Like any major hobby, sport, or (let’s be real) passion that you put your afternoons and evenings into, dance can become routine. We love a solid dance schedule that lets us work consistently on our art and skill, but routine can also lead to days when you just go through the motions. Making the most of every dance class in a few small ways can help us avoid those days when dance feels like just a habit.

Let’s make this week of dance classes a good and successful one! Here are 3 ways to make every dance class you take this week a success.

Show Up on Time

Being punctual is important in so many places, and dance class is definitely one of them. The beginning of a dance class is typically warm-up and stretching time which is important to do before you dance to protect your body. You don’t want being late to stand between you and your next class or, more seriously, your next performance.

Being punctual benefits you and your body, but it also shows professionalism. In the dance world, that doesn’t go unnoticed. 

Seek Out Feedback

Getting feedback is one of the best ways to become a better dancer. Apply the corrections you get from your teachers and choreographers so you keep improving. Feedback is helpful is something you can always put to use as a dancer, and you will carry some of those nuggets of advice with you throughout your dance career.

Learn Through Observation

This one sometimes takes a while to figure out, but it’s an important skill. As a dancer, you don’t only learn from your teacher but also from all the other dancers around you. This could be learning new skills from them, listening to corrections they get and applying them to your dancing, or just observing how their movements flow together. You would be surprised just how much you can learn by just observing once in a while.

It can be easy sometimes to get into a flow of things and treat every dance class the same with the minimum effort, but it’s good to break that cycle and apply tips like these. So, for this week of classes be proactive and watch as you continue to grow as a dancer!

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Trina Hannah is a graphic design major and dancer at Siena Heights University. She loves all things creative including photography, painting, and writing. Trina has a passion for helping other young women build up their self esteem and chase their dreams all while making a positive impact.