Even the most accomplished ballroom dancers had their first day on the dance floor, made mistakes, but they never gave up. If you are a beginner in ballroom dancing, you must have come across a few challenges. This is not unique to you; when you are a beginner in it, things might appear a little difficult. The key thing is fixing your eyes on the ball. Everything else will fall into place as long as you are ready to give it your best.
Mistakes to Avoid
Never stare at your feet: When you are fresh to ballroom dancing, you will always be tempted to look at feet as you try to avoid stepping on your partner or fearing they might also step on you. Forget about everything else and look up, don’t be too conscious and let go of all your worries and focus on your moves.
No slouching please!: Maintaining a stiff posture is always recommended when you are learning ballroom dancing as it helps you get a good dancing posture. The stance plays an important role in ballroom dancing, mastering the right and appropriate frame for you is the first step to learning how to dance.
Start with small steps: One of the biggest mistakes many dancers make is taking wide steps which work against you, especially when you are still trying to find your balance. Try to stick to small steps and increase the tempo as soon as you become more comfortable with your moves.
Master the beats through counting: Sometimes, all you might have to do to keep up the tempo is counting the beats. Many new dancers tend to focus on the steps more, count the rhythm if you have to.
Ballroom dancing is fun and a great way to relax your mind, avoid these mistakes, and you will be a pro after a few lessons.