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Dance Diaries: Dodging the Dance Don'ts with Coach Lizette




Hello, Dance Darlings!


Coach Lizette here, your guide in the glamorous world of dancing! Today, we're chatting about a topic that's a tad less glittery but super crucial - the common missteps (pun intended!) beginners often make in their dance journey. But don't fret, I'm here to help you dance through these hiccups with love, passion, and purpose!

 

1. Speeding Through the Basics 🏎️🚫

I know, I know, you want to leap straight into those fancy moves you saw on TV. But hold your horses! Skipping the basics is like building a house without a foundation. Take your time with the basics, and the fancy stuff will become a piece of cake (or a slice of dance floor?).


2. Mirror, Mirror, Not on the Wall 🪞

Constantly checking yourself out in the mirror? It’s great to be aware of your form, but don't get obsessed. Dancing is about feeling the rhythm in your bones, not just looking picture-perfect. So, occasionally, turn away from the mirror and dance like nobody's watching (because sometimes, they aren't!).


3. Rigid Robot Moves 🤖

Remember, you're a human, not a robot! Overthinking each move can make your dancing seem stiff. Loosen up a bit, let those limbs flow naturally. Think of your dance as a story you’re telling with your body – it needs emotion, not just mechanics!


4. Neglecting the Beat 🥁

Ah, the beat – the heart of dance! Ignoring the rhythm and just doing the steps is a common no-no. You gotta feel the beat, groove with it. Your moves should be BFFs with the music. So, listen closely and let the beat guide you.


5. Practice? Later, Maybe? 📅

Procrastinating practice is like saying 'no' to becoming a better dancer. Regular practice is non-negotiable! Even if it's just a few minutes a day, it makes a huge difference. Remember, practice doesn’t just make perfect; it makes permanent!


6. Dance Floor Shyness 😳

Feeling shy on the dance floor? Totally normal, but don’t let it hold you back. Everyone started somewhere, and nobody's here to judge. Your dance space is a safe space. Own it, rock it!


7. Forgetting to Have Fun! 🎉

Last but not least, if you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong! Dance is an expression of joy and creativity. Let loose, laugh at your mistakes, and remember why you started dancing in the first place.

 

So, there you have it, dance enthusiasts! Dodge these dance don'ts, and you're well on your way to a fabulous dance journey.


And remember to…

Dance with Love, Passion and Purpose

Coach Lizette


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