Determine Your Goals for Dance Lessons:
- for exercise
- have a hobby with your partner
- nice dance skills for a party
- good dance skills for ballroom dance events
What is Social Dancing?
There is a definition for social dancing from Web site socialdanceinfo.com:
Social dancing is partner dancing that is informal, relaxed, and danced for the enjoyment of the partners – rather than to meet the criteria of a dance school or an audience. Social dancing is danced for enjoyment, socialization, recreation and health. The test for social dancing success is how much the dance partners have enjoyed the dance – not how they have danced in the eyes of others or how “correctly” they have danced.
Social dancing has no standardized teaching or learning curriculum. Social dance teachers teach steps and techniques they have come to prefer or what they hunch their students will prefer. The steps and techniques taught by one instructor can vary considerably from those taught by someone else. Social dancing is also dynamic. The types of social dances and styles change with the times.
Social dancing is different for American ballroom dancing which is sometimes called social ballroom dancing. Ballroom dancing is meant to be danced in ballrooms, and social dancing is suited for dancing on small or crowded floors, such as dance floors found in restaurants and pubs. If ballroom dancers wish to use their dancing skills in social dance environments, they do need to change and adapt their style and steps.
Some adults think they are clumsy. This gives fear for beginners who wish to learn adult social and ballroom dance. What we teach in dance studio Secret of Dance, Fort Myers is natural for people. When we are happy, we jump and make funny dance movements. Scientists say its hormone of joy at work—endorphins. So, if our lives become boring and monotonous, we use dance to fill up our life of joy and new interests. You can try to make the first step and decide do you like it or not.
What I Hope for Social Dance Classes…
From my experience, beginners cannot organize their movements because they don’t know how to use their bodies. Often people say, “I have two left feet.” In my opinion, to dance is like going for a walk. When we are walking, we don’t think about our left and right foot. We make step right, step left. For absolute beginners, it would be very useful to learn nightclub freestyle – very simple dance style with everyday popular music. It helps to understand the mechanics of our movements and gives orientation of space. This is what you will learn at dance classes, Secret of Dance, Fort Myers.
The next nice exercise for dance class beginners is line dance. Learning line dance, we develop our memory and body’s balance. Line dances include popular dances, country dances , and Latin dances. Why solo? Because when you are dancing with a partner, you concentrate your attention on movements together. When you dance solo, you concentrate on only your movements.
Finally, it is your choice of your favorite dance. For example, some like to dance bachata and cha cha, other will enjoy to dance foxtrot and waltz. It is only your choice what you can learn at Fort Myers dance classes.
If you don’t have a dance partner, it is not a problem. You can dance solo! Here is dance class schedule social, ballroom dance, Secret of Dance.
Ballroom Dance Lesson with Seniors, Secret of Dance, Fort Myers FL
Senior couples feel and understand dance like no other group. At this age, people are exempt from everyday problems, hassles and can be themselves.
With time, our cognitive abilities and our physical bodies change; therefore, we need more time to learn new dance steps. In our dance lessons we will learn at a comfortable speed. For some minutes of our class, we will involve line dance because it is fun and energetic. Then we will learn techniques and combinations of social dance. I hope our lessons will give nice energy and joy.
In our senior years it is not the time to over exert ourselves with exercise and make sporting records. Actions need to be slight and comfortable without a heavy burden on the organism. When we are older, we need not think about beautiful figures. More important is strengthening of the immune system and maintaining the flexibility and functionality of the muscular skeletal system, also prevention of cardio vascular system problems, healthy nervous system, and psychological balance. For seniors, it is beneficial to learn and practice Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Two step nightclub, Bachata and Line dances – very quiet and pleasurable movements and such fabulous music.
On this page you can watch videos of different social dance styles
Works cited “Social Dancing.” Social Dancing In and Around Vancouver BC. 5 May 2016, http://www.heritageinstitute.com/danceinfo/descriptions/social.htm