It takes time to become a dancer -

so relax, have fun and enjoy the ride!

(1 of 21)

DANCING CAN BE A

LIFETIME LEARNING

EXPERIENCE SO SET

YOURSELF SOME

GOALS AND WORK

TOWARDS THEM TO

 MAKE MEASURABLE

ACHIEVEMENTS!

(6 of 21)

Ask your teacher

questions about

situations you've

come across so they

can help you

understand what

happened, and how

to deal with it.

(11 of 21)

Keep your lessons

close together,

especially in your beginner days so it's

easier to recall the

material and get it

right, faster.

WE ARE

WHAT WE

DO!

(16 of 21)

Being a

'Step Hungry'

dancer will lead to

a deficiency in

partnership skills.

Learn 1 new figure,

then focus on your

lead or follow in 1 specific area such as

'Turning From Closed

To Open Positions'

in ALL the figures you know which it applies to. Then everything you do gets better

and partners will come back to dance

with you because it feels so good!

(2 of 21)

Listen to your teacher

and then put their

words into action.

(7 of 21)

Learning off the Internet is difficult.

How you interpret what you're seeing isn't backed up by having a professional understanding. Make sure you ask your teacher to correct all elements of anything you decide to copy.

(12 of 21)

DON'T CRITICIZE

OTHERS -

Always stick to

improving yourself.

There's always something to improve!

(14 of 21)

After having a group lesson, back it up with a private lesson to resolve any questions, make sure you are doing it right and safely. We want to prevent any unwanted

issues and leave you with a proper understanding and positive experience.

(17 of 21)

Stop Practicing if

you think you're

doing it wrong.

It's better not to

develop something

you will need to

undo.

THERE ARE

NEVER

ENDING

BENEFITS

TO DANCING!

(3 of 21)

Asking questions

will help your teacher

target your needs.

(8 of 21)

Be a nice person,

be polite,

be considerate of

other dancers and

teachers. You never

know, you could be talking to you future

life partner! We've

seen people meet and marry through the

studio, including the

current owners

Sharon & Marko!

REACH FOR

THE STARS!

(15 of 21)

Dance with

beginners as much as

possible as it will teach you much about

yourself, and they will

end up be tomorrows

experienced dancers.

(18 of 21)

Be humble.

There is always more you can learn and

improve upon.

Teachers included.

(21 of 21)

Keep your lessons

close together,

especially in your beginner days,

so it's easier to recall

the basics and get used to them faster!

(4 of 21)

Do a quick review

of what you learned

today within 1 hour

of leaving the class

to help memory.

Leave it for a day and it's likely you'll remember it differently.

(9 of 21)

Be aware of what

you are doing with

your body, your

hands, and to your

partner. Never

intentionally or

unintentionally hurt

anyone by being

unaware.

(13 of 21)

Always say 'sorry' if

you bump into someone or hurt someone whilst dancing, whether it was your fault or not. It's better to look after people than to make it worse.

(19 of 21)

Important!

Don't teach dancing

unless you are a

trained and qualified

dance teacher. You

will unknowingly

do more harm

than good, both

physically and

mentally.

SPECIAL NOTE

Be kind on your

learning ability:

The Brain CANNOT

focus on 2 new

things at the same

time. It will toggle

back & forth between functions,

which means you

will make mistakes until you have spent enough time on the new material to form a permanent neural connection.

- from:

ARTICULATE

DANCE TRAINING.

(5 of 21)

"Dance a whole

song" for your teacher

without stopping, so they can feel what your overall dancing is like outside the studio. Just doing individual figures

and stopping doesn't

give them enough of

the big picture to

help. Even if you only want to work on

1 thing.

(10 of 21)

Never teach your

partner new dance

stuff in the middle of

a social dance, as

much as you might want to. Your partner

just wants to dance something they're

comfortable with. Learning on the social

floor is awkward and requires stopping

and disrupting the flow of the crowd.

Lessons are the appropriate time for teaching.

SMILE!

(20 of 21)

The greatest dancers

regularly practice their

foundation

movements because

dancing is like

architecture:

Keep your foundations

strong and it will

support the rest of

your design.

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