It’s that time of year when many of us set goals for the coming year. Here are a few resolutions that you might want to add to your list to help you become a better dancer:
- Improve your flexibility: While we are probably aware of the extensions involved in the Smooth dances, all styles of dance require flexibility. Make it a habit to include stretching in your daily routine. A few good stretches every morning and evening will quickly help you to become more limber and you’ll see the benefits when you dance.
- Increase your strength: As well as being graceful, dancers need to be strong. You know how tiring it can be keeping your body in dance frame for extended periods of time. The key to success is developing a strong core and arm muscles so try adding a few strength-building exercises for these areas.
- New Year, new dance: We all benefit from the challenge of trying new things so why not take this opportunity to try a new dance style. Your body will benefit from moving in a different way and your mind will appreciate the mental stimulation. Maybe there’s a dance you’ve always wanted to learn – just ask your Instructor or check out our calendar to see if there’s a Group Class you’d like to attend.
- Take on a challenge: Make 2014 the year you enter a dance competition or perform your first solo routine. As well as giving you a goal to work towards, imagine the sense of achievement you’ll feel when you’re successful. If your Instructor hasn’t already talked to you about your personal goals, be sure to let him/her know what you’d like to do.
Whatever your goals are for 2014, let us know so we can help you achieve them. If your goal for 2014 is to take your first ballroom dance class, there’s no better way to get started than with a Free Introductory Lesson. Call the Studio at (856) 770-4294 or contact us online.
See you soon and Good Luck!