1. Take dance lessons consistently. Whether its group classes, private lessons or online dance lessons you need to keep sharpening your dance knowledge.
2. Practice frequently. Make it a habit to practice as often as you can. Watch this dance practice video for a guide to practicing.
3. Go out dancing on a regular basis. You need REAL WORLD experience. Go out to a nightclub, a Ballroom dance party or a studio party for social dancing.
4. Have a goal. Having a specific goal will motivate you to get better quickly. Work towards a competition, a showcase or a wedding dance.
5. Dance with people better than you. This will push you outside of your comfort zone and challenge you to adapt to your partner very quickly.
6. Visualize your dancing. Have a clear image of what you want your dancing to become. This clarity will help you work towards the dancer you want to be.
7. Make technique a priority. Remember, it’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. Even basic steps can look amazing if done well. Work on your standing leg, your posture, frame and other technique elements. View our technique dance videos.
Hope you enjoyed these!
Johnny McCarron says
I really like your advice to dance often. To me, that is one of the best ways to become a better dancer. As they say, practice makes perfect. So, if you want to really improve your dancing skills, you have to practice dancing. Do you have any advice about finding professional help with developing your moves?
Leon Turetsky says
To find a professional dance instructor to take private lessons with, just search on google for Ballroom dance studio in your area.
Lucy Gibson says
Leon, my husband and I have been thinking about signing up for a competition. We took some lessons for our wedding reception and have been loving it ever since. His birthday is coming up and I would love to surprise him with some new pants and shoes. Thanks for sharing these tips.
are you a dancer
I think he is 😂 why would he post this if he is not a dancer
Rich Booth says
As a brand new student, your “Finding the Beat! course was so important for me. I’ll have to listen to it several more times to get it to become instinctive, but the instruction style matching “my way” of learning things.
Sutton Turner says
I like how you said to dance with people better than you to push you out of your comfort zone. We are taking some dance classes for before our wedding. Thanks for the tips on how to improve your dancing.
I’m a frustrated dancer and I learned a lot from this article. Thank you for sharing!
Alice Carroll says
You made a good point that having goals will make it a lot easier to get better at dancing. I plan to enroll on a live virtual dance class soon in order to do something productive during my weekends. The last time I seriously studied dancing was back when I was still in high school so I have a lot of brushing up to do.
Hi I am a professional dancer and some of these tips do help but not all of the. Sometimes finding free time can be ruff. But just stretching can be the best for your flexibility. Hope u like my comment.