As a dance teacher, I always want to make sure my students are getting the most out of their lessons and their money. It's true that I only get to see a majority of my students for 45 minute private lessons out of the week so I try to give them a good amount of information that will help transform their dancing. However, what about the other 10,0035 minutes that I don't get to see you?
Practice is the most important thing you can do for your dancing and it should be your #1 rule that you give yourself. It doesn't have to be a huge time commitment but 30 seconds a day should do it. Now I know what you're probably thinking, "30 seconds? That's it?" Yup.
It's just that easy.
30 seconds is the same amount of time it takes me to warm up my leftover pizza in the microwave, 30 seconds is even less than the amount of time we're supposed to brush our teeth and 30 seconds is all you need a day to see massive improvements in your dancing.
During that time you're heating up dinner in the microwave, practice your rumba walks, Cuban motion, ballroom walks (focusing on collecting your feet of course!) or that new step you just learned. You see that little bit of time taken to dust the shelves off in your brain is going to be enough for you to be able to review your material with your teacher more quickly thus giving more time for new material. You'll see yourself progressing faster than you could've imagined and build the confidence you need to get out on that dance floor and kill it!
Need ideas to help you practice? Check out my article on How to Practice on Your Own.