Journey To Be A Dance Teacher

It was 2009 and I was somehow able to pass my graduation. I had no idea of what I was going to do further in life. I had no aim, no goals; I never felt any talent within me. However, as my other passed out classmates, I also started the pursuit of getting a job. As my grades were not that good, getting a good job was a race that ended in smoke.

Finally, after a long struggle I got a job as a receptionist in a dance school. It was all that I had got at that time. It was then, I use to see dance teachers teaching students and I use to observe each step done by teachers. As I also use to dance in my elementary days, my dance interest started provoking again. After completing my shift I use to learn dance as a student in that particular school where I was doing job. After practicing around 6 months, I took part in a solo dance competition at our city and got first prize.  I use to teach small students when teacher was not around and I felt so passionate about it.

Today, I am a successful dance teacher and teaching in the same dance school as a head trainer. Dance has provided me life's best days, if you also want to learn dance as a healthy routine or a career opportunity you can check, etc. Have a bright future ahead!

8 things to remember while you dance!

  1. Be in the moment, aware and focused, or you might get your toes stepped on!

Very often we are thinking of what we are going to say or do next and don’t give the other person our full attention. Facial expressions tell you ‘ouch that hurt’.

  1. Listen to music and choose the appropriate steps

Have you considered the context of the conversation and the other person’s mood or your own? Choosing the right words to fit the mood can be very helpful!

  1. Attitude is important: be warm, friendly and respectful.

A warm, friendly and respectful attitude is shown mostly through appropriate eye contact, an engaging smile and taking your partner’s feelings into consideration. You can know more by hopping on to isolation performing arts.

  1. Timing is important!

There is always a time and place talk, listen, but unlike basic partner dances, a rhythm of taking turns: following (leading) and leading (talking).

  1. Lead and follow from your heart

If you are false to your own self and if you don’t listen and speak from your heart, your conversational dance will feel artificial.

  1. Seek clarity

Mean what you say and say what you mean. If you are leading (talking), give your words context and direction to aid understanding. If you are following (listening), rephrase and reflect to confirm understanding.

  1. Mirror your partner

You will be more in-sync with your partner’s moves if you mirror their mood, voice, body language and facial expressions.

  1. Keep dancing

Strive to make your partner look good and feel good.