2020 is a fresh start - a new year, a new decade. When could be a better time to set yourself some dancing goals? We’ve put together this post with some suggestions of New Year’s Resolutions that can be adapted to your dancing lifestyle to help you improve, expand your dancing experiences and keep you happy and healthy!
Try a New Style of Dance
It’s never too late to try a new style of dance, whether you dance competitively in a completely different style already or just want to try a similar style of dance - go for it! You never know, you might just fall completely head over heels in love with it. There are so many different styles of dance, from stricter styles like ballet to partnership dances like ballroom to more fun-loving dances like salsa! Find a new dance style to fall in love with, educate yourself on or simply just have fun socialising.
Dance Outside of Class
Dancing isn’t just for in the studio. Granted, dancing with smooth, polished floors in front of huge shiny mirrors is not far from perfect, but maybe it’s time to broaden your horizons in 2020. Dance can be performed anywhere, so don’t bottle up your talent until class, dance at home, dance in the park, dance in the shop - dance everywhere and anywhere!
Don’t Beat Yourself Up
Sometimes it can feel like no matter how much you practice or work on certain techniques you’re never going to perfect it. You will! Instead of focusing on what you’re struggling on, turn your focus to what you’re performing brilliantly, although you should put in extra work on the sequences your falling behind on, it’s equally important to recognise your positives too.
Have Fun Dancing!
The most important thing about dancing is that you enjoy it and you love doing it. Of course, when you’re passionate about something, not getting things perfect every time can take its toll on you. You’ve got to remember why you fell in love with dance and all the reasons you want to dance!
Practice, Practice, Practice!
Even professionals and principal dancers you look up to don’t get techniques perfect the first time they perform them. It’s essential to practice! If you put in the hours, you'll achieve the results.
Listen to your Body
It’s important to listen to your body, it’s easy to ignore little aches and pains but it’s important to ensure those minor issues don’t turn into something major. Don’t convince yourself that it’s ‘just your dodgy knee’ or ‘my ankle always hurts after back to back classes’ go and get it checked out! You’ll be thankful you did in the long run.
Get Social Media Savvy
Outside the studio and online you can discover a whole new world of dancers from across the globe - interact and be inspired by fellow dancers! Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @movedancewear and use the hashtag #movedance to be featured on our page!