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7 Dance Tips for Beginners (who are learning at home!)


hip hop dancer learning at home

Remember back in 2019 when the thought of learning dance online seemed a little - out there? As an online dance education business that started in 2015, trust me - I know that it used to be hard to convince people that it could work. Enter: The year 2020 and Covid. Now, learning to dance in your living room through a screen is not only understandable, it's the norm! And it's even been shown to be a better way to learn dance!


So, for all of you online dance newbies - Here are some tips for beginners who are using YouDance.com to learn dance:


  1. Start with the Basics: Before jumping into advanced moves, make sure to master the basic steps and techniques of your chosen dance style. Foundations are crucial for building a strong dance repertoire. Start at the beginner course of every dance genre and do lesson one, first.

  2. Practice Regularly: Consistency is key to improvement in dance. Set aside dedicated time each day or week to practice your dance routines and exercises. The more you practice, the more confident and skilled you'll become. Even just 15 minutes a week can make a big difference!

  3. Focus on Technique: Pay attention to proper technique and form while practicing. Take advantage of instructional videos on YouDance.com to learn the correct posture, footwork, and body movements for your chosen dance style.

  4. Take it Slow: Don't rush through the steps or try to learn complex moves too quickly. Break down the choreography into smaller, manageable sections and practice them at a slower pace before gradually increasing your speed. At the end of each lesson you will have the option to Repeat the lesson, Practice or Move on. Don't be afraid to repeat lessons as many times as you need to! The Practice is a video repetitively executing the movement that you can follow along to, use this tool.

  5. Use Mirrors: If possible, practice in front of a mirror to monitor your movements and ensure proper alignment. Visual feedback can help you identify areas for improvement and refine your technique. Have a full length mirror in your closet? Take your phone/tablet/computer in there to learn your lesson.

  6. Warm Up and Cool Down: Always start your dance sessions with a proper warm-up to prepare your muscles and prevent injuries. YouDance.com lessons have suggested warm-ups at the top right of every course. Similarly, end your practice sessions with a cool-down to stretch and relax your muscles.

  7. Stay Patient and Positive: Learning dance takes time and patience, and it's supposed to be fun! So don't get discouraged if you don't master a move right away. Stay positive, stay persistent, and celebrate your progress along the way.

By following these tips and making the most of the resources available on YouDance.com, beginners can embark on a fulfilling journey of learning and mastering dance from the comfort of their homes.


Happy dancing!


-Courtney

Founder of YouDance.com

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