You've been taking dance classes for a while, are completely confident in what you've learned, and are completely comfortable dancing in front of your teacher, partner, and other studio students... However, the thought of dancing in front of anybody else, anyplace else, makes your stomach turn. You're not the only one, after all! It's quite normal. It's a question of self-assurance and overcoming a mental obstacle that many individuals, even other dancers, have faced at some time in their life.
Fortunately, you can overcome these obstacles and, if you're reading this, you presumably already know that you need to, and you're also already off to a wonderful start!
This advice is for anybody who wants to break out of their shell and become the star-studded dancer they've always wanted to be, whether they're taking dance lessons or just practicing at home.
Maintain your physical fitness
It is indisputable that taking care of our bodies boosts our confidence and self-esteem, so consider eating healthily and exercising. Exercising causes the body to release endorphins and serotonin, both of which have been shown to promote happy moods and an overall sense of well-being. Not only does it enhance your confidence, but it also affects how you appear and feel on the dance floor! "If you look great, you'll feel good, and do excellent!"
Get a lot of practice
At beginners salsa classes sydney we believe practice makes perfect. Dancers who practice more tend to do better, so don't forget to practice between classes. Studies show that practicing what you learned the day before increases your odds of remembering it the next day. And not only that, but repetition increases recall capacity and muscle memory, so as the movement becomes second nature, your posture improves, making you feel more comfortable altogether. On this path, you'll gain confidence in your performance, even while performing in front of others.
Understand Your Body
Understand your anatomy and how it relates to dance. Knowing your own anatomy, including your physical limits and peculiarities, may help you determine how far you can push your technique. You may learn more about human anatomy – and your own – by studying your own body. Nobody is perfect, so don't beat yourself up over things you can't control.