!
2- Pick a new location
Pick a place you’ve never danced before. It doesn’t have to be far. The sidewalk, your living room, or better yet, shake it up and dance in a new country!
1- Come up with your own choreography
That’s right! Life’s too short to not have a dance routine that you can call your own.
It’s kind of like having a secret handshake, but a MILLION times better! Pick your favorite song and ask your instructor to help you nail down your own choreographed routine.