Have you ever asked yourself this question? Seems like common sense, right? Show up to class, learn some moves, meet some people, feel awesome! A great experience needs some self-awareness and awareness of others. Let's look at this a little closer.
Firstly, why do we even learn to dance?
8 REASONS WE LEARN TO DANCE (VOLUNTARILY)
There are umpteen reasons but here are 10 common ones.
IT'S ME TIME
When we choose do so something like dance, we look for an experience that will satisfy our needs, and wants so we can feel great. Dance has tons to offer...the music, the movements, the people energy, the vibe. Feel energized not just after class, but in the moment. Let all that goodness into your soul. It's ME time :) And on days you need some extra energy, the music, dance and fellow students can help lift your spirits!
IT'S US TIME TOO!
Our sheer presence in the room impacts the overall vibe of the class. We feed off energy AND we create energy. Sometimes we're so into our own experience that we forget about others. They may be having a blast, totally lost, killing' it, or struggling to stay focused. Your smile or encouragement might be that thing that changes their experience for the better.
HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO A GREAT VIBE IN A DANCE CLASS
Let these ideas marinate for a bit. We all can improve our self-awareness and awareness of others. In dance, especially in Latin street dances, the experience is shared with partners, team mates, instructors, and friends! Radiate the your best energy and create an authentic joy that will keep you and others around you smiling.
Various authors including Caryl Cuizon, co-founder of iFreeStyle.ca Latin Dance Company.