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3 excuses NOT to learn dance this decade

January 7, 2019

With only one year left before we start the '20s its time to review why you haven't learned how to dance this decade.

 

 

 

1. I don't know how to dance

 

 

As a dance teacher of 20 years, this has to be one of my favourite excuses that I hear!

 

When I sense that someone is a bit curious about ballroom dancing, I usually suggest that they take a handful of lessons to try it out.

 

"Oh no, I can't dance"

 

I always want to respond with something like: "That's EXACTLY WHY you take lessons!". I mean I wouldn't expect to be able to sit in a car and JUST KNOW how to drive the first time. With a bit of gentle guidance and practise I can LEARN how to operate the execrator and brakes, steering etc. And before I know it: I'm driving!

 

I think with dancing, people worry about needing to "BE A NATURAL" ... Don't. Dancing, like driving is learned :-)

 

2. I don't have a partner

 

I've written another blog about this, but the short recap here is that you don't NEED one. A great way to learn is one-on-one with your own instructor.

 

You can learn your own content at your own pace and you're the only one in the dance partnership wearing "L" Plates. 

 

A good dance instructor will introduce their students to other dancers and provide groups, parties and organise Balls and trips out social dancing to give their students a chance to use the skills they learn with a VARIETY of partners.

 

3. I don't have enough time/money

 

This may well be true. But you never know until you try. Any good dance studio will be open on a full time basis with permanent staff, provide easy session times that you can enjoy in the evenings after work and be super-flexible when working out personal session times. You can expect to make good progress learning as little as 2 hours a week.

 

Any good studio will work out a tuition plan that:

A. suits your personal goals and outcomes

B. fits around your other obligations and

C. fits within a budget that you can put toward a hobby/life skill

 

So, what are you waiting for? Make some more excuses to put off learning to dance this year...or don't!

 

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