Most people are first introduced to social dancing at an evening party or dance. After the initial excitement of attempting this new dance they decide that taking some classes is a good idea. There are a lot of options out there:
Drop in classes and workshops are one day commitments while series classes require a commitment of 4-6 weeks. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should invest your time and money into series classes in addition to your drop in classes and workshops.
1. Review last week’s material
Your teacher will review last week’s lesson and progress from there. This review is essential because most students forget the transitions and trickier moves that make dancing so fun.
2. Make Friends
Because you dance and associate with the same students week after week it gives you time to settle in, remember names, and become comfortable with the other student’s personalities and dance ability. Often people who take a series together also dance with each other at the social dances because of this familiarity.
3. Create a Dance Habit
Committing to regular classes helps you get into the habit of going dancing. This is especially important for students who are dancing for exercise or to just get out of the house. Even after the series is over you will want to progress to the next level or even attend an evening dance.
4. Get to know your teachers
When you get used to your teacher’s teaching style you will be able to pick up new moves and concepts much faster. Additionally, it gives you time to become friends with your teachers. This helps you feel comfortable asking questions and makes the whole experience more fun.
5. Opportunity to ask questions
Because you have time between weekly classes to practice or try out your new moves on the social floor you can come back the next week and ask questions. It’s a really good idea to show up to class knowing what you are good at and what you need to work on.
Take advantage of series classes offered at ATOMIC Ballroom in Irvine, CA in Argentine Tango, Swing, Salsa, and all the ballroom dances. Click here for the full calendar and choose “Show Series”.