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Follow these seven tips to improve your dancing if you feel like you have hit a plateau.

Every dance student wants to progress to harder levels as quickly as possible. Follow these seven tips to improve your dancing if you feel like you have hit a plateau.

  • Don’t miss class. We get it – people go on vacation and come down with the flu unexpectedly. There are valid reasons for missing dance class, but when you do, you should schedule a makeup class as soon as possible. Otherwise, you’ll have a hard time picking up on the steps your class learned in your absence.
  • Practice at home. Repetition is the key to mastering a new step. Make dance class a time to learn, and practice your technique and choreography sequences at home so you can move on to new content faster.
  • Set goals. If you have a timeframe in mind for finishing a dance or reaching a new skill level, you’ll reach it more quickly. Work toward performing in an upcoming recital or competing at an event with your dance team.
  • Showcase your skills outside of class. Enter a talent show or dance contest or offer to perform at your friend’s wedding. These goals outside of class can help you improve your dancing faster than ever.
  • Stretch daily. Flexibility is required to excel in many dance styles. For instance, if you can’t do the splits or get your leg high enough to perform a grand battement, you will never progress to the higher levels of ballet. Stretching also reduces the chance of pulling a muscle, an injury that delays your progress until you heal. To increase your flexibility, stretch at least once a day, as well as immediately before and after every dance lesson.
  • Improve your diet. Just as Olympic athletes must eat well if they hope to rise above the competition, dancers must fuel their bodies with the proper nutrition if they hope to advance to more difficult levels. A healthy diet gives you energy to power through extra rehearsals and helps you develop strong muscles that respond the way you want.
  • Take lessons from qualified teachers. You’re only as good as the instructor who coaches you. When you choose a dance academy, make sure you’re learning from experienced, professionally trained teachers who won’t put a limit on your dance goals.

If you’re looking for a new dance school to further your skills, Dance Academy USA could be the right place for you! We offer classes in a wide variety of dance styles for students of all ages and experience levels. We would love for you to come be a part of the DAU family! To learn more, or to register for classes, please call us at (408) 257-3211 or email us at officeteam@danceacademyusa.com.

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